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Influence of young people in Church celebrated at National Youth Assembly

The Church of Scotland's 20th National Youth Assembly came to a close yesterday in Stirlingshire with its Moderator praising the effect young people are having at every level of the Church.

Moderator inspires parishioners to build hall for community

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, had a double role to play at Wellesley Parish Church in Methil, yesterday.

Church backs calls for revolution of democratic centralisation

The Church of Scotland has backed calls from a Convention of Scottish Local Authorities report which states a radical overhaul of the democratic system is required to overturn 50 years of centralisation.

Collective voice of Church called for with Dove of Peace campaign

The Moderator of the General Assembly has urged congregations across Scotland to display their collective desire for world peace through an innovative dove campaign launched today.

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Church calls for prayers and action over Iraq

Leading figures in the Church of Scotland are urging the Westminster parliament to be recalled so MPs can debate potential action in response to the crisis in Iraq.

Scottish Christians ponder yes or no in Church magazine

The big question Scots are facing, yes or no to an independent Scotland, is the cover story in the September edition of the Church of Scotland's independent magazine Life and Work, out now.

Next generation of Church of Scotland assembles for 20th youth gathering

The next generation of the Church of Scotland gather tomorrow (August 15) in Stirlingshire for the 20th National Youth Assembly.

Thought provoking Church events at Just Festival

The Church of Scotland's commitment to social justice is being showcased at one of Edinburgh's most exciting and diverse festivals.

Life and Work - September issue

September's edition of Life and Work

Church of Scotland raises plight of minority faith groups in Pakistan

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend John Chalmers has urged the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to set up an independent, powerful and autonomous commission to protect minority religious groups.

Drumhead Service marks WW1 centenary

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev John Chalmers has attended a Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle where soldiers, sailors and airmen led the country in a day of commemoration of the start of the First World War, 100 years ago this month.

Church of Scotland to hold ambitious referendum event in September

The Church of Scotland is to hold an innovative referendum debate involving key figures from both sides of the campaign in a follow up to its successful demonstration of respectful dialogue at this year's General Assembly.

Moderator to attend service honouring Scotland's World War I soldiers

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend John Chalmers, will join more than 8,000 people from all parts of Scotland on Sunday to commemorate the outbreak of World War One with a drumhead service at Edinburgh Castle (10 August).

Church of Scotland calls for peace in Gaza

Following the commemorations of one hundred years since the outbreak of a ‘war to end all wars’, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is urging recognition of the fact the world is not at peace and far too many people today are seeking to survive bombs, bullets, tear gas, and terror from conflict and war

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Moderator urges leaders to give peace a chance 100 years since outbreak of WW1

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged world leaders to find new ways to broker peace as the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of WW1 was marked at Glasgow Cathedral.

Church of Scotland leads global commemoration of WW1 outbreak

The global spotlight will be on Glasgow Cathedral on Monday as it becomes the focal point for the UK and Commonwealth's activities to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.

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Ryder Cup aims to match Commonwealth Games homestay success

The Commonwealth Games homestay programme which matched Glasgow householders with athlete families and Games volunteers needing accommodation has been so popular a similar system is being created for September's Ryder Cup in Perthshire

Rt Rev John Chalmers with Croft Coordinator Catriona Gibson outside Barlinnie prison

Go For It Fund lets Glasgow projects flourish

The wealth of community work carried out by the Church of Scotland's local congregations on behalf of their communities has shone through during a Go For It visit to Glasgow.

Moderator to visit Go For It project at Glasgow’s Barlinnie prison

While the Commonwealth Games showcases the best of Glasgow to the world, the Moderator of the General Assembly is to see first hand the support the Church is providing to the city’s most vulnerable groups.

Faith groups set out their role in Scotland’s future

Representatives of Scotland’s religious communities have come together to consider the role they wish to play in Scottish society.