Social Issues

A perspective on development


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. Continue reading

Finding Hope


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. Continue reading

Seeking a just peace


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. Continue reading

April/May 2019

Aug/Sept 2019


In June 2019 Open House held a conference exploring possible new directions for the Catholic Church in Scotland. See conference papers.

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