Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 130 years, it has established itself as the pre-eminent voice of the Church of Scotland. You can read more about its history here.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics and the arts. Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues, a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life, reviews of the latest books, videos and Christian resources, and regular features on the Church worldwide. Find out how to take out a subscription.

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Current issue: 2018 August

Life and Work August 2018
70 Years of Walking Together
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
‘I Feel Blessed to be Part of All This
Interview with the BBC’s Hugh Pym, a Church of Scotland elder.
Transforming Lives
Recognition for CrossReach staff at their annual awards.
The Churches and the Festival
How Edinburgh’s churches are contributing to this year’s festival season.
A Circle of Men
The background to the Regnal League, an association of Christian men.
Make Our Steps Count
In her first column, the Rt Rev Susan Brown urges readers to walk with her during the year.
A Truly Revolutionary Event
Ron Ferguson pays tribute to the National Health Service.
The Road Home
The Very Rev Albert Bogle highlights the importance of a safe home – and the deeper impact of providing a home for others.

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There is also a free Gaelic supplement available. You can read it in the Gaelic supplement section of the Life in Work website.

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One of the magazine's most important elements is reader feedback. Our letters pages are among the liveliest in the magazine business, and are very revealing about general attitudes both within and beyond the Church. We actively encourage letters, but do ask that they are kept succinct (and not without humour), so we can publish as many as possible.

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