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Church challenges Government on Community Energy Policy

19 November, 2014

The Scottish Government must streamline the long and arduous process facing community energy schemes if they are to reach their potential. The Church of Scotland is challenging the government to simplify the 'spaghetti' of legislation ...

Crime prevention advice for congregations

18 November, 2014

Congregations across the Church of Scotland are being advised to consider their security measures following the theft of property from two churches in Wishaw. The items were stolen while services were being held. ...

Martin Johnstone with Pope Francis

Kirk poverty campaigner reflects on Vatican visit

12 November, 2014

Martin Johnstone, the Church of Scotland's Priority Areas Secretary, recently attended the first Global Meeting of Popular Movements hosted by the Vatican in Rome. Here he reflects on his visit.

Military Chaplains: Service to God, Service to country

9 November, 2014

Church of Scotland military chaplains have long given pastoral support and care to the men and women serving at home and overseas in the British military in a tradition which continues today on land, sea ...

Moderator reflects on CrossReach week

7 November, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev John Chalmers reflects on the events he has attended over the course of CrossReach week.

New event seeks to inspire faith driven action

7 November, 2014

Church and Society and CrossReach are joining together to run a national Church of Scotland conference on how faith drives people to engage in society and the role of faith in local and political involvement. ...

CrossReach: care and compassion to be proud of

6 November, 2014

"Care and compassion to be proud of," those were the words of Alan Baird, the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scotland, after visiting a CrossReach service earlier in the year.

Former Moderator outlines her vision for Scotland

5 November, 2014

Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Dr Alison Elliot, is part of a Campaign for Scottish Home Rule group set up this week which wants the public to be involved ...

Crossreach - Providing a caring future

CrossReach Week 2014

2 November, 2014

CrossReach Week is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing social care work being done in Christ's name throughout the Church of Scotland, and a chance for CrossReach to tell the story of the part we ...