process of reflection lasting several years, the German bishops in 2000 published
a comprehensive statement on peace in which they developed the fundamentals of
the church teachings on peace. The “Just Peace” statement thus became the
orientation framework on peace ethics for church practice in Germany. In the
following years, the considerations exposed in “A Just Peace” time and again
served as a basis for further actualization and concretization.
Statement of the German Bishops
Different approaches to the statement as well as suggestions for further work were provided soon after its publication and can be found here
Special edition of the JP Newsletter on the 10th anniversary of “A Just Peace"