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 lasting peace? Dialogue and negotiation […]
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?
In a statement for the annual observation of 10 Days for Peace, the Japanese Catholic Bishops say that peaceful coexistence cannot be protected by wars. Read the full statement here. Which situations in the world do you think the Japanese Bishops were thinking of when they said this? Where do you see these dynamics in […]
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations. He spoke on the need for peace in the Occupied Palestinian Territory at the 21st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 23 July. He deplored the violence, which is only begetting more violence, and the indiscriminate killing of civilians […]
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 of force,” they said. Read […]