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.

The Hidden Homeless

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week runs from January 28 – February 5, 2012. Marian Pallister, Argyll & the Isles Justice & Peace commissioner, says: ‘We may not see too many homeless people on the streets in Argyll and the Isles, but as the gap between rich and poor in the UK continues to grow, more people in our own parishes are having to live in temporary accommodation or hostels.....

SCIAF Climate Justice Campaign

By signing up to Sciaf’s Climate Justice campaign, you can influence the Scottish Government and UK Government as we approach the UN Durban conference on climate.

SCIAF Emergency Appeal

Marian Pallister writes on behalf of the SCIAF appeal for East Africa.

Dunoon Justice & Peace Report

Raymund Madill from St. Mun's shares news of the recent activities of the Dunoon Justice and Peace group.

St. Columba's Wee Boxes

SCIAF ambassador for Argyll and the Isles Marian Pallister received a cheque from teachers and pupils at St Columba's Primary School in Oban.

Stories from the Wee Box

SCIAF Ambassador for Argyll and the Isles Marian Pallister visited parishes from Lochgilphead to Stornoway during Lent – carrying a pineapple in her bag.

Our SCIAF Ambassador

Meet Marian Pallister, our Diocesan SCIAF Ambassador.

SCIAF Update

November 2008 SCIAF news update
Find out how to donate to Bishop Josephs Appeal

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