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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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:  Consumption: reduce, recycle, reuse


 

Campaign of the Month

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

January 2019 Campaign:  

To call on world leaders to protect biodiversity

 

 

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

Last updated: 18 January 2019

Important Resources


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.



Image: Encounter : Calais Application Form