Justice & Peace
The Cupar Justice and Peace Group was founded in 1997 by Sister Ellen Munn. Ecumenical from the beginning, members come from many congregations and none. We are a campaigning group: believing that to pray and campaign for justice and peace is part of our Christian obedience in the world.
We have about 45 members who take part in our activities when they can. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Catholic Church Hall to inform ourselves on relevant issues and plan events. These meetings are always open to anyone who may be interested. In recent years, we have focussed on third world debt, poverty at home and abroad, human trafficking, Israel/Palestine, Trident and environmental issues, especially climate change. We often join in campaigns by other local or national groups e.g. the IF Campaign and lobbying about TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
We usually organise an open meeting in the spring and a lunch in or close to One World Week in the autumn. At these events our speakers may be from relevant organisations e.g. Jubilee Scotland, Church Action on Poverty, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Fife Diet or our local politicians. In the last five years our MP, MSP and two of Scotland’s MEPs have all spoken at different events and we write to them regularly on the issues relevant to us. We have links with the Fair Trade Group, who usually have a stall at our events, and we occasionally share a stall with them at public events.
Contacts: Rena Cleland tel: 01334 652261 and Celia Armitage tel: 01334 656611.