Justice and Peace

juspcelgo5b.bmpThe 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. Marian Pallister was appointed in 2011 by Bishop Joseph Toal to represent the diocese.

Homelessness in Scotland, the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, the effects of climate chaos on communities around the world, the plight of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay – just a few of the issues that Justice & Peace Scotland encourages Catholics to concern themselves with. http://www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk/



SCIAF is the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland, working in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, to help some of the poorest people in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty.

On these pages you will find information about  Justice & Peace Scotland and  SCIAF together with news from our  J & P commissioner and SCIAF ambassador, Marian Pallister.

Faslane Vigil 20 September 2014

  • 30-08-2014
Scottish Christians against Nuclear Arms (SCANA} are planning a Vigil post Referendum at Faslane, no matter what the outcome of the vote. We are invited to meet on Saturday 20th September at the North Gate at 12 noon and share a time of silence, f...

Just Faith Project

  • 05-08-2014

New project to share the social justice work of the Church and encourage Catholics to connect their faith with action for change

Rights of Immigrants

  • 22-06-2014

Justice and Peace Scotland have shared this information on the rights of immigrants. There have been a number of incidents recently in Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and elsewhere in which immigrant workers have been arrested in a very public and rough way.

Scotland's Referendum

  • 05-04-2014

Events around Scotland exploring issues related to the Referendum, organised by the Scottish Women's Convention.

Rally for Nuclear Free Scotland

  • 02-04-2014

March and Rally Saturday 5 April

Become an Eco-Congregation

  • 05-03-2014
Eco-Congregations ‘Live simply, so others may simply live’ This quote from St Elizabeth Ann Seton fronts SCIAF’s ‘Look Closer’ campaign. Pope Francis has urged us to avoid ‘global indifference’ and instead to look closely at how our own lives affe...

SCIAF Action Update

  • 30-01-2014
  Pope Francis says we have developed a ‘globalisation of indifference’. In other words, we are turning a blind eye to the problems that we, as individuals, cause for others – and we are convinced the responsibility to put things right belongs to ...

Faih values and asylum issues

  • 09-01-2014

The Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh is planning a number of talks which will inform the discussions on the upcoming independence referendum. On 20 January at 7.30pm Louise Zanré, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service UK will speak on faith values around asylum issues.

SCIAF Emergency Appeal

  • 13-11-2013
  The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has launched an emergency appeal to help survivors of Friday’s catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines which has left an estimated 10,000 people dead and 9.5million affected. SCIAF partners on...

Justice and Peace Events

  • 18-10-2013

Information on forthcoming events of interest, recommended by our J & P Commissioner.

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