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Israel

Balfour Declaration - 100 years on

21 April, 2017

The General Assembly is being presented with a report which marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which outlined support for a Jewish homeland.

The General Assembly hall

Countdown is underway to the 2017 General Assembly

21 April, 2017

With the General Assembly just four weeks away, the Church of Scotland has published the Blue Book of reports to be discussed at the event. The annual gathering of the Church will bring more than ...

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Moderator welcomes attendees to interfaith conference

20 April, 2017

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr welcomed more than 75 people to an interfaith conference at Queens Park church in Glasgow Thursday morning. 'Honest Conversations' is bringing together a line-up of influential scholars and theologians to ...

Mary Slessor

A heroine for Scotland

19 April, 2017

Presbyterian missionary Mary Slessor is to be celebrated at a major landmark museum.

Rev David McNeish

The Church is taking a fresh look at Pilgrimage

14 April, 2017

This year the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be asked to reverse centuries of hostility to the ancient practice of pilgrimage and to affirm its place within the life of the church. ...