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: Challenge Poverty Week

On Sunday 30th September, Justice and Peace Scotland, Society of St Vincent de Paul and Xevarian Missionaries Conforti are offering a day of discernment, reflection and planning for action on issues of poverty in Scotland at no cost to those wishing to take part.    Read More...

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.
Image: Missio - The Pope's Charity

In our latest blog, Gerard Gough reflects on his work with Missio Scotland - feeding the mind, the body and the soul.   Read More...

Image: Global Neighbour Index

Are we good Global Neighbours?  Baptist World Australia have compiled a report assessing how the richest 20 countries are performing on 5 key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


Image: Fossil fuel divestment funds rise to $6tn

Insurance companies lead the sell-off of coal, oil and gas stocks over climate change and financial fears – oil majors now cite divestment as a risk to them, report in the Guardian.   Read More...

Image: Scottish Students explore beyond church walls

Students from Catholic schools across Scotland gathered together on Monday 3rd September, at the Xaverian Missionaries Conforti Centre in Coatbridge for a unique learning experience. 'Beyond the Walls' bought together eight of Scotland's leading lay-apostolate organisations to explore the life and mission of the Church taking place 'beyond the walls of chapels and churches'. ICN reports   Read More...

Image: Could your church divest this Season of Creation?

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a Christian environmental organisation helping local church congregations address environmental issues and from 1 September - 4 Ocotber (Season of Creation) they are hoping to encourage many more churches in Scotland to join them.   Read More...

Image: A Warm Welcome and English Classes (ESOL) at St Aloysius in Glasgow

Anne Macdonald, a retired teacher, learns that there is more than meets the eye to offering refugees and asylum seekers language skills.    Read More...

Image: The Great British Beach Clean and Survey 14th - 17th September

The Marine Conservation Society have launched Beachwatch 2018, the UK's biggest beach clean up and survey.   Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses New dates added for August and September

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...

Last updated: 18 September 2018


This week, in our latest blog, Gerard Gough reflects on his work with Missio Scotland - feeding the mind, the body and the soul.

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Campaign of the Month

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

September 2018 Campaign:   DON'T INVEST IN WEAPONS  



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

Important Resources

Image: Oxfam Report - Uprooted Climate Change Displacement

Image: Divest your church: new resources

Does your church have investments in fossil fuel companies? Ever thought about moving your money somewhere that builds the world you want to live in? A new resource produced by Operation Noah, Divest your church, explains how your local church can divest from fossil fuels and reinvest for a brighter future, as well as supporting the campaign for the national Churches to divest.

Further details


Image: Terrorist Attack in London

Glasgow Churches Together have responded to the terrorist attack in London by producing a prayer service.

Access on GCT website

Image: New US Administration

The Sisters of St Joseph of Boston have put together a prayer calendar for the first 100 days of the new administration.

The content encourages unity and reconciliation and offers support to people who may be vulnerable to policy changes. 

Download the calendar here.

Image: Alarming number of trafficked children going missing from care

Trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are going missing from UK care at an “alarmingly high” rate, leading charities ECPAT UK and Missing People have said in a new report. The report, entitled Heading back to harm: A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK, has found that more than a quarter of all trafficked children and over 500 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children went missing at least once in the year to September 2015, while 207 have not been found.


Read the Report