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:  Scottish Churches Housing Action A Tale of Intergenerational Working, Parish Education and Raffle Tickets

In our latest blog Miriam McHardy, the Catholic rep on the board of Scottish Churches Housing Action reflects on Homelessness in Scotland and what inspires people of all faiths to come together to work for change.   Read More...

Image: Secularism Poses a Great Threat to Society

Bishop Philip Egan has urged Catholics to “lead the new evangelisation of our land” in a hard-hitting Easter sermon at Portsmouth cathedral.   Read More...

Image: Pope Francis - The media need to tell the whole story on migration

When it comes to solving the immigration crisis, the media need to stop perpetuating negative stereotypes and start explaining the big picture, shedding light on the causes behind migration.   Read More...

Image: Mercy2Earth Weekend 22nd - 23rd April

Join us in a journey from Lent to #Mercy2Earth weekend (April 22-23) as we reflect and bring to life Pope Francis’ message Show Mercy to our Common Home.   Read More...

Image: Launch of a Global Campaign on Military Spending

A week ago the Ministry of Defence proudly announced that the UK is "stepping up across the globe: the fifth largest defence budget in the world and largest in Europe, rising by around £1Bn a year" How will this promote sustainable security with research and investment into those things that will keep us truly safe?   Read More...

Image: COMPETITION Win a place at Scotland's Nonviolence Conference

Are you aged between 18-25 years old and interested in nonviolence?  If so,  Justice and Peace Scotland are providing a funded place at the Scottish Nonviolence Conference - 'Reclaiming Gospel Nonviolence'.  The conference will take place at St Mary's Monastery, Kinnoul, Perth from 14-16th July 2017.  For more information on the conference and details of how to enter our competition.   Read More...

Image: Campaign for Personal Independence Payment to be scrapped

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) should be scraped and Disability Living Allowance reintroduced, according to an online campaign   Read More...

Image: Easter Sunday

He Is Risen, Alleluia.

From everyone at Justice and Peace Scotland, we hope you have a very blessed Easter   Read More...

Image: Easter Vigil

Read our Easter vigil reflection here.

From everyone at Justice and Peace Scotland, we hope you have a very blessed Easter   Read More...

Image: The Passion of Our Lord

Read our Good Friday reflection here

From everyone at Justice and Peace Scotland, we hope you have a very blessed Easter   Read More...



Last updated: 21 April 2017

Important Resources


Image: Divest your church: new resources

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.

Further details

  



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.