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: Austrian Bishops’ Conference divests from fossil fuels

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Chairperson of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference, announces that the Episcopal Conference of Austria will sign Global Catholic Climate Movement’s divestment commitment.   Read More...

Image: Cahira House -  A Place To Heal

In our latest blog, Jacci Stoyle reflects on her involvement with Cahira House,  a much needed place of healing for victims of human trafficking, modern slavery and abuse in Scotland.   Read More...

Image: Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to launch Cyclone Idai Appeal

Leading UK aid agencies will launch a joint fundraising appeal on Thursday 21 March 2019 to help people suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killed hundreds of people and affected an estimated 2.6 million people.   Read More...

Image: Nearly 7,000 potential victims of slavery and trafficking reported in 2018

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80 per cent in two years, according to figures released by the National Crime Agency today.   Read More...

Image: The Good Food Nation Bill

The Scottish Government are proposing a new law on food – a Good Food Nation Bill. This law will need to be more ambitious to make a real difference. We all have until the 29th of March to tell the Government what we think of their proposals and try and raise the ambition of this new law.   Read More...

Image: The 'ecological foundations of society' are in peril, a massive UN report warns

Human activities are degrading the global environment at a pace that could endanger the "ecological foundations of society" and human health, according to a landmark United Nations report released Wednesday. CNN   Read More...

Image: Stop Funding The End Of The World

Everyone can play a part in the divestment campaign and this guide is intended to be a resource for those who wish to engage with Scottish organisations about nuclear weapons divestment.   Read More...

Image: Celebrating 40 years of Justice and Peace Scotland

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Justice and Peace Scotland we have a special event planned at Carfin on Monday 1st April at 1pm...Hope to see you there!   Read More...

Image: 'It's our time to rise up': youth climate strikes held in 100 countries

In the UK, an estimated 10,000 young people gathered in London and thousands more took to the streets in Edinburgh and Glasgow.   Read More...

Image: PAST and FUTURE

In this week's blog Bruce Kent, renowned justice campaigner, Vice-President of CND, Pax Christi, and the Movement for the Abolition of War reflects on a life of campaigning and questioning.   Read More...

Care for Creation logo

Pope Francis urges Catholics and all people of good will to take urgent action against climate change and the ecological crisis. His encyclical letter Laudato Si’ is a stirring call to care for our common home.

Justice and Peace Scotland is encouraging our friends and supporters to answer this call. Each month we will look at a different environmental issue and provide some sources of information and ideas for action – for us, our family and our community.

This month’s issue is:  Food


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In our latest blog, Jacci Stoyle reflects on her involvement with Cahira House,  a much needed place of healing for victims of human trafficking, modern slavery and abuse in Scotland.


Campaign of the Month

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

March 2019 Campaign:  

She deserves a living income fairtrade petition.


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

Last updated: 23 March 2019

Important Resources

Image: Bishop Nolan's letter for the Day of Prayer for Peace

In Scotland the Day of Prayer for Peace takes place on Sunday 6th January 2019, The Feast of the Epiphany. The theme of this year's letter for the Day of Prayer for Peace is “political engagement”.

Image: pope Francis Message for the 52nd World Day of Peace

Pope Francis has published his message for the 52nd World Day of Peace which takes place on 1st January 2019.  The theme of this years message is: Good politics is at the service of peace. /Read the letter here. 

Image: Give Me Five Coalition Letter pre-budget 2018

Give Me Five coalition organisations sign a letter to the Scottish Government ahead of their 2018 budget asking for urgency in roling out 'Income Support' for struggling families.  

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.

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