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Moderator’s pride at son’s Sports Personality of the Year award

16 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his pride at seeing his son be part of a team which picked up a prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Church offers take on UN climate change summit

16 December, 2014

On Sunday in Lima a UN climate change conference ended with different takes on the progress achieved toward tackling this pressing issue.

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WW1 Christmas truce football match replicated in Glasgow

15 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland played a leading role in organising a moving centenary tribute to the remarkable Christmas truce which broke out between British and German troops during WW1.

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Church condemns continued blasphemy law abuse in Pakistan

12 December, 2014

The Government of Pakistan must amend its blasphemy law which is being used to terrorise minority faith communities, according to Scotland's national church.

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Credit union gains parliamentary approval

11 December, 2014

The success of an innovative Church-led credit union in Penicuik has been commended by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

New Gaelic hymn book launched on Skye

10 December, 2014

The rich tradition of Gaelic hymns has been preserved for future generations with the creation of a new hymn book in this beautiful language.

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Moderator says Church will strive for gender justice

10 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has urged people to continue challenging the global issue of violence against women as the Church of Scotland's Speak Out! campaign drew to a close.

Church presses for UK action on climate change at UN summit

9 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland has urged the UK Government to ensure outcomes are achieved at the UN climate change conference in Lima that helps reduce global carbon emissions.

Views sought on future of British Sign Language in Scotland

9 December, 2014

Deaf and hearing members of the Church of Scotland are being encouraged to share their views about the future of British Sign Language (BSL) in Scotland.

Deputy Lieutenant honour for Greenock minister

8 December 2014

Rev Alan Sorensen, minister of Wellpark Mid Kirk in Greenock and award-winning broadcaster, has been appointed to the prestigious role of Deputy Lieutenant for Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.