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Maria’s story is an inspiring one

As she comes towards the end of her visit to Scotland, Maria Silo from Malawi has been impressing audiences as far apart as Carlisle and Macduff, Alloway and Inverbervie.

Moderator's statement on Grangemouth

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Hood, said today: “I am sure everyone in the Grangemouth area will be relieved that the petrochemical plant is to stay open.

Pray for peace in the Middle East

We are joining with Christians around the world to pray for peace in the Middle East on the 24th of each month.

Moderator calls on more parents to consider baptism of children

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, has made a rallying call to parents to talk to their ministers about baptism and its meaning as the Church joins with the Christian family around the world in welcoming Prince George who was baptised today into the Church.

Building work lays foundation for care home success

A care home run by the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council, CrossReach, for adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties in Stonehaven has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Specialist Adult Care Award category of the Scottish Care National Care Home Awards.

Violence against women

The Church is committed to addressing issues of violence against women. In our reports to the General Assembly in 2003, 2011 and 2012, the Church acknowledged the reality of violence against women as an issue not only for society but within the Church itself. 

November Life and Work

In the November issue, the Principal Clerk of the Church of Scotland, the Rev John Chalmers reflects on the meaning and poignancy of Remembrance.

Reflection time in schools shows what we can learn together

The Church has called for religious observance in schools to be renamed 'Time for Reflection.' The Church believes this would make a significant contribution to help make the debate about religious observance in schools more about what we can do and less an argument between opposing views.

The Woman of the Year

The Moderator attending The Woman of the Year lunch.

Grangemouth Minister forgives his mother’s killers

A Church of Scotland minister who lost his mother and other close relatives in a suicide attack on a church in Pakistan says he forgives the killers.

Ground breaking business started at Glasgow Church

Tony Roper, legendary writer of  much loved play ‘The Steamie’ visited a real life laundrette which is being launched thanks to the Provanmill Self-Reliant Group (SRG) set up through the Passage from India project.

Moderator's support for climate justice

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Lorna Hood has expressed her support for climate justice in the wake of the Scottish Government announcing an extra £3 million to increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Maria Silo's visit to Scotland

The Church of Scotland HIV Programme is very excited at the prospect of a visit to Scotland by Maria Silo, the lady whose smiling face beams out from our poster.

Livingstone book shortlisted for Scottish book of the year

A book about the wife of the legendary Scottish missionary, explorer and hero Doctor David Livingstone, is one of seven books shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year by the Saltire Society.

Former Moderator applauds expose of conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland has publically thanked the BBC’s Panorama programme for exposing the inhumane working conditions endured by garment workers in Bangladesh.

Leading figures met with Scottish External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf MSP

Leading figures in the Church of Scotland met with Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development to discuss key issues affecting vulnerable communities around the globe. 

Moderator joins The Boys Brigade on their 130th year celebration

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has today congratulated The Boys Brigade on their 130th anniversary.

Church launches partnership with Fresh Expressions

A partnership between the Church of Scotland and Fresh Expressions, which encourages and supports the development of fresh expressions of church, is officially launched.

The Moderator's visit to Romania

By the Right Rev Lorna Hood Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Church responds to census figures

The Church of Scotland has issued a response to statistics about religion from the 2011 Census which show more than half of the people of Scotland positively identify with the Christian faith.