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: The migration and refugee crisis: a crisis common to us all?

As we approach the end of 'Refugee Festival Week' in Scotland celebrating our multi cultural society our blog this week is a personal reflection on the global migration and refugee crisis by Luciana Lago from Brazil who volunteers with Justice and Peace Scotland.   Read More...

Image: Scientists scramble to stop bananas being killed off

Banana plantations in Australia, south-east Asia, Africa and the Middle East have been ravaged by the ‘fusarium wilt’ fungus – and Latin America could be next - a new report in the Guardian.   Read More...

Image: Sharing Our Common Home - Campaign Video

Justice and Peace Scotland have produced this campaign video entitled "Sharing Our Common Home" to highlight the Scottish response to the call of Pope Francis to Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate our global brothers and sisters seeking sanctuary from persecution, war, climate change and famine.   Read More...

Image: Refugee Photographic Exhibition to visit all eight Scottish Diocese

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: Archbishop Tartaglia launches Refugee Exhibition in Glasgow

Archbishop Tartaglia launched the Refugee Photographic Exhibition at St Andrews Cathedral in Glasgow on 'World Refugee Day', Wednesday 20th June 2018 and spoke of his own roots, as the son of immigrants who fled to this country during World War 1.   Read More...

Image: Young Scots in live link-up with Syrian students

More than 700 young people in Scotland had a live link-up with students in the Syrian city of Aleppo at the climax of a youth rally organised by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.   Read More...

Image: Refugee Law Book

'Refugee law in the UK' is an accessible and practical guide to the meaning of the refugee definition. It is full of hints and tips, links to sources and further information, case law quotations, useful material on how the refugee definition operates in practice in the UK, common arguments, scenarios and examples. The last part of the ebook examines the cessation, exclusion and refoulement clauses of the convention.   Read More...

Image: French police cut soles off migrant children's shoes, claims Oxfam

The Guardian features an Oxfam report which claims that French border police have been accused of detaining migrant children as young as 12 in cells without food or water, cutting the soles off their shoes and stealing sim cards from their mobile phones, before illegally sending them back to Italy.

Oxam Report : Nowhere but out   

Image: Viewpoint: What is Justice and Peace?

A Justice and Peace Activitst in Portsmouth Diocese reflects on many years of campaigning.

Independent Catholic News   

Image: Funeral Poverty: What does it cost to say good-bye?

Our blog this week is on funeral poverty.  Jacky Close, Development Officer with Faith in Community Dundee tells us how she became involved with this issue and how the Fair Funeral Campaign is helping.    Read More...

Last updated: 22 June 2018

As we approach the end of 'Refugee Festival Week' in Scotland celebrating our multi cultural society our blog this week is a personal reflection on the global migration and refugee crisis by Luciana Lago.



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Campaign of the Month

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

June 2018 Campaign:  Reclaim a Welcoming Europe 


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