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.
Operation Noah, an organisation providing a Christian response to the climate crisis, has issued its October Newsletter.
Rise Theatre Company's production of Romero - Heartbeat of El Salvador is coming to Scotland with performances in Edinburgh on 3rd November and Glasgow on 4th.
The SFAR October Newsletter is now out.
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If you’ve never heard of the Catholic Worker then the first thing to say is that Catholic Workers aren’t any better or worse than any other group of Catholics and don’t claim to be. Neither are Catholic Workers a bunch of Communists revolutionaries or hippy liberals seeking to subvert the Church. It’s also a myth to say Catholic Workers are anti-clerical.
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A new ICN article reports that thousands of refugee children are at risk in Europe right now. It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 unaccompanied children in France, who are legally entitled to live in the UK.
Our new blog is written by Kathy Galloway and explores poetry and how it is often used in struggles for justice.
Pope Francis has designated a World Day of the Poor on the 19th November.
The Holy Father is encouraging Catholics to do something practical to help those marginalised in our society.
Challenge Poverty Week 2017 takes place on 15-21 October and as a way to highlight this week, the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office have produced a resource, ‘Prayers to Confront Poverty in Scotland’ with a prayer for each day of the week - from different Christian denominations and groups.
Bar Human Rights Committee says applications have not had proper decisions and condemns UK’s limits on Dubs scheme.
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In this week's blog Ross Ahlfeld writes of his experiences as a member of Glasgow Catholic Worker.
Every month, Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign on which you can take action
October's campaign is on the UK's role in the African Debt Crisis.
Ask your MP to support new regulations on debt transparency by signing Early Day Motion 158
Further campaigns are listed on our Get Involved page. Click here to Get Involved!
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Does your church have investments in fossil fuel companies? Ever thought about moving your money somewhere that builds the world you want to live in? A new resource produced by Operation Noah, Divest your church, explains how your local church can divest from fossil fuels and reinvest for a brighter future, as well as supporting the campaign for the national Churches to divest.
Glasgow Churches Together have responded to the terrorist attack in London by producing a prayer service.
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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.
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.
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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.