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Church calls for debate about ethical consequences of better scientific understanding of how our brains work

The Church of Scotland has challenged the idea that the choices human beings make can be reduced only to chemical or electrical reactions in our neurones. 

Lord High Commissioner addressing the General Assembly

The Lord High Commissioner addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the opening day as the Queen’s representative at the Assembly.

Church says there is more than pandas connecting Scotland to China

There is much more to the relationship between China and Scotland than pandas. The Church of Scotland and partners in China are working together, acknowledging the past and looking forward for new opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships.

About the new Moderator

Right Reverend Albert Bogle is the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Glasgow women tell how ‘self-reliance’ has changed their lives

A group of Glasgow women revealed how their lives have been transformed at an event celebrating the success of Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs).

Faiths urge MSPs to back new report

MSPs have been urged to support the findings of a new report which examines the treatment of female offenders in Scotland.

Heart for Art launched

Heart of Art launched - breaking barriers in partnership with the Guild.

Economics Commissioner saddened by "ill-considered" response to Money Report

Last weekend the Scotsman newspaper carried an opinion piece written by a member of a Conservative website called "Think Scotland" critical of the Church of Scotland's Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity's report "A Right Relationship with Money."

Church backs Kinship Carers street demos

Senior Church of Scotland ministers have given their backing to thousands of grandparents across Scotland expected to take to the streets today seeking political support for vulnerable children living with non-parental family and friends.

New project support from the Church of Scotland Guild in its anniversary year

Today sees the launch of a new set of projects which will be supported by the 28,000-strong members of the Guild.

The Moderator's speech to the STUC

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, today addressed the Scottish Trade Union Congress at Inverness, in what is thought to be the first speech by a Moderator to the congress. Read his speech.

Moderator addresses the STUC in historic first speech

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, today addressed the Scottish Trade Union Congress at Inverness, in what is thought to be the first speech by a Moderator to the congress.

Moderator-Designate plans on netting more churchgoers with technology

The May edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, out now has an exclusive interview with the Moderator-Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Albert Bogle.

Church concerns over an uncertain future for asylum seekers

A senior Church of Scotland minister has written to Alex Salmond about the plight of around 140 asylum seekers who are facing oppression and persecution if they are sent back home following fears they face eviction from their Glasgow accommodation.

Church’s Economics Commission preaches good economics with moral vision

Tax havens, living standards, interest rates and credit unions came under scrutiny in a 47-page report published by the Church of Scotland today.

Good Friday with the Moderator

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, is currently visiting Church of Scotland partners in China. Here are the two talks he gave Good Friday.

Moderator in China

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, is visiting Church of Scotland partners in China. His visit began over Palm Sunday weekend in Yunnan Province in the South West of China.

Moderator visits church partners in China

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, is visiting Church of Scotland partners in China. 

Easter Message from the Moderator

Easter Message by the Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Moderator sees hope for the future in China projects

The Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, is spending Easter in China visiting a range of church-sponsored projects.