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Ethical finance tops agenda at October event

One of the world's top green investment experts is addressing a free conference on developing an ethical approach to money in Edinburgh next week. Tessa Tennant, who is regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of sustainable investment, is the keynote speaker at the 'Good Money Week' conference on Saturday 3rd October.

Argyll church project reveals astonishing tale of Gaelic dog

He is the unlikely star of a conversational Gaelic speakingclass - Ginger the English Cocker Spaniel took just three weeks to become doggy bi-lingual.

From left, The Very Rev. Dr. Lorna Hood, Jenny Marra MSP, Lesley Thomson and Michael Russell MSP reflect on the genocide at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Complex.

Church learns lessons from educational visit to Srebrenica

The Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood has led a high-profile Scottish delegation, which included a number of people from the Church, on a visit to Srebrenica. The visit was part of the 'Lessons from Srebrenica' educational programme which aims to promote understanding of how the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used in Scotland to help create better, safer and stronger communities.

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Worship resources created in response to refugee crisis

Situations such as the current refugee crisis can bring up lots of questions that can make it difficult to pray and teach with sensitivity. As we are faced with issues of suffering and human tragedy, we can often struggle to find God in the midst of it all. The Church has created worship resources to help reflect on the situation affecting those seeking shelter from conflict and unrest.

St Modan's Well

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to visit a recently re-discovered long lost holy well as part of trip to the Presbytery of Argyll.


Generosity of Kirk members help trainee teachers in Malawi

She was a trailblazing Church of Scotland official who spent nearly 30 years supporting missionaries in Africa and beyond and championing the value of education for girls.

Church launches #SignUpSunday for global education petition

All 1400 of the Church's congregations are being asked to back a petition to the United Nations calling on governments across the world to honour their promise to provide quality education for every child. A specially created promotional video has been released featuring the Moderator of the General Assembly and the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education in 2012.

Learn how will our children have faith Lola Flexen

New resource for churches bringing children to faith

Churches keen to improve their services for children can now use the latest 'Learn' resource to develop successful youth programmes.

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Update on Church response to refugee crisis

In recognition of the extraordinary situation facing refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria, a special meeting of the Councils and departments of the Church has taken place.

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Moderator enormously impressed by Dundee community projects

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has officially launched a new community café in Dundee - a project that seeks to transform the local community.

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Moderator's fears for future of Israel's Christian Schools

The Church of Scotland is asking the Prime Minister to raise the crisis facing Christian schools in Israel with the Israeli government. The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, has written to David Cameron highlighting the 'mortal threat' caused by new financial restrictions which the Church regards as discrimination against Christian schools. Such is the concern in Israel, 47 schools are currently on indefinite strike until the situation is resolved.

Queen Elizabeth II and Rev David Steel

Church pays tribute to our longest reigning monarch

The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly, has led tributes from the Church to Her Majesty the Queen on becoming the longest-serving monarch in our history. Dr Morrison spent last weekend with Her Majesty at Balmoral Castle and preached in her presence at Crathie Kirk.

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'Speak Out' launch seeks your voice for change

The launch of the Speak Out campaign has heard an asylum seeker urge Scots to overcome their personal fears and anxiety about refugees and welcome them into their communities with open arms. Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross is backing the initiative from the Church and Society Council, which hopes to engage 10,000 Scots in the coming months and hear their ideas for change.

Church joins other faith leaders in urging action on refugee crisis

In its latest response to the refugee crisis, the Church of Scotland is participating in a joint statement issued in conjunction with the Catholic Church in Scotland, the Muslim Council of Scotland, and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.


Trailblazing Church of Scotland Guild members gather in Dundee

Around 2,000 people fromacross Scotland are gathering in Dundee tomorrow for the annual meeting of the"trailblazing" Church of Scotland Guild.

Sally Foster Fulton and Salah Beltagui

Faith leaders speak out after emergency refugee summit

The Church of Scotland is working with the Scottish government and third sector groups to take immediate compassionate action on the refugee crisis as thousands of families fleeing confict in Syria continue to arrive in Europe.

Alex Salmond MSP and Rev Stuart MacQuarrie

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond "prefers people of faith"

Former First Minister AlexSalmond has revealed that he prefers people of faith over those who have lostit or have none.

Rt Rev Angus Morrison

Moderator launches blog on EU referendum

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has launched a new online blog to inform the debate around the UK's continuing membership of the European Union.

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Church launches resources for this month's Creation Time

Ahead of the UN summit on climate change people of faith focus on protecting, preserving and healing creation.

Volunteering Vocations

Vocational Volunteers pilot scheme starting in Glasgow and Arbroath

Young people will work with ministers and congregations to learn about the work of the Church...and about themselves.