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Press release: Church leaders meeting to home in on government 2012 homelessness pledge

Senior Church of Scotland leaders have teamed up with a housing charity to assess the progress made by the Scottish Government to eradicate homelessness.

Press release: Kirk's plea to government to bring our troops home

A Church leader has used the UN International Day for Peace to repeat calls on the government by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly to take immediate steps to bring the troops home from Afghanistan.

9/11 message from the Moderator

Ten years on since the attack on the Twin Towers we live in a much changed world. The old securities we once relied on now seem to have gone.

Press release: Perth prison visitor centre handed funding boost

An-acclaimed prison visitor centre making a difference to the lives of thousands of families in Scotland has been handed a major cash boost by the Church of Scotland Guild.

Press release: Bumper Attendance For Guild's Annual Meeting

Dundee's Caird Hall is expected to be packed tomorrow as over 2,000 Church of Scotland Guild members gather for their annual meeting.

Press release: Alistair Darling to meet the press following giving evidence to Kirk’s economic commission

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is to give evidence to the Church of Scotland’s economics commission.

Press release: Alistair Darling to give evidence to Kirk’s economic commission

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is to give evidence to the Church of Scotland’s economics commission.

Call for clear labelling

Church and Society Convener, Rev. Ian Galloway, is calling for leading supermarket chains to actively consider their ethical and corporate responsibilities ensuring consumers can make an informed choice about the products they buy.

Local ecumenism

The ecumenical autumn conference, local ecumenism, is just around the corner. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Solidarity and condolences to the people of Norway

In the wake of the violent attacks in Norway yesterday (July 22) that killed atleast 91 people dead, Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has written to the Presiding Bishop of Norway,  Helga Haugland Byfuglien, in solidarity.

Press release: Church seeks assurance over Malawi

Press release: The Church of Scotland and Christian Aid have written to the Department for International Development asking for assurance that funding cut for Malawi will still reach the most vulnerable people.

Crisis in Malawi

The Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council are extremely concerned with the situation in Malawi following widespread demonstrations leading to riots that took place last night, most notably in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.

Go local

Eco Congregation Scotland supports Rev. Alex Smeed’s views on climate change and that Christians can make a massive difference by going local.

Press release: Out of Africa – one church’s mission to help refugees

One churches mission to help refugees in Africa.

Power and responsibility

With the hacking scandal continuing to snowball following yesterdays' questioning of James and Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks, the Prime Minister,David Cameron said that:"with hindsight", he would not have employed ex-News of the World Editor Andy Coulson.

South Korean Churches reach out to Northern neighbours

Please pray for the members of the South Korean Churches as they seek to show God’s love to their neighbours and all who are suffering in North Korea under the current regime.

Are we what we wear?

A report by sport clothing giant Nike has found that their staff in Indonesia are being subjected to ‘serious’ physical and verbal abuse

Press release: Moderator says justice has been done

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said “justice has been done” after the two pilots blamed for the 1994 RAF Chinook crash on the Mull of Kintyre were cleared.

Moderator's opinion: hacking crisis shames all

The Moderator, Reverend David Arnott's opinion on the phone hacking crisis.

Arbroath's big day out

St. Andrews and Old & Abbey churches, Arbroath are hosting ‘The Big Day Out’ Saturday 17 September for all the family.