News and press releases

St-Columbas

Future of UK debate at St Columba's in London

16 March, 2015

St Columba's Church of Scotland in Pont St, London is hosting "The Future of the UK - May 2015 and Beyond," a debate on the issues influencing voters in the run up to the May General Election.

Nuclear-Missile

Church joins faith leaders’ call to eradicate nuclear weapons

13 March, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly has joined representatives of other faiths from across the UK in calling for new approaches to eliminate nuclear weapons around the world.

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Moderator and son attend Afghanistan service

13 March, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly shares his feelings ahead of attending a service of commemoration for the Afghanistan war at St Paul's with his son, a veteran of the conflict.

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Christians afraid to express faith at work, study finds

12 March, 2015

Christians are afraid of sharing their beliefs with colleagues at work, a major study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found.

Outer Hebrides preaching excites Harris's new minister

10 March, 2015

The new minister in South Harris says he is excited at the prospect of preaching in one of the remotest corners of Scotland, which includes the uninhabited St Kilda archipelago.

Marco Biagi announces WEvolution funding.

Church backed charity which helps women become entrepreneurs doubles in size

9 March, 2015

Church of Scotland backed charity which already helps dozens of women in Scotland's most deprived communities to start their own businesses is to double in size. The Glasgow based charity, WEvolution, is receiving £200,000 from the Scottish Government to employ new staff and create twenty new groups across the country.

International Womens Day

International Women's Day 2015: make it happen

4 March, 2015

It's International Women's Day on Sunday. Read accounts from inspirational women about their remarkable life experiences.

Churches urge benefit sanctions rethink

2 March, 2015

A new report from a coalition of major UK Churches has revealed that around 6,500 children in Scotland were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14.

Seeds sown for food justice movement

2 March, 2015

In Govan on Saturday the seeds were sown for a food justice movement in Scotland

Moderator chairs religious freedom discussion at Holyrood

Last night the Moderator of the General Assembly chaired a roundtable discussion on international religious freedom and human rights at the Scottish Parliament.