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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: Pope Francis’ Message on Social Justice At a recent meeting (27-29 October) in Rome organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis met with the leaders of Popular Movements whose commitment in the search for social justice is well known. The Pope’s address to participants is a stirring restatement of many of the themes he has recently put at the forefront of his pontificate. ‘I accompany you with my heart on this journey. Let us say together from our heart: no family without a dwelling, no rural workers without land, no worker without rights, no person without the dignity that work gives.’   Read More...
Image: Stop Gendercide - Contact your MP Many millions of abortions take place around the world simply because the unborn child is a girl. A bill will be tabled in the House of Commons on the 4th November aimed at combatting the terrible injustice of sex- selected abortion. Please contact your MP ahead of that date.   Read More...
Image: This politics of denial over immigration is feeding a growing inhumanity The cowardice and dishonesty of politicians means we now talk about people as if they were a virus
We are indeed swamped. By stories about immigration. Someone somehow has decided that stories about immigrants are top of every news agenda at every hour. (Suzanne Moore, The Guardian,  29 October 2014)   Read More...
Image: J&P Europe: Protecting Human Dignity at a Time of Economic Crisis Final Statement of the International Workshop of Justice and Peace Europe, October 2014
‘Representatives of 22 European Justice and Peace Commissions, met in Greece for an International Workshop on theme of Human Dignity and Economic Crisis. In Greece the impact of the crisis has been particularly stark and visible, with people taking to the streets to protest about the widespread unemployment and its consequences. We have come here to reflect on the threats to, and offences against, human dignity that have emerged, and learn about models of good practice for the protection of human dignity…   Read More...
Image: More Respect, Less Criminalisation For Migrant Workers The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers' rights remains the greatest challenge to the protection of this "very vulnerable" group of human beings, an independent United Nations expert has affirmed   Read More...
Image: Early Day Motion 350: Income Tax and Military Activity Please ask your MP to sign this EDM
John McDonnell MP has produced an Early Day Motion calling on MPs to support a tax shift away from military activity towards non-military conflict resolution. Get your MP to back EDM 350 - so we can all have the opportunity to pay for peace   Read More...


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