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 CND 60 Years On, 1958 - 2018

Arthur West is chair of Scottish CND and secretary of Ayrshire CND. Here he reflects on the need to push for peace.   Read More...

Image: Stop Climate Chaos protest at Holyrood forced indoors... due to climate chaos

A Stop Climate Chaos Scotland protest at Holyrood demanding radical action on global warming had to be moved indoors because of climate chaos. Report in The Herald.   Read More...

Image: September 2018 Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is out now.  See the latest news here and sign up to have our bi-monthly newsletter emailed to you.  Click on E-News above.     Read More...

Image: Ten 'rescued' in human trafficking raids


Two people were arrested in connection with human trafficking offences following a series of police raids on properties in Glasgow and Edinburgh. As reported on BBC.   Read More...

Image: Global faith leaders urge action over 'ignored millions' displaced by conflict

A letter to the Guardian from 57 religious leaders calls on states at the UN general assembly to support protection plan for people forced from home   Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Dioceses New dates added for August and September

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: Challenge Poverty Week

On Sunday 30th September, Justice and Peace Scotland, Society of St Vincent de Paul and Xevarian Missionaries Conforti are offering a day of discernment, reflection and planning for action on issues of poverty in Scotland at no cost to those wishing to take part.    Read More...

Image: Justice and Peace Scotland - Human Trafficking Campaign Resource Sheet
We have produced this resource sheet with links to useful websites and resources as background information for our current campaign on human trafficking. Together we can tackle this scourge on society.
 
 
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Image: Missio - The Pope's Charity

In our latest blog, Gerard Gough reflects on his work with Missio Scotland - feeding the mind, the body and the soul.   Read More...

Image: Global Neighbour Index

Are we good Global Neighbours?  Baptist World Australia have compiled a report assessing how the richest 20 countries are performing on 5 key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Last updated: 21 September 2018

Campaign of the Month

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

September 2018 Campaign:   DON'T INVEST IN WEAPONS  

 

 

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

Important Resources


Image: Oxfam Report - Uprooted Climate Change Displacement




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