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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: Scotland remembers Hiroshima 21 events will take place across Scotland to mark the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs. They will be held in Aberdeen, Anstruther, Ayr, Coatbridge, Dunbar, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Paisley, Rutherglen and Stirling.  (From Scottish CND)   Read More...
Image: UN Gift Boxes at the Fringe - Can you help? The Scottish Churches Anti-Human Trafficking Group (SCAHTG) are working in partnership with Edinburgh Presbytery and Stop the Traffik to host UN Gift Boxes during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 19th – 21st of August and are looking for volunteers to help.   Read More...

Image: Not Enough Done For Survivors of Trafficking & Modern Slavery

Recent figures indicate an increase in the number of victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery in the UK. Yet a recent report from the Human Trafficking Foundation has accused the government of failing to provide adequate protection to individuals who have been trafficked, often leaving them exposed to further exploitation or vulnerability.   Read More...

Image: Early Day Motion 344: Allowances For Asylum Seeking Children Please ask your MP to sign this EDM
Parliament is now in recess, but your MP might be able to sign the motion electronically, or can sign it when Parliament resumes. That this House condemns the 30 per cent cut in the daily allowance of asylum seeking children from £7.50 to £5.20; notes that this cut goes against the High Court judgment of 9 April 2014 that the Government assessment omitted the cost of essential items such as nappies; deplores this disregard for children's welfare.   Read More...
Image: Time To Debunk Myths and Prejudices About Roma Migrants in Europe Political and media debates on Roma migration have become recurrent in several European countries.  Since the eastward expansion of the European Union in 2004 and 2007, and the lifting of employment restrictions regarding Romanian and Bulgarian citizens in a number of EU member states in 2014, fears of Roma migration have often triggered uninformed and inflammatory discourse.   Read More...
Image: Asylum Seekers With Children to Have Support Payments Cut Thousands of asylum seekers with children will have to live on £73.90 a week from August as a result of cuts of up to 30% in their support payments, the UK Home Office has announced. Ministers said the cuts, which would affect more than 27,800 destitute asylum seekers, were being made because the current payment system resulted in families with children in particular receiving "significantly more cash than is necessary" to meet their essential living needs.   Read More...


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