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Rev Angus Macleod of St Columba’s Church of Scotland Pont St. London,

Iraq chaplain reveals sadness at Chilcot findings

12 July, 2016

A former military chaplain in Iraq has revealed his sadness at the Chilcot report's findings that alternatives to war were not pursued before Britain and the United States launched the Iraq War.

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Minister appointed to lead Place for Hope charity

8 July, 2016

Church of Scotland minister Ruth Harvey has been announced as the new head of the leading mediation charity Place for Hope. She takes over as director in October.

Church calls for action on EU Citizens right to stay

7 July, 2016

The Government is being urged to recognise parliament’s wish that European nationals should be granted the right to remain in the UK following the European Union Referendum result. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, says the UK Government must resist using EU citizens as a bargaining chip in future negotiations.

National War Memorial

Moderator addresses national service on 'deeply personal nature of war'

6 July, 2016

The Moderator has addressed the annual service at the Scottish National War Memorial on the 'deeply personal nature of war'. His address came as the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war reported its findings.


Bridging the Gap: Let's Get Online

5 July, 2016

The SRT Project's Policy Officer Dr Murdo Macdonald shares stories of churches and church-centered organisations which are closing the digital divide for some of Scotland's poorest communities.

Bible and Cross

Comments invited on updated Disciplinary Code

4 July, 2016

The Legal Questions Committee is inviting comments on a proposed new Discipline Act for the Church to be submitted by October 31st.

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Meet Your MSP Congratulated in Scottish Parliament

4 July, 2016

MSP congratulates Meet Your MSP project as a way to hold communities together in 'difficult times'.

Russell Barr

Referendum reflections "A time to build up, a time to tear down"

2 July, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, reflects on the change and consequences of the EU referendum result, and how we can begin to make sense of it.


Somme Sweethearts: lives changed forever by war

1 July, 2016

A church member's story of the chance discovery of a gold locket in a box of wartime memorabilia, which revealed the terrible consequences the Battle of the Somme held for the women who watched their men go off to war.

Prayers for the Nation and the World following EU Referendum vote

1 July 2016

Prayers of intercession to be read by five voices have been contributed in the hope they may be of value to those reflecting on this time of change following the European Union referendum result.