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: Climate Countdown

In this weeks blog, Marian Pallister, vice chair of Justice & Peace Scotland, reflects on the latest climate change news.   Read More...

Image: Open Wound - J&P Scotland Human Trafficking Video

Released on UK Anti Slavery Day, 18th October, Justice and Peace Scotland have produced this short video to support our current campaign on human trafficking and modern slavery in Scotland.


Image: Cardinal attacks treatment of 'desperate' people seeking refuge in UK

As we approach UK Anti Slavery Day on Thursday 18 Oct 'The Tablet' talk to the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster who says “desperate” people seeking refuge in Britain are often treated in a “shocking” way by the country’s immigration system, and is calling on officials to stop treating human trafficking victims simply as migrants.   Read More...

Image: Universal credit: who gains, who loses, and how does transitional protection really work?

There is a lot of discussion in the media this week about the immediate and long-term impact of Universal Credit (UC), whether people will be better or worse off, and whether the ‘losers’ will have their incomes protected when they first move over to UC. This blog by CPAG seeks to clarify the story.   Read More...

Image: Care and Share

Kathleen McIntyre reflects on the service for the homeless developed by North Ayrshire churches.   Read More...

Image: Global Warming of 1.5ºC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have produced a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Image: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain

An unprecedented snapshot of migrants held in British detention centres found more than half of the sample were either suicidal, seriously ill or victims of torture, a Guardian investigation has established.

Image: More than 440 homeless people found dead in past year

More than 440 people experiencing homelessness have died on streets or in temporary accommodation in the UK in the past year, an investigation has found. ICN report.   Read More...

Image: Using child benefit to tackle poverty

Justice and Peace Scotland are among those campaigning for an increase to child benefit and we are asking for your help. We want to hear your thoughts on how child benefit helped you either now or in the past.  Email your comments to office@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk.   Read More...

Image: Pope Francis Message for Second World Day of the Poor 18th November 2018

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him   Read More...

Last updated: 19 October 2018

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In this weeks blog, Marian Pallister, vice chair of Justice & Peace Scotland, reflects on the latest climate change news.



Campaign of the Month

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

October 2018 Campaign:   Fix Universal Credit 



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

Important Resources

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

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