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.
Rainbow Turtle is a social enterprise in Paisley who provide their local community with the opportunity to purchase Fairtrade goods and, in doing so change lives all around the world.
Refugee families are torn apart by war. Take action to help bring them together.
On Monday 19th March 2018 in Edinburgh, members of the Church in South Sudan will share a little about what it is like for them to live in South Sudan. You can register to attend this free event here.
This special event to mark the observance of World Social Justice Day – 20 February 2018, under the theme: Workers on the move: the quest for social justice, will bring together concrete stories and testimonies about the challenges of social justice and labour migration and possible policy responses to address these challenges.
Jack Cairney is a pupil at St Peter the Apostle Secondary School and writes this week's blog. Jack is another inspirational young person taking the lead in his community and determined to make tangible improvements in the lives of those less fortunate.
Moral and Spiritual Dilemmas in Challenging Times is a new study guide that encourages discussion groups to delve into divisive issues such as nationalism, populism and extremism from a faith perspective.
New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears, spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
"Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold" (Mt 24: 12).
Thousands of vulnerable people are left destitute after being granted refugee protection, reports The Independent.
Pax Christi have prepared a liturgy for Ash Wednesday services
Click to see the Justice and Peace Scotland Blog
As we approach the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 which runs from Monday 26th February - 11th March, our blog this weeks focuses on a social enterprise in Paisley, Rainbow Turtle, who are committed to the Fairtrade cause.
Every month, Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign on which you can take action
February's Campaign: Nestle: Give Parents and Infants a Break!
Further campaigns are listed on our Get Involved page. Click here to Get Involved!
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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.
Glasgow Churches Together have responded to the terrorist attack in London by producing a prayer service.
Access on GCT website
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.
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