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Moderator in Afghanistan

Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has just returned from a brief visit to Afghanistan.

Moderator urges First Minister to reconsider cuts in funding to homelessness charity

The Church of Scotland’s Moderator has written to all congregations asking them to raise at least £100 each to help a charity for homeless Scots following the loss of Scottish Government backing.

Moderator and Christian Leaders meet Palestinian President

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott and representatives from Christian Churches met with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday afternoon in London.

Church supports cyclists telling Scottish government to 'get on yer bike'

The Church of Scotland and Eco-Congregation supported Scottish cyclists gathering outside St Andrews House in Edinburgh to call on the Scottish Government to invest in cycling and walking and low carbon transport, and fully fund their own plans to meet Scotland's climate change targets.

The sun hasn’t yet set on solar energy says Church

The Church of Scotland has said it is not happy with the way a consultation into feed-in tariffs has been carried out.

Joint nativity shows red card to sectarianism

Most nativity plays usually feature the local Sunday school, but this year a Church of Scotland minister and Roman Catholic priest have enlisted the help of police officers, fire fighters, council leaders and even the Kilmarnock football team. 

Christmas CD earns £10,000 for Malawi

A home-made compact disc featuring Christmas carols and seasonal Bible readings has raised more than £1000 for a Christian Aid Partnership Project in the north of Malawi.

Homelessness kills and the world is walking on by

Homelessness kills and it seems like the world is still walking on by according to a senior Church of Scotland minister.

A Christmas poem

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Christmas message from the Moderator

Right Reverend David Arnott, The Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly delivers his Christmas message. 

Edinburgh minister going for Olympic gold

A Church of Scotland minister in Edinburgh is going for gold as she participates in the Olympic 2012 Gold Challenge for charity.

Church's Moderator Christmas visit to Bethlehem

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland begins a two-week visit to Israel and Palestine tomorrow which will include worship in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Anti-sectarianism bill needs a co-ordinated strategy to work

A senior Church of Scotland minister has called for a more co-ordinated strategy by the Scottish Government and other groups to tackle sectarianism in Scotland.

The Convener of the Legal Questions Committee on the response to the Same Sex Marriage Consultation

Rev Alan Hamilton, The Convener of the Legal Questions Committee, responds to the Church of Scotland's response to the Same Sex Marriage Consultation in an opinion piece to the Scotsman.

White Ribbon Campaign

Are you a man and a member of a faith community who would like to contribute to ending violence against women? Are you looking for concrete ways to actually do something effective within your faith community and beyond?

Consultation response confirms traditional position

The Church of Scotland has made its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation document, “The Registration of Civil Partnerships, Same Sex Marriage” through its Legal Questions Committee.

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World Aids Day

Thirty years after HIV was first identified scientific research has delivered a major breakthrough in tackling the spread of HIV and Aids. The research has shown that antiretroviral medication (arv) provides not only treatment for those living with HIV but also has been 96 percent successful in preventing onward transmission. Hillary Clinton in a recent speech talked about the possibility of an Aids-free generation. A vision, surely, we can all subscribe to.

Send a Christmas card to Bethlehem

At Christmas many of us will receive cards depicting Bethlehem, a place where day-to-day living now is very difficult for many of its inhabitants. The Church of Scotland World Mission Council wants to encourage people in Scotland to send Christmas cards to our partners in Bethlehem to let them know we remember them at Christmas.

Chancellor hasn’t done enough to help the poor and vulnerable

Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement has not gone far enough to help ease the burden on the poorest and most vulnerable in society a leading Church of Scotland minister has claimed.

'We have so much in common'

In what was believed a first for Britain, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, shared worship with leaders of the Jewish and Muslim community in Edinburgh today.