St Pius X Mini Vinnies raise £500 for SCIAF

Schools, SCIAF

St Pius X Primary, Dundee, invited a representative of SCIAF to visit their school to received a cheque for £500. The money was raised during a whole school Coffee Morning in Lent, organised by the junior section of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the ‘Mini Vinnies’, at the school. A spokesperson said, “Many of our families joined in …

SCIAF talk about Gender Violence

Mission work, Parish News, SCIAF

Michael Hamilton (right), SCIAF’s Community Engagement Officer, spoke about Gender Violence in Rwanada in a talk launching this year’s Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s Wee Box appeal at St Joseph’s Church, Dundee. Photo courtesy of Eddie Mahoney

Scottish Bishops’ Emergency Appeal for Ethiopia: please be the hope they need 


In February of this year, I visited Ethiopia with SCIAF. I found a country that, in addition to suffering from two years of brutal conflict, is now experiencing its worst drought in recent history. Rivers are dry, crops have failed and their animals are dead. It was clear that families have nowhere left to turn. They’ve lost everything. Communities are entirely …