The Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan understands itself to have a special vocation to work for peace. They explain: “It is not based upon any political ideology. We continue to appeal for peace not as a political issue, but as a human one. Our awareness of this vocation is, of… Read More »Japanese Bishops Call for Peace 70 Years After World War II
In a statement of protest at the reinterpretation of Japan’s Peace Constitution, the Catholic Bishops of Japan plead with their Prime Minister not to give up hope of settling disputes through dialogue and negotiation. The full statement is available here. Can you think of any war that actually brought about… Read More »Don’t Give up Hope
How many wars are raging in the world right now? How do you think it is that so many human beings, groups and nations come to make this mistake so often?
The Catholic Bishops of Japan are concerned that new interpretations of the country’s Constitution undermine its Preamble and Article 9 which call for peace and renounce war. “We, the Catholic Church, are convinced that it is false to think that security can be ensured by military buildup and the use… Read More »Japanese Bishops Defend Peace Constitution
The Japan Catholic Council for Justice & Peace have written to Prime Minister Abe to express their concern about the draft Special Secrets Act saying: “We, the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, oppose the draft Special Secret Bill from the standpoint of those who respect the basic principles… Read More »Japan Catholic Council for Justice & Peace Opposes Special Secret Bill