Towards a dignity based approach to development

Duncan MacLaren, a former Executive Director of SCIAF who spent two terms as Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, told the Glasgow Newman Circle how Catholic Social Teaching can make a practical contribution to aid agencies like SCIAF.

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Taking care of business


The new director of SCIAF, the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, explains why development agencies like SCIAF offer economic and social analyses of poverty and encourage their supporters to campaign for long term change. Continue reading

Looking closer, taking action

PATRICK GRADY SCIAF (The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) campaigns for change to the causes of poverty and supports some of the poorest people in the world in their struggle to make a living. SCIAF’s advocacy manager explains the focus of this year’s Lent campaign.
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Feb/Mar 2020

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.