Scottish Churches Racial Justice Group

ACTS logoThe Scottish Churches Racial Justice Group (SCRJG) was set up to develop and agree broad priorities on behalf of the Scottish Churches. The group works closely with other similar church and non-church organisations that seek to promote racial justice.

The group facilitate Racial Justice Sunday in Scotland. In summer 2015 they received and approved a report from the Scottish Churches’ Asylum and Destitution Task Group on the policies and practices of Scotland’s Higher and Further Education institutions with regard to the admission to courses of asylum seeker and refugee students.

They have published an interactive workshop Seeking Sanctuary that conveys an understanding of the processes people have to go through when seeking sanctuary in the UK and, crucially, how that experience might feel.

The Scottish Churches Racial Justice Group’s overall aims are to:

  • Assist the Churches in Scotland to grow in awareness of the nature and extent of racial injustice in Scotland
  • Work on behalf of the Churches in Scotland to develop and promote an understanding of the biblical and theological basis of the rejection of this injustice
  • Work on behalf of the Churches in Scotland to develop and affirm a vision of racial harmony and justice in the Scottish community
  • Assist the Churches to make common cause with individuals and communities suffering from racial injustice and with those working to end it
  • Assist the Churches to promote, through advocacy and example, racial harmony and justice within themselves and within the wider community in Scotland.