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Speak Out against Human Trafficking

19 November, 2013

Hardly a week goes by when there is not a news story about human trafficking; people sold as commodities, whether for domestic servitude, sexual purposes or forced labour. This is happening in Scotland now, in ...

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Life and Work – December issue

15 November, 2013

The December issue of Life and Work is now available and encourages us to think about Christmas and those less fortunate than ourselves.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, said today, Wednesday 13 November, that the greatest way to honour the legacy of David Livingstone is to continue the fight against human trafficking.


Moderator to visit Shoebox Appeal centre

12 November, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is set to take part in the sorting centre of the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2013 on the 12 November. ...

Religious representatives in local authority education committees

5 November, 2013

John Finnie MSP has launched a consultation on his proposals to make local government more accountable and transparent to the electorate. The proposals range from abolishing the mandatory appointment of religious representatives on Local Authorities’ ...

Encouraging churches in partnership

5 November, 2013

The Church has released an ecumenical report which charts the early progress of churches in their goal of working in partnership.

Maria’s story is an inspiring one

25 October, 2013

As she comes towards the end of her visit to Scotland, Maria Silo from Malawi has been impressing audiences as far apart as Carlisle and Macduff, Alloway and Inverbervie.

Moderator's statement on Grangemouth

25 October, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Hood, said today: “I am sure everyone in the Grangemouth area will be relieved that the petrochemical plant is to stay ...

Building work lays foundation for care home success

22 October, 2013

A care home run by the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council, CrossReach, for adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties in Stonehaven has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Specialist Adult Care Award ...

Violence against women

18 October, 2013

The Church is committed to addressing issues of violence against women. In our reports to the General Assembly in 2003, 2011 and 2012, the Church acknowledged the reality of violence against women as an issue ...

November Life and Work

17 October, 2013

In the November issue, the Principal Clerk of the Church of Scotland, the Rev John Chalmers reflects on the meaning and poignancy of Remembrance.

Reflection time in schools shows what we can learn together

16 October, 2013

The Church has called for religious observance in schools to be renamed 'Time for Reflection.' The Church believes this would make a significant contribution to help make the debate about religious observance in schools more ...