Open House is a magazine of comment and debate on faith issues in Scotland, published ten times a year.

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Letter from America

MICHAEL L O’NEILL. A Scot who has lived in America for many years reflects on the presidential campaign and the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary America.   I am composing this two days after the presidential ‘debate’ with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and six days before the vice-presidential one with Tim Kaine and Mike Pence.  As a partisan of Bernie Sanders, and with an ‘Are you out of your mind?’ reaction to the very idea of voting for Donald Trump, [more]

Seeking a just peace

MARIAN PALLISTER. A justice and peace activist reports on the visit to Scotland of Pax Christi co-ordinator Pat Gaffney who reminded her audiences that the price of nuclear weapons is paid by the poor.   There’s nothing new in recognising the interconnectivity of poverty, climate change, social injustice and war.  In his message celebrating the traditional January 1 Day of Peace in 1972, Pope Paul VI said ‘If you want peace, work for justice’ and linked together national, social, cultural and economic injustices. But [more]

The Jewishness of Jesus

ISABEL SMYTH. A tireless advocate of interfaith dialogue responds to concerns about a reported rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Scotland with a challenge to learn and to listen.  In the September edition of Open House Stephen McKinney set out some of the concerns of the Jewish community about the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Scotland.  Two reports published by the Scottish Council of Jewish communities speak of ‘alarming high levels of stereotyping of Jews, ignorance about the complexity of Jewish identities and [more]

Open House October 2016

Open House held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.