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  SCIAFtogether with news from our  J & P commissioner and SCIAF ambassador, Marian Pallister.

CARITAS EUROPA: listening to the periphery

  • 02-06-2016

CARITAS EUROPA: listening to the periphery Marian Pallister, Justice and Peace Commissioner and SCIAF Ambassador for the diocese of Argyll & the Isles, and Just Faith co-ordinator. As many of you know, I’m coordinator of the pilot project…

Day Conference on Humanitarian Refugee Crisis

  • 12-05-2016

The conference will include input on the experience of refugees, current policy analysis and reflections on faith and spiritually in a time of global crisis. There will be a choice of workshops looking at interfaith projects, human rights, opportunities for volunteering and anticipated policy changes in the coming weeks which faith groups can engage with. The event is aimed at people who want to learn more about the situation and what they can do about it.

Justice & Peace News Update March 2016

  • 18-03-2016

Dear Justice and Peace supporter, Please note these two important events this Saturday (19th) Stand Up To Racism March and Rally- Saturday 19 March Join Justice and Peace at the Stand Up To Racism – Refugees Welcome Here – March and Rall…

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

  • 18-03-2016

The Scottish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is represented on the interfaith group Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. In September 2015 the Church of Scotland resolved to establish a refugee co-ordination project as a response to the situation and…

Our SCIAF Ambassador

  • 21-07-2010
Meet Marian Pallister, our Diocesan SCIAF Ambassador.