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Faith in the public square

LYNN JOLLY. Open House’s literary editor interviews Duncan MacLaren, who has spent most of his working life contributing to international development.  What inspires him and how does he view current approaches to international development and politics? It’s a dreich lunch time in Glasgow when I meet the former Director of SCIAF and Secretary General of Caritas International; lifelong supporter of and campaigner for Scottish independence; and sometime contributor to this journal, Duncan MacLaren.  We find a snug corner of a west end [more]

A perspective on development

FRANCES BURNS A former senior civil servant who spent many years promoting understanding of international development in the UK reflects on its importance for the health of society at home as well as its role in the elimination of global poverty. Scottish people care about the challenges faced by those they will never meet in countries they will never visit.  This manifests itself most notably in their generous response to appeals at times of natural or ‘man-made’ disasters.  Images of suffering, brought [more]

Finding Hope

VAL MORGAN. Every year, SCIAF’ Lent campaign reminds us of the gospel call to build a more just world by sharing what we have with people in developing countries who are struggling to survive.  SCIAF’s communications manager outlines this year’s campaign message which reminds us of the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest countries. ‘Hope’ is a key theme of SCIAF’s WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Lent appeal this year.  Thanks to those who support SCIAF, extremely poor families in many [more]

February, 2017

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