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Global education petition signed by 10 million people

29 September, 2015

A global petition championed by the Church of Scotland which calls forchildren in troubled parts of the world to be given access to basic educationhas been signed by more than 10 million people. ...

Minister finds Calais lacks people to sort refugee aid

25 September, 2015

A Church of Scotland minister hopes to spend a week volunteering at an aid centre in France to help ensure refugees fleeing persecution are properly equipped to deal with the winter months. Rev Jonathan Fleming ...

Ethical finance tops agenda at October event

23 September, 2015

One of the world's top green investment experts is addressing a free conference on developing an ethical approach to money in Edinburgh next week. Tessa Tennant, who is regarded as one of the pioneers in ...

Refugee boat rescue

Worship resources created in response to refugee crisis

18 September, 2015

Situations such as the current refugee crisis can bring up lots of questions that can make it difficult to pray and teach with sensitivity. As we are faced with issues of suffering and human tragedy, ...

St Modan's Well

16 September, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to visit a recently re-discovered long lost holy well as part of trip to the Presbytery of Argyll.

Refugee boat rescue

Update on Church response to refugee crisis

11 September, 2015

In recognition of the extraordinary situation facing refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria, a special meeting of the Councils and departments of the Church has taken place.

Queen Elizabeth II and Rev David Steel

Church pays tribute to our longest reigning monarch

9 September, 2015

The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly, has led tributes from the Church to Her Majesty the Queen on becoming the longest-serving monarch in our history. Dr Morrison spent last weekend ...

Speak out campaign

'Speak Out' launch seeks your voice for change

7 September, 2015

The launch of the Speak Out campaign has heard an asylum seeker urge Scots to overcome their personal fears and anxiety about refugees and welcome them into their communities with open arms. Deacon Blue singer ...

Sally Foster Fulton and Salah Beltagui

Faith leaders speak out after emergency refugee summit

3 September, 2015

The Church of Scotland is working with the Scottish government and third sector groups to take immediate compassionate action on the refugee crisis as thousands of families fleeing confict in Syria continue to arrive in ...

Rt Rev Angus Morrison

Moderator launches blog on EU referendum

2 September, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has launched a new online blog to inform the debate around the UK's continuing membership of the European Union.