Last updated: 22 September 2016
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Image: Bishops call for ‘decisive and courageous steps’ towards nuclear disarmament The Bishops of Scotland have called on the UK government to honour its commitment as a key signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferations Treaty (1968) and work towards the disposing and elimination of all nuclear weapons. In a statement, Scotland’s eight Catholic Bishops highlight the ‘immorality of the use of strategic nuclear weapons due to the indiscriminate destruction of innocent human life’ that their use would cause, and endorse Pope Francis who has said that “Spending on nuclear weapons squanders the wealth of nations”.   


   


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: UN General Assembly to vote on nuclear ban negotiations Nuclear Information Service research manager David Cullen examines the politics behind recent developments in the progress towards a nuclear weapon ban at the UN.
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Image: Webinar: Rome Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace This is an introductory webinar about a ground-shifting conference on the topic of Gospel nonviolence and just peace, which was held in Rome this past April 2016. The Vatican's Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace was a co-sponsor of the conference.
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Image: Blessed are the peace makers A reflection by Marian Pallister

As a teenager, I shared the very real fear of my contemporaries that four minutes to nuclear oblivion was almost a certainty. We lived through the stand off over the Bay of Pigs incident when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev placed nuclear weapons just 90-off miles from the Florida coastline. We were terrified that either President Kennedy or Khrushchev would press the red button.   Read More...
Image: Challenge Poverty Week 2016 16th - 22nd of October Challenge Poverty Week aims to bring together organisations from across civil society - from grassroots community groups to national voluntary organisations, trade unions and faith groups to highlight what they are doing to address poverty.
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Image: Stop Arming Saudi: lobby your MP UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.   Read More...
Image: New Asylum Seeker Housing Plans Announced by Home Office It has been announced that the Home Office is re-evaluating the national ‘dispersal’ scheme after calls from local councils that it is not operating fairly enough. If successful, it should result in refugees being dispersed more evenly across different areas of Britain.   Read More...
Image: The £73m annual bill for policing the UK's military nuclear programme Providing police cover for the UK's military nuclear programme costs £73m a year according to the latest policing plan for the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP). The MDP are a police force who patrol the sites connected with the UK's nuclear weapons including Aldermaston, Burghfield, Devonport and Faslane. The MDP patrol a total of 120 sites, but the costs for nuclear policing account for almost half their annual budget (Nuclear Information Service)
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Image: Pope in Assisi: ‘thirst for peace’ 30 years from 1st Day of Prayer Pope Francis will take part in the final meeting of the World Day of Prayer for Peace when he travels to Assisi on Tuesday, 20 September. The World Day of Prayer for Peace concludes a 3-day event organized by the Sant’Egidio Community entitled this year “Thirst of Peace. Religions and Cultures in Dialogue”. It will see the participation of over 450 religious leaders of different faiths gathered to pray for peace and strengthen dialogue in the spirit of Assisi.   Read More...
Image: Justice and Peace Vacancies P/T SOCIAL JUSTICE CO-ORDINATOR Salary - £25,000.    P/T SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Salary - £17,843   Read More...
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Important Resources


Image: TTIP and trade justice
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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