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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.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service

To mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, St Andrew’s Church in Lisbon is to host a special service and lunch on Sunday 10 June at 1100 The Diamond Jubilee Service will draw together excerpts from the liturgies to be offered in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II cathedrals in London, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Church Continues to Strengthen Protection of Children and Adults at Risk

The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland will hear about plans the Church has in place as the largest ‘employer’ of volunteers in Scotland as it implements the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, when it meets later this month.

Congregations to ‘Go For It’

Community projects in Scotland will benefit to the tune of £1m under a new streamlined Church of Scotland fund.

Speech by Rev. Syd Graham, Convener of Social Care Council CrossReach

Speech by Rev. Syd Graham, Convener of Social Care Council CrossReach.

Inter-church congregations encouraged

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the prospect of more local partnerships with other Christian denominations.

Church council manages to balance its books

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly will hear how one of its councils managed to balance its books following reorganisation two years ago.

Church to embrace digital technology

The Church of Scotland must adapt and evolve to keep up with the digital revolution, according to a report which has been considered by its ruling body.

Church and Society Council calls for action on major issues

A Church of Scotland Council has called for action from everyone to combat human trafficking, for sectarianism to be challenged community by community and for Social Justice to be at the heart of the debate about constitutional change when it presented its wide ranging report to the Kirk’s General Assembly.

Church’s Economics Commission preaches good economics with moral vision

Pay day loans, austerity measures and tax dodgers came under fire yesterday (Monday May 21) as the Church and Society Council gave its report.

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.