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.
New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears, spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Moral and Spiritual Dilemmas in Challenging Times is a new study guide that encourages discussion groups to delve into divisive issues such as nationalism, populism and extremism from a faith perspective.
"Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold" (Mt 24: 12).
Thousands of vulnerable people are left destitute after being granted refugee protection, reports The Independent.
Pax Christi have prepared a liturgy for Ash Wednesday services
The Guardian have reported that the University of Edinburgh is dumping all its fossil fuel investments, making it the largest UK university endowment fund to be completely free of all coal, oil and gas holdings.
The feast of St Josphine Bakhita is celebrated on 8th February.
Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. She is also the patron saint of Sudan.
Come back to me with all your heart. Joel 2: 12-18
Thursday 1st February 2018 - Saturday 17th March 2018
International artist, Fiona Jack presents a collection of new works responding to the work and life of her Grand Aunt, prominent Scottish activist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd (née Jack).
Glasgow Presbytery of the Church of Scotland are holding a free seminar for congregations of any denomination who want to know more about becoming an eco-congregation. The event is on Saturday 3rd March at Springburn Parish Church.
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Jack Cairney is a pupil at St Peter the Apostle Secondary School and writes this week's blog. Jack is another inspirational young person taking the lead in his community and determined to make tangible improvements in the lives of those less fortunate.
Every month, Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign on which you can take action
February's Campaign: Nestle: Give Parents and Infants a Break!
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.
Access on GCT website
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.
Read the Report