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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 Forgotton War - Our Lives in South Sudan

On Monday 19th March 2018 in Edinburgh, members of the Church in South Sudan will share a little about what it is like for them to live in South Sudan.  You can register to attend this free event here.   Read More...

Image: World Day of Social Justice 20 February 2018

This special event to mark the observance of World Social Justice Day – 20 February 2018, under the theme: Workers on the move: the quest for social justice, will bring together concrete stories and testimonies about the challenges of social justice and labour migration and possible policy responses to address these challenges.   Read More...

Image: Women poorer and hungrier than men across the world, U.N. report says

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.   Read More...

Image: Moral and Spiritual Dilemmas in Challenging Times

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.   Read More...

Image: Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2018

"Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold" (Mt 24: 12).     Read More...

Image: Growing number of asylum seekers and refugees falling into poverty in Britain.

Thousands of vulnerable people are left destitute after being granted refugee protection, reports The Independent.   

Image: Edinburgh University divests from all fossil fuels

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.   Read More...

Image: Josephine Bakhita: slave and saint

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.

 

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Image: Lenten Prayer Resource 2018

Come back to me with all your heart.  Joel 2: 12-18   Read More...



Last updated: 21 February 2018


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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.

Campaign of the Month

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!

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