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: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses Coming to Paisley on 5th December

Justice and Peace Scotland and Sciaf have worked together to bring this exhibtion of refugee photographs and stories to every diocese in Scotland.   Archbishop Tartaglia launched the exhibition in St Andrews Cathedral, Clyde Street in Glasgow on World Refugee Day, 20th June 2018.   Read More...

Image: Catholic Social Teaching Quotes for 2019

The Catholic Social Teaching qoutes for 2019 are now available!  These quotes are linked to the mass themes or significant social justice dates in the calendar.  Please share them widely, perhaps including them in newsletters, bulletins or prayer group reflections etc.   Read More...

Image: Norway to Ban Deforestation-Linked Palm Oil Biofuels in Historic Vote

The Norwegian parliament voted this week to make Norway the world's first country to bar its biofuel industry from importing deforestation-linked palm oil starting in 2020, The Independent reported.   Read More...

Image: Report on Vatican Laudato Si Conference

The starting point of the International Conference on the 3rd anniversary of Laudato Si’ was a sense of deep urgency and profound councern for the precarious state of our common home.  Read the conference findings here.   Read More...

Image: Encounter : Calais

Interested in social justice, the need for our country to offer ‘welcome to the stranger’, and not afraid of a bit of hard work? Find out more about this opportunity to engage with the work done in Calais to support those seeking safety with Justice and Peace Scotland”   Read More...

Image: Faith leaders join call for government to introduce income supplement to tackle child poverty

Leaders of Scotland's largest faith groups, children's charities, anti-poverty groups and senior academics have called on the Scottish Government to use its budget - due to be published on Wednesday - to urgently deliver a new income supplement for families who are struggling to get by.   Read More...

Image: Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions.  Guardian article.   Read More...

Image: Scottish Faith Leaders letter to Scottish Government

Bishop Nolan, President of Justice and Peace Scotland along with other Scottish faith leaders have signed a letter to the Scottish Government urging them to act in this years budget to help families living in poverty in Scotland.   Read More...

Image: 2nd Sunday of Advent

A short video reflection for the second Sunday of Advent.   Read More...

Image: Become an eco-congregation – and change your life.

Could you encourage your parish to become an Eco-Congregation?  Fintan Hurley did exactly that in Edinburgh and he writes about it in this week's blog.   Read More...



Last updated: 12 December 2018

 

Could you encourage your parish to become an Eco-Congregation?  Fintan Hurley did exactly that in Edinburgh and he writes about it in this week's blog.

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Campaign of the Month

Every month, Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign on which you can take action

December 2018 Campaign:  

Help Stop The Hostile Environment

 

 

Further campaigns are listed on our Get Involved page. Click here to Get Involved!

Important Resources


Image: Catholic Social Teaching Quotes for 2019

The Catholic Social Teaching qoutes for 2019 are now available!  These quotes are linked to the mass themes or significant social justice dates in the calendar.  Please share them widely, perhaps including them in newsletters, bulletins or prayer group reflections etc.



Image: Encounter : Calais Application Form




Image: 2018 Joint Statement on Climate Justice by Bishops' Conferences

The heads of six continental bishops’ conferences have signed a rare joint statement urging political leaders to solve climate change.



Image: Pax Christi Scotland Event 23 -25 November

Conforti Event 23 -25 November 2018



Image: Archbishop Gallagher's Statement on International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, gave an intervention during the High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.