The Scottish Catholic Justice and Peace Commission was formed in 1979. It is the Scottish Commission of the Pontifical Council Justitia et Pax. In january, 2017, this Council was subsumed into the new Dicastery for Integral Human Development.
The constituency of Justice and Peace is just over a thousand people out of a Catholic population in Scotland of about 841,000
Each of Scotland's eight dioceses is entitled to send an official representative to the National Commission. Also represented are the religious, missionary and secular clergy; youth and ecumenical representatives; and SCIAF – the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.
This Commission meets quarterly. A Standing Committee which includes President, Chair, Vice-Chair, may convene for urgent decisions.
The Commission is serviced by a part time National Office staff of two.
The National Catholic Endowment Trust, also known as the Bishops' Conference of Scotland, is a registered Charity. SCO16650