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Demands to involve those who live in poverty in the struggle to overcome it are at the heart of a major new report published tomorrow (Saturday 21st June).
The Church of Scotland’s social care organisation CrossReach is celebrating the positive impact it is making across the nation with a Commonwealth Games baton relay.
Scotland’s youngest minister took part in the Queen’s Baton relay in Edinburgh Saturday as part of the Commonwealth Games build-up.
The Church of Scotland’s support for the Commonwealth Games will be symbolised by the nation’s youngest minister this weekend when Rev Michael Mair carries the Queen’s Baton across the capital.
A major new report into poverty, backed by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland, is to demand an end to the poor employment practices which are trapping many working Scots on very low wages. The results of the two year investigation by Poverty Truth Commission will be launched at an event in Glasgow next week.
Church of Scotland ministers are to have the costs of joining the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme paid for by the Ministries Council.
The Right Reverend Peter Gai Lual Marrow has spoken of the comfort he and his people have received knowing the Church of Scotland has been offering prayers and much needed aid to South Sudan.
The chaplain for Scotland’s fastest growing ecological organisation is to tackle the newly opened John Muir Way walking route this weekend in an attempt to highlight Christian commitment to nurturing the environment.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland yesterday waved off Help for Heroes cyclists on a Tartan Express fundraising run to London.
A congregation in Lanark presented the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland with what could be the most thoughtful gift he receives this year – a set of golf flags with the Moderatorial coat of arms.
The funeral service for the Reverend Thomas Sinclair has taken place at Martin's Memorial Church in Stornoway. Tom died in a road accident in Edinburgh, where he was attending the General Assembly. He was a well-known and popular figure throughout the Church and his sudden passing has touched the lives of many people. John Cunningham, Moderator of Lewis Presbytery, has submitted this tribute to his life.
The annual CrossReach service of celebration has heard tributes from Scotland’s Chief Social Work Adviser for the extraordinary contribution staff make to the country’s care sector.
A new Credit Union backed by the Church of Scotland could revolutionise access to credit for people within the church and in organisations linked to it.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued an urgent rallying call for the Church to connect with the next generation or risk faith fading from society.
The Very Rev John Cairns stepped out of the norm in the General Assembly to praise Rt Rev John Chalmer’s “clarity and kindness” during this week’s proceedings.
A Church of Scotland minister has called on the government to provide a basic allowance to cover funeral costs.
The Countess of Wessex was delighted with the results of a bridal henna tattoo she received at the Heart and Soul festival in Princes Street Gardens last weekend.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of a proposal which could eventually lead to the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was lauded as a ‘model of debate’ following yesterday’s historic discussion on the independence referendum.