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: Dungavel Immigration Remvoal Centre

Chris Afuakwah reflects on his work as a visitor with Scottish Detainee Visitors to Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.   Read More...

Image: Beyond the Headlines - Refugees and Migrants

Justice and Peace Scotland have produced this useful resource in conjunction with our campaign on Refugees and Migrants - Sharing Our Common Home.   Read More...

Image: Eco-congregation divests from oil and gas

Following the vote at the Church of Scotland General Assembly to continue with the policy of “engagement” with oil and gas companies, despite 2 years of this policy having little or no effect, Selkirk Parish Church, as an eco-congregation, has decided to withdraw its funds from the Church of Scotland Growth Fund (which currently invests in Shell, BP and Total).   Read More...

Image: Kirk launches Creation Time 2018 resources

An ecumenical team with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church, the Salvation Army, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the United Reformed Church have put together Creation Time worship materials on the theme of ‘Passing our Planet on: God’s Gift to us’.   Read More...

Image: What is the true human cost of your £5 hand car wash?

The Guardian reports on the rise in hand car washes and their link with human trafficking and modern slavery.   Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses

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: No Welcome For the Humanitarian

Justice and Peace Commissioner for the Diocese of Aberdeen, Jill Kent, reflects on President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.   Read More...

Image: Justice and Peace Scotland Statement on President Trump Visit

Justice and Peace Scotland have released the following statement on the visit of President Trump to Scotland.    Read More...

Image: Bishop Nolan to welcome Refugee Photographic Exhibition to Ayr Cathedral - Wed 18th July

Bishop Nolan, Bishop President of Justice and Peace Scotland,  will welcome the refugee photographic exhibition to St Margaret's Cathedral, John Street in Ayr on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 10am.  Mass will be offered to pray for the 65 million refugees and migrants worldwide, all welcome.     Read More...

Image: Myanmar: Cardinal Bo warns of impending ecological holocaust

Myanmar Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has warned of the dangers of global warming, unless the world takes action now.   Report in ICN.   Read More...



Last updated: 20 July 2018

This week, in our blog, Chris Afuakwah reflects on his work as a visitor with Scottish Detainee Visitors to Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.

 

 


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Campaign of the Month

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

July 2018 Campaign:   HELP STOP EXECUTION OF CHILDREN IN SAUDI ARABIA

https://act.reprieve.org.uk/page/s/StopSaudiExecutions

 

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