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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Early Day Motion for the 40th Anniversary of Justice and Peace Scotland


Day of Reflection

Justice and Peace Scotland invites you to
A Day of Reflection on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si Care for ou Common Home

Saturday 21st September 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Blythswood Hall, Renfield St Stephens Centre, Bath St, Glasgow
Coffee and Registration from 10:00am

Cost £10 Lunch provided.

To book your place through Eventbrite click here

For enquiries contact Tel: 0141 333 0238

The Bishops' Committee for Inter-Religious Dialogue and partners 

Invite you to


This colloquium offers an opportunity to reflect on what it means for faith communities to join in civil conversations about the kind of society we wish to create.

When:  Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th August 2019

Where:  Conforti Institute, Calder Avenue, Coatbridge, ML5 4JS

Subsidised by the Xaverian Missionaries - Residential places cost £50.00, non-residential places are £25.00

To Register email frances.gallagher@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk


Speakers List

Looking for a speaker for your group?  Take a look here at our list of speakers willing to speak on a variety of different topics!

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Pope Francis urges Catholics and all people of good will to take urgent action against climate change and the ecological crisis. His encyclical letter Laudato Si’ is a stirring call to care for our common home.

Justice and Peace Scotland is encouraging our friends and supporters to answer this call. Each month we will look at a different environmental issue and provide some sources of information and ideas for action – for us, our family and our community.

This month’s issue is: Climate Migration

Click to see the Justice and Peace Scotland Blog

Njila Banda is a Zambian journalism student based in Lusaka. His recent assignments have led to this reflection on the effects of climate change on his country.  Weekly blog.

Campaign of the Month

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

July 2019 Campaign: Guarantee support for all UK slavery victims

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

Last updated: 18 July 2019

Important Resources

Image: Home Affiairs Committee Immigration Detention Report 2019

Image: Bishop Nolan's letter for the Day of Prayer for Peace

In Scotland the Day of Prayer for Peace takes place on Sunday 6th January 2019, The Feast of the Epiphany. The theme of this year's letter for the Day of Prayer for Peace is “political engagement”.

Image: pope Francis Message for the 52nd World Day of Peace

Pope Francis has published his message for the 52nd World Day of Peace which takes place on 1st January 2019.  The theme of this years message is: Good politics is at the service of peace. /Read the letter here. 

Image: Give Me Five Coalition Letter pre-budget 2018

Give Me Five coalition organisations sign a letter to the Scottish Government ahead of their 2018 budget asking for urgency in roling out 'Income Support' for struggling families.  

Image: Catholic Social Teaching Quotes for 2019

The Catholic Social Teaching qoutes for 2019 are now available!  These quotes are linked to the mass themes or significant social justice dates in the calendar.  Please share them widely, perhaps including them in newsletters, bulletins or prayer group reflections etc.