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: Statement on Visit to UK, by Professor Philip Alston on extreme poverty and human rights

Professor Philip Alston has released his preliminary findings from his investigation into poverty in the UK warning that the government "have a lot of work to do".   Read More...

Image: Connect & Encourage  Autumn / Winter 2018

The latest Connect & Encourage is now available to download.   Read More...

Image: Prisoners Week  18th - 25th November 2018

To mark Prisoners week, Hugh Foy writes our latest blog reflecting on his missionary work inside Scottish Prisons.   Read More...

Image: World Day of the Poor 2018

November 18, 2018 marks the second annual World Day of the Poor. Last year, Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.”   Read More...

Image: Asia Bibi: Scots church leaders urge asylum offer

Seven church leaders in Scotland have called for the home secretary to grant a Pakistani woman asylum, after she was acquitted of blasphemy.   Read More...

Image: Bangladesh army arrives in Rohingya refugee camps as repatriations loom

Presence of army, police and paramilitary is latest sign that repatriations to Myanmar may not be voluntary.  The Guardian.   Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses Coming to Carfin in November and Paisley in 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: Pax Christi Scotland Inaugural Event 23 - 25 November

The First Pax Christi Scotland Event will take place from 23rd-25th November 2018 at Conforti Institute in Coatbridge.  Everyone is invited to register for this free event.  Day places are available.  Contact: anna@confortiinstitute.org    Read More...

Image: Armistice Day 2018

Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, “Peace to you,” grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples of the earth becomes as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all. St John XXIII.   

Image: Glacier melting and climate change - the Alps losing face

This time, in our blog, our friend, Wolfgang, from Switzerland's Justice and Peace Commission tells of his fears for the Alps as climate change takes hold in Switzerland.    Read More...

Last updated: 19 November 2018

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To mark Prisoners week, 18th - 25th November, Hugh Foy writes our latest blog reflecting on his missionary work inside Scottish Prisons.



Campaign of the Month

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

November 2018 Campaign:  

Tell Our Political Leaders To Solve Climate Change



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

Important Resources

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.

Image: Oxfam Report - Uprooted Climate Change Displacement