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White Ribbon Campaign

2 December, 2011

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 ...

Consultation response confirms traditional position

1 December, 2011

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

1 December, 2011

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 ...

Send a Christmas card to Bethlehem

30 November, 2011

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 ...

'We have so much in common'

25 November, 2011

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.

Moderator calls for more prison visitor centres

24 November, 2011

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to consider investing in visitor centres at each of the country's jails.

Moderator's Armistice Day reflection

11 November, 2011

Today, Armistice Day, is the 11th day of the 11th month 2011 and millions of people from across the UK are expected to observe a two-minute silence. See the reflection from Right Reverend David Arnott, ...

Moderator’s hopes of the 'Spirit of Assisi'

28 October, 2011

The Church of Scotland's Moderator the Right Reverend David Arnott joined some 300 religious leaders representing a rainbow of faiths to the hilltop town of Assisi to commemorate the 25th anniversary on Thursday of a ...