Justice & Peace Scotland

 

 

Striving for Social Justice.

The National Commission for Justice and Peace advises the Scottish Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in matters relating to social justice, international peace and human rights, and promotes action in these areas.

 

 

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Image: Scottish Faith Leaders letter to Scottish Government

Bishop Nolan, President of Justice and Peace Scotland along with other Scottish faith leaders have signed a letter to the Scottish Government urging them to act in this years budget to help families living in poverty in Scotland.   Read More...

Image: 2nd Sunday of Advent

A short video reflection for the second Sunday of Advent.   Read More...

Image: Become an eco-congregation – and change your life.

Could you encourage your parish to become an Eco-Congregation?  Fintan Hurley did exactly that in Edinburgh and he writes about it in this week's blog.   Read More...

Image: Bishop Nolan Addresses Protesters at Dungavel

Bishop Nolan, President of Justice and Peace Scotland gave a powerful speech to the Dungavel Solidarity Gatering on Sunday 25th November 2018.  Watch his speech here.   Read More...

Image: Scottish MPs call on parliamentary pension fund to divest from fossil fuel companies

Campaign urges UK Parliamentary Pension Fund to quantify, disclose and review its investments in carbon-intensive industries.  Holyrood article.     Read More...

Image: Catholic Social Teaching Quotes for 2019

The Catholic Social Teaching qoutes for 2019 are now available!  These quotes are linked to the mass themes or significant social justice dates in the calendar.  Please share them widely, perhaps including them in newsletters, bulletins or prayer group reflections etc.   Read More...

Image: Outrage as 230,000 Scots children revealed to be living in poverty

Heartbreaking figures reveal nearly a quarter of Scottish kids on the breadline live in a working family where the parents simply cannot make ends meet. Report in The Daily Record.     Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses Coming to Paisley on 5th December

Justice and Peace Scotland and Sciaf have worked together to bring this exhibtion of refugee photographs and stories to every diocese in Scotland.   Archbishop Tartaglia launched the exhibition in St Andrews Cathedral, Clyde Street in Glasgow on World Refugee Day, 20th June 2018.   Read More...

Image: Faith to Faith - Walking Through Domestic Abuse

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art warmly invite you to their next Faith to Faith dialogue event where we will hear from the Scottish Interfaith Group on Domestic Abuse and see their new short film "Walking Through Domestic Abuse".   Read More...

Image: English and Welsh Bishops' Conference calls for ambitious action on climate change

The Bishops Conference of England and Wales have published a strong statement calling on politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement at the COP 24 UN Convention on Climate Change just beginning in Poland. ICN report.   Read More...



Last updated: 09 December 2018

 

Could you encourage your parish to become an Eco-Congregation?  Fintan Hurley did exactly that in Edinburgh and he writes about it in this week's blog.

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Campaign of the Month

Every month, Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign on which you can take action

December 2018 Campaign:  

Help Stop The Hostile Environment

 

 

Further campaigns are listed on our Get Involved page. Click here to Get Involved!

Important Resources


Image: Catholic Social Teaching Quotes for 2019

The Catholic Social Teaching qoutes for 2019 are now available!  These quotes are linked to the mass themes or significant social justice dates in the calendar.  Please share them widely, perhaps including them in newsletters, bulletins or prayer group reflections etc.



Image: 2018 Joint Statement on Climate Justice by Bishops' Conferences

The heads of six continental bishops’ conferences have signed a rare joint statement urging political leaders to solve climate change.



Image: Pax Christi Scotland Event 23 -25 November

Conforti Event 23 -25 November 2018



Image: Archbishop Gallagher's Statement on International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, gave an intervention during the High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.



Image: Justice and Peace Scotland - Human Trafficking Campaign Resource Sheet
We have produced this resource sheet with links to useful websites and resources as background information for our current campaign on human trafficking. Together we can tackle this scourge on society.