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: Don't Bomb Syria Vigil's Monday 30th November
Don't Bomb Syria: Edinburgh Rally, 5 - 7pm. Monday 30 Nov,East End of Princes St. Glasgow Vigil Venue to be confirmed. Vigil in Biggar. There may be other venues   

Image: Immigration/Migration/Asylum/Deportation Statistics Q3 July/August/September 2015

Children in Detention: The number of children entering detention in the year ending September 2015 increased slightly to 154 from 151 in the previous year. This was an 86% fall compared with the beginning of the data series in 2009 (1,119). In the third quarter of 2015, 31 children entered detention, compared with 32 in the third quarter of 2014 and 72 in the third quarter of 2013. Of the 31 children, 14 were initially detained at Tinsley House (Family Unit) immigration removal centre (IRC), 7 at Cedars pre-departure accommodation (PDA) and 10 at other IRCs and short-term holding facilities (STHFs).   Read More...

Image: Quakers respond to terrorism

'Two years ago the UK parliament was asked to approve bombing government forces in Syria. the proposal was defeated. Shortly, Parliament may well be asked again (but only if a majority is assured) this time to bomb anti Syrian government forces. The reason given seems to be: Well, all our chums are bombing, so the only responsible course is for us to join in. UK Quakers have produced a profoundly useful response to this vacuous violence. It merits close consideration.'   Read More...

Image: Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Why the Paris climate talks m atter
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland have produced a small briefing on why the climate talks matter, and what they want political leaders in Paris and in Scotland to do, it is available on their website.   Read More...
Image: STUC St Andrew’s Day Anti Racist Rally 2015 Saturday 28 November - Glasgow
Gather Glasgow Green 10:30, March off 11.00 Rally GFT 12noon   Read More...
Image: Scotland’s Climate March Saturday 28th November 2015, gather at 12 noon at the Meadows (near Middle-Meadows Walk), Edinburgh
Join the worldwide movement marching for a better future.  Over the weekend of 28th and 29th November, people across the world will march for climate action: from Melbourne to Tokyo and from Mumbai to Buenos Aires.   Read More...