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Moderator emphasises key role the Church will play in Scotland's future

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has highlighted the key caring role the Church will play in Scotland’s future.

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Moderator meets with Chief Rabbi in London

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood met Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, at his office in London today during the Church’s annual visit to the capital for St Andrews Tide.

RAF Leuchars enjoys visit from Church Moderator

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, The Right Reverend Lorna Hood visited RAF Leuchars last week, meeting personnel from across the Station and gaining an insight into life on a Royal Air Force Main Operating Base.

Church in front line against poverty

The Church of Scotland "cares about the needs of everyone in Scotland and is often in the areas where it is most difficult to be".

Former Moderator Assists Roman Catholic Church with safeguarding review

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been appointed to chair a Catholic Church review of its safeguarding procedures.

Dr Who Star lends support to fight against Cystic Fibrosis

Scotland’s favourite Time Lord David Tennant is supporting the fight against the disease that killed a popular former Glasgow University student.

Help on offer for the next generation of Scottish explorers

Are you aged 16-24 and longing to follow in the footsteps of legendary Scottish Explorer David Livingstone?

Church of Scotland response to proposed same sex marriage legislation

The Church of Scotland has said tonight, Wednesday 20 November, that it stands within the mainstream Christian belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.

CrossReach service scoops Adult Care Award

A CrossReach service, The Bungalow in Stonehaven, has won the Specialist Adult Care Award category of the Scottish Care National Care Home Awards.

Speak Out against Human Trafficking

Hardly a week goes by when there is not a news story about human trafficking; people sold as commodities, whether for domestic servitude, sexual purposes or forced labour.  This is happening in Scotland now, in villages, towns and cities across the country.

Life and Work magazine

Life and Work – December issue

The December issue of Life and Work is now available and encourages us to think about Christmas and those less fortunate than ourselves.

Moderator uses Livingstone thanksgiving service to call for a drive to end human trafficking

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, said today, Wednesday 13 November, that the greatest way to honour the legacy of David Livingstone is to continue the fight against human trafficking.

Moderator urges people to aid survivors of Philippines disaster

Typhoon Haiyan has claimed the lives of an estimated 10,000 people and pushed to the brink of survival thousands more who have lost everything, have no food or medical care and are drinking filthy water in an effort to stay alive.

Moderator to visit Shoebox Appeal centre

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is set to take part in the sorting centre of the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2013 on the 12 November.

Moderator Remembrance Day statement

Peace around the world is short lived, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has said in her statement regarding Remembrance Day.

Religious representatives in local authority education committees

John Finnie MSP has launched a consultation on his proposals to make local government more accountable and transparent to the electorate. The proposals range from abolishing the mandatory appointment of religious representatives on Local Authorities’ Education Committees to ensuring that all public meetings of the Council are webcast. The consultation will run for at least 12 weeks and asks members of the public and organisations for their views.

Encouraging churches in partnership

The Church has released an ecumenical report which charts the early progress of churches in their goal of working in partnership.

Church joins campaign to boost blood and organ donation

Be a blood and organ donor and help give the most precious gift of all – life.

Church welcomes Scottish Government backing for Religious Observance in schools

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the decision of the Scottish Government to show its support for Religious Observance in schools, also known as Time for Reflection.

Reverend Dr Angus Morrison has been nominated as Moderator Designate

The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.