SCOTLAND CELEBRATED THE 40th BIRTHDAY OF JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION ........ 
 
About 100 people from all over Scotland went to Carfin Grotto where Juniper and Scots Pine saplings were planted to mark the occasion. These eight small trees, representing the eight dioceses in Scotland were lovingly placed into the soil in the grounds of the famous Grotto. 
 
During 2019, Justice and Peace Scotland’s main campaign focuses on the environment. Climate Change is a huge challenge to our future wellbeing. 
 
For 40 years the J&P Commission has advised the Scottish Bishops' Conference on matters relating to social justice, international peace and human rights. 
Bishop Bill Nolan is the President of the Commission. He was present at the ceremony as was Fr Willy Slavin who was the General Secretary in 1979. 
Over the years, the J&P Commission has led its members to stand against Trident, the Government’s Nuclear Deterrent: to be part of Make Poverty History March in Edinburgh, 2005: to demonstrate at Dungavel where Asylum Seekers are detained. 
 
Members of the Justice and Peace Group from St Jude & St John Ogilvie Parish Glasgow enjoyed the Planting Ceremony after which was a delicious buffet meal with a lovely big birthday cake. (Archdiocese of Glasgow’s tree is a beautiful Juniper.) 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  
JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION 
SCOTLAND! 
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