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Church expresses dismay at blasphemy law reform in Pakistan

30 January, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has written to William Hague the Foreign Secretary and the High Commissioner of Pakistan, Wajid Shamsul Hassan about blasphemy ...

Eco-Congregation Scotland keeps on growing

22 January, 2014

The benefits of weaving environmental care into parish life were celebrated this week in Edinburgh as a church in the capital became the 300th member of the growing Eco-Congregation.

Imagining Scotland’s Future - Reflection on Events

21 January, 2014

I was initially intrigued by the idea of discussing Scotland’s future without discussing the referendum in 2014. But that has been the real strength of this series of events. We have not become bogged down ...

Memorial service for Mikaeel

20 January, 2014

Hundreds of people flocked to a vigil and memorial service organised by the Church for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular at the weekend.


Getting CoSY with ethical living

17 January, 2014

A guide helping people to live ethically has been put together by the church's younger members, Church of Scotland Youth (CoSY).

Remembering Lockerbie 25-years on

20 December, 2013

Twenty-five years ago on December 21, 1988, all 259 people on-board Pan Am Flight 103 were killed when the Boeing 747 exploded over Lockerbie. Eleven people on the ground were also killed, bringing the total ...

Where is the justice in food-bank Scotland?

19 December, 2013

The head of one of the most influential councils in the Church of Scotland said that what she wants for Christmas is justice for people reliant on food-banks.

Moderator’s Christmas Message

19 December, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has issued her 2013 Christmas message.