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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 ...

Ground breaking business started at Glasgow Church

12 October, 2013

Tony Roper, legendary writer of much loved play ‘The Steamie’ visited a real life laundrette which is being launched thanks to the Provanmill Self-Reliant Group (SRG) set up through the Passage from India project. ...

Moderator's support for climate justice

10 October, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Lorna Hood has expressed her support for climate justice in the wake of the Scottish Government announcing an extra £3 million ...

Maria Silo's visit to Scotland

9 October, 2013

The Church of Scotland HIV Programme is very excited at the prospect of a visit to Scotland by Maria Silo, the lady whose smiling face beams out from our poster.