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: Mercy2Earth

Those two themes, Earth and Mercy, are the essence of Pope Francis’ most important ecology statement of 2016, titled “Show Mercy to our Common Home”   Read More...

Image: Hiroshima Survivor Tells her Story

On August 6 1945, when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, I was an 11 year-old girl, 5th grader of a primary school.   Read More...

Image: Terrorist Attack in London

Glasgow Churches Together have responded to the terrorist attack in London by producing a prayer service.

Access on GCT website   

Image: Nuclear Ban Treaty 27th-31st March 2017

Throughout March we have been highlighting the Nuclear Ban Treaty talks which begin next Monday, 27th March in New York.  Now you can read our latest blog by Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND who will be attending these historic talks.   Read More...

Image: Europe's Treatment of Child Refugees Risks Radicalisation

Highly critical report from Council of Europe says current system is unable to cope with sheer number of children fleeing conflict   Read More...

Image: Calais - Things Have Never Been So Tough

News from those working in Calais is that things have never been so tough. The French 'welcome centres' distributed across the country may have provided a solution for some people, but for those where it didn't, conditions are worse than the Jungle ever was.   Read More...

Image: Lenten Reflections

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent, – Water is a gift for everyone; breaking down the dividing walls.   Read More...

Image: What do we know about sanctions and food bank use?

Everybody should have access to good food.  Nobody should go to bed hungry.

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Image: Nuclear Ban Treaty

Nuclear Ban Treaty talks at the UN in New York start in one week Monday 27th March 2017. We are counting down to this historic opportunity to rid our world of this threat.    Read More...

Image: Flame 2017

In this week’s blog Social Justice Co-ordinator Danny Sweeney reflects on travelling with the URSpace group to Flame 2017, the largest gathering of young Catholics in England and Wales.   Read More...



Last updated: 28 March 2017

Important Resources


Image: Terrorist Attack in London

Glasgow Churches Together have responded to the terrorist attack in London by producing a prayer service.

Access on GCT website



Image: New US Administration

The Sisters of St Joseph of Boston have put together a prayer calendar for the first 100 days of the new administration.

The content encourages unity and reconciliation and offers support to people who may be vulnerable to policy changes. 

Download the calendar here.



Image: Alarming number of trafficked children going missing from care

Trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are going missing from UK care at an “alarmingly high” rate, leading charities ECPAT UK and Missing People have said in a new report. The report, entitled Heading back to harm: A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK, has found that more than a quarter of all trafficked children and over 500 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children went missing at least once in the year to September 2015, while 207 have not been found.

 

Read the Report



Image: Justice and Peace Sunday, 8th January, 2017
Letter to all parishes from Bishop Nolan.

 

In his letter to parishes, Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, President of the Justice and Commission, reflects on the need for peace in our world.



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.