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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: Approaching Laudato Si Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.   Read More...
Image: Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees - June 2015 Deteriorated Situations: Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia. Extremist violence again dominated the month, with deadly attacks hitting Tunisia, Kuwait and Chad, while in Afghanistan the Taliban made further territorial gains and launched an unprecedented number of attacks.   Read More...

Image: Mandela Day Sat. 18th July.

Volunteers needed to help with loading the book container on Mandela Day - Sat. 18th July (10am - 12 noon) Formal send off of the container at Glasgow City Chambers at 2pm. Plus event in Ayr.   Read More...

Image: Measuring Poverty by Counting the Faults of the Poor The Government is intending to change how it measures child poverty. We will move from counting people’s ability to afford the basics of everyday life to counting a selective and set of personal characteristics which muddle the causes and effects of poverty. The question asked by the proposed measures is not “Are you poor?” it is instead “What personal flaws can your poverty be blamed on?”. (Joint Public Issues Team)   Read More...
Image: Rainforest Rescue: Stop the Nicaragua Canal Email Action
Nicaragua is planning a new canal for container ships and oil tankers. While the project is economically important for China – the apparent driving force behind the canal – it would mean clear-cutting rainforests, mass resettlement and the destruction of Lake Nicaragua’s ecosystem.   Read More...
Image: High Court Ends Fast Tracking of Asylum Appeals! The Court of Appeal on Friday 26th June 2015, finally brought to a halt the Detained Fast Track appeals process for asylum-seekers in detention. The Court of Appeal has lifted with immediate effect the stay on the High Court Order of 12 July 2015 ruling that the Fast Track appeals process is unlawful.   Read More...


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