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Statement regarding St George's Tron

There have been a number of factual inaccuracies in some of the reports concerning the situation at St George’s Tron, and the Church of Scotland would therefore wish to clarify several points.

Moderator marks Anti-Slavery Day

To be silent on human trafficking is to be unfaithful to our calling the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland warned today, Anti-Slavery Day.

The independence debate begins

In the wake of the Edinburgh Agreement of 15 October 2012, Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Committee reflects on the way forward.

Convener of influential Church council calls on Chancellor to stop war on poor

In the first post to her new blog, Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has called on Chancellor George Osborne to apologise for his propaganda war on the poor. 

Marjorie Clark reflects on the 19th International AIDS Conference

Marjorie Clark, HIV Programme Coordinator, reflects on her time at the 19th International AIDS Conference at Washington DC. 

The Moderator's Address to the Korean Seminary

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland's Address to the Korean Seminary.

Moderator visits the Presbyterian Church of Korea

Moderator visits the Presbyterian Church of Korea as Scottish Parliament recognises Scottish missionary who translated the New Testament into Korean.

NHS Lothian fails to make a bid on Malta House

NHS Lothian fails to make a bid on Malta House so Church moves to ensure its legal responsibility to be good stewards of its charitable resources.

Statement from the Social Care Council regarding NHS LEAP at Malta House

Statement from the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council, CrossReach, regarding NHS LEAP at Malta House.

CrossReach clarifies its position on Malta House

CrossReach, the Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland, has responded to inaccurate claims in the “Save Malta House for LEAP” campaign that is currently underway.

Church says excessive risk taking in banking should be a criminal offence

In its response to the initial questions posed by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland has urged the City to consider its values and the devastating implications of putting profit before ethics, and suggested that taking excessive risk should become a criminal offence.

Celebrating the work of a charity that helps give people a better story

CrossReach, one of Scotland’s largest social care providers, celebrates its work next week with a series of special events across the country to raise awareness of the charity’s work.

125 Years on and still going strong

More than a hundred years of work by the Church of Scotland Guild is being celebrated this weekend by members from across Scotland.

Scot given prestigious Pakistani presidential award

A Church of Scotland missionary who has spent most of her life in Pakistan is to be honoured with a prestigious award in her adopted country.

Church re-iterates position on same sex marriage

Church of Scotland re-iterates opposition to same sex marriage and questions effectiveness of safeguards for religious bodies.

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Turning the tide together

The 19th International AIDS Conference is taking place in Washington DC, starting Sunday 22 July, please pray for all of those taking part, including representatives from The Church of Scotland's HIV Programme.

Common ground reached on blasphemy law

Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law was on the agenda when the Governor of its second most populated province led a delegation which met Church of Scotland representatives today.

Moderator joins Street Pastors at T in The Park

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and street pastors will be among music fans at T in the Park tonight.

The Throne, the River and the City

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Albert Bogle, preached today in front of Her Majesty the Queen at Glasgow Cathedral.