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Church welcomes growing interest in religious-based exams

The Church has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in religious subjects.

Guild strengthens African ties with Malawi visit

Representatives of The Church of Scotland Guild are due to travel to the Republic of Malawi on Monday in the hope of exploring partnerships with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

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Charity walk

An East Lothian man who has battled back from serious mental health issues has reached an important milestone in his 1000 mile walk around Scotland.

At CrossReach teamwork is key

Teamwork is the key to CrossReach achieving its goals says new Convener of the Social Care Council Dr Sally Bonnar.

Church disappointment at bedroom tax ruling

The Church has said it is disappointed at the court ruling in favour of the Government’s so called bedroom tax.

Moderator gets Twitter

Right Rev Lorna Hood, who once claimed she was “the loneliest person on the internet” with only one Facebook friend has tweeted her first official tweet as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland today.

Is there a place for God in the classroom?

Rev Sandy Fraser, Convener of the Education Committee believes that there is a place for God in the classroom.

Moderator meets Margaret Curran MP

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Reverend Lorna Hood had a meet and greet meeting with Margaret Curran, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

Moderator welcomes new Archbishop

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood, has welcomed Monsignor Leo Cushley as Archbishop-elect of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Church solidarity against hate crime

The Church is adding its support to the Jewish community who in turn have spoken out in support of the Muslim community in the wake of increased attacks.

Scots would love to see royal baby soon

The Church has expressed a wish for the new royal baby to be brought to Scotland as early as possible so that Scots may offer the warmest of welcomes and share in the joy of the new parents.

Royal baby announcement

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood congratulates their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Strathearn as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known when in Scotland after the happy news announced.

Church calls for climate justice, not fracking freebies

The Church has criticised the announcement that the UK Government is to introduce tax breaks for the controversial gas-extraction method known as fracking, saying it is a ‘sad day for climate justice.’

Peace pilgrims in three-pronged attack

The Church is backing a three-pronged attack on the Trident nuclear missile programme.

Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela Day and his 95th birthday which he is spending in hospital. We pray he is making a steady recovery. 

Church Convener wins Euro election

A Church of Scotland Convener has been elected on to the Governing Board of an important European religious organisation.

Life and Work magazine

August Life and Work

Features on the large number of churchless Christians and the work of hospital chaplains are two of the features of the August edition of Life and Work.

Nuclear weapons are inherently evil

The Church of Scotland’s view that nuclear weapons are inherently evil has today been reiterated by Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council.

Church vows support for baby ashes families

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, has written to Lord Bonomy thanking him for his work chairing a Scottish Government independent commission into the cremation of babies across Scotland, and vowed the Church will do anything it can to help those affected come to terms with what has happened.

Benefits cap is ill conceived and unworkable

The Department for Work and Pensions benefits cap policy, rolled out across the country from today, is ill-conceived and unworkable and will not tackle the underlying problems which affect the lives of those who are out of work, a Church of Scotland minister has claimed.