The Church has defended people caught in the poverty trap and who rely on benefits to live against the lies that are told about them.
At its General Assembly in May, the Church of Scotland voted to uphold its historic doctrine on same sex relationships but to also consider a policy of permitting individual congregations to choose ministers in same sex relationships. Following the decision a number of individuals have indicated they might wish to leave the Church of Scotland.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said she was ‘deeply humbled and moved’ as she attended a celebratory service at the cradle of Christianity in Scotland.
The Church of Scotland’s innovative and exciting ‘Go For It’ fund has just given out another half a million pounds in grants.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Lorna Hood had a role in history when she attended the special commemorative service at London’s Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
The Church of Scotland has agreed to investigate the increasing costs of holding funerals.
The Church of Scotland issued an urgent call to tackle climate change.
The Church and Society Council called for a refreshed approach to human rights in a report from presented to the General Assembly.
Presenting the report was Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church and Society Council.
The Church of Scotland has urged that people should not be evicted from their homes because of the new changes to benefit regulations, the so-called ‘bedroom tax’.
The Church has launched another stinging attack on corporate greed and tax dodging multi-national companies which exploit the poor and perpetrate myths about poverty.
An Elder was applauded for impassioned speech against 'deadly' tobacco.
Church leaders are planning open forums in church and community halls so that Scots can take part in a root and branch review of the kind of Scotland they want.
The Iona Community has continued its vital work in tackling poverty as it enters its 75th anniversary and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s landing on the island.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has led the gathering in prayers for the victim of the alleged Woolwich terrorist attack.
The Church of Scotland is totally switched on and committed to tackling the digital divide.
Speaking to the General Assembly this afternoon, the Moderator of the National Youth Assembly, Euan Patterson, urged all male delegates to support the White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has reluctantly accepted that in the present financial climate there is unlikely to be much of a pay increase for ministers in 2014.
All Presbytery and Parish workers for the Church of Scotland have accepted changes to their working conditions, which will save saving the organisation £500,000 a year when they are fully implemented by 2016.