Last updated: 20 January 2017
Scottish Christian Internet Radio
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Radioalba.org is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS. 

Marian Pallister, Vice Chair of Justice and Peace Scotland, gives a monthly reflection on Justice and Peace issues. See Events Diary.

  




   


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: I was a stranger and you welcomed me In our blog, Alison Clark, Bute resident and former teacher, offers a personal view on the settlement of refugees

 

As I write, it’s exactly a year since our new Syrian residents arrived here on the Isle of Bute. The families celebrated the anniversary by cooking a fabulous lunch for everyone who has been involved in helping them settle, both statutory agencies and volunteers.     Read More...

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Radioalba.org is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS. 

Marian Pallister, Vice Chair of Justice and Peace Scotland, gives a monthly reflection on Justice and Peace issues. See Events Diary.   

Image: Young Peace Journalists Wanted

Pax Christi International is looking for Young Peace Journalists to give a voice to people seeking refuge.

Further Information   

Image: Holy Land Coordination

The Bishops' annual visit to Holy Land, 14-19 January, promoted dialogue and the building of bridges on the 50th anniversary of occupation.

Further information

The photo shows Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, the President of Justice and Peace Scotland, at the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza

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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.

 

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Image: Spirituality of Conflict A lectionary-based resource, looking at bible stories through the lens of conflict, and the lens of peace.

 

Spirituality of Conflict is a website dedicated to reading the gospel texts through the lens of conflict and reading conflict through the lens of the gospel texts. lt publishes reflections for the gospel reading for every Sunday of the three year lectionary cycle

www.spiritualityofconflict.com.   

Image: Pope rejects economic system that discards people not considered 'useful'

"A world economic system that discards men, women and children because they are no longer considered useful or productive according to criteria drawn from the world of business or other organizations, is unacceptable, because it is inhumane"

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Image: Inspirational Music In our blog, teacher, lecturer and musician Dr. Frank O'Hagan gives a personal view on the use of music to inspire work for social justice.

 

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant (Henry David Thoreau).

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Important Resources


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



Image: Justice and Peace Sunday, 8th January, 2017
Letter to all parishes from Bishop Nolan.

 

In his letter to parishes, Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, President of the Justice and Commission, reflects on the need for peace in our world.



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A resource pack on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for churches.
Produces by Global Justice Now, the pack incorporates prayers, writings and ideas by people from a range of Christian traditions  who share a conviction that trade injustice is a barrier to the fullness of life promised by the kingdom of God.




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