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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.


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.

'God Particle' won’t show us what it is to be human

The discovery of the so-called 'God Particle' – the 'Higgs Boson' might be able to tell us more about our biological existence but it does not explain the human condition, a Church of Scotland minister has claimed.

Church leader urges people to think what is important to them as Scotland looks to the future

The new Convener of one of the most influential Church of Scotland councils has said she wants to see churches, communities and politicians start talking about the things that are important to Scotland and its future.

Moderator meets the Dalai Lama

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, visited Edinburgh today as part of a two-day tour of three cities and met the Church of Scotland’s Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Albert Bogle.

Give us our Daily Bread

A report encouraging sustainable agriculture and growing food by the Church of Scotland was showcased yesterday at the Royal Highland Show in Ingliston.

It’s all for the Glory and working for the Kingdom

The July edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, is now on sale.

Moderator urges David Cameron to intervene in UN decision to cut Gaza Hospital funding

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland has written today to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to help save the Al Ahli Anglican Hospital in Gaza City.

Church Counselling Centre celebrates 50th anniversary

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to attend special service.

The Moderator's Jubilee message

The Jubilee message from The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, Right Rev Albert Bogle.

Moderator joins the Queen at official Diamond Jubilee celebration

The Church of Scotland will be represented at a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the final day of the Queen’s official Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Church of Scotland gets behind worldwide focus on a just peace in the Middle East

The Church of Scotland is supporting the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI), which began on Monday 28 May 2012. 

A life lived

The new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Albert Bogle, is in Belfast at the start of this week for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland.