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. 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.
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.