Uniting for a just world
SCIAF is the official relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. We believe that a green and just world is possible, if we put our faith into action.
A just world, free of poverty, where we flourish and live in harmony with each other and all creation.
Compelled by Christ’s love, we work with those in the world's poorest places to end poverty, protect our common home, and help people recover from disaster. We inspire loving action in the Scottish Catholic community to sustain our work.
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SCIAF’s development work has always been grounded in Catholic Social Teaching. Our cornerstone is Christ’s teaching to love your neighbour and walk in solidarity with the poor and oppressed.
SCIAF was founded in 1965 by a small group of Scottish Catholics. Their aim was to help people in the world’s poorest places and inspire Scottish Catholics to respond to Jesus’ call for a just world in which all people can live life to the full.
Our staff team is based out of Glasgow, Scotland. We are governed by an international Board of Directors and a number of subcommittees.
For SCIAF, accountability means taking ownership of the decisions we make and the impact we have on others.
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