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Speak out campaign

'Speak Out' launch seeks your voice for change

7 September, 2015

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 ...

Sally Foster Fulton and Salah Beltagui

Faith leaders speak out after emergency refugee summit

3 September, 2015

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 ...

Rt Rev Angus Morrison

Moderator launches blog on EU referendum

2 September, 2015

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.

Flags and Church

Fringe events feature Church leaders

21 August, 2015

Church and Society Convener Rev Sally Foster-Fulton will speak in a 'Butterfly Rammy' debate on Scottish national unity after the Referendum.

Going for Growth Workshop

Going for Growth to Visit Oban in September

21 August, 2015

Two events in Oban this September will deliver support and encouragement to anyone interested in growing congregations and developing new ways to express faith.

Orkney tapestry

Tapestry puts new Orkney church in the heart of the community

20 August, 2015

An Orkney congregation has celebrated the donation of a beautiful tapestry specially commissioned to hang in their new church building. The project to build the Milestone Church in Orkney's West Mainland was a major undertaking ...

Refugee boat rescue

Churches speak out on migrant crisis

14 August, 2015

Four churches-- the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have issued a statement urging the government to change its policy and language on migrants. ...