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Banking on an Indian summer

A Scots charity helping women overcome poverty in some of the poorest communities and neighbourhoods is hoping for an 'Indian summer' after being short listed for a grant from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Church renews call for no evictions due to ‘bedroom tax’

The Church of Scotland has renewed its call for no-one to be evicted from their home as a result of councils reporting record rent arrears due to so-called ‘bedroom tax’.

Commemoration of the Piper Alpha disaster

Rev Gordon Craig, a Church of Scotland minister who is Chaplain to the Oil and Gas industry is taking centre stage this weekend at the 25th anniversary commemorations of the Piper Alpha disaster.

Former Moderator appointed as Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran

Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Very Rev Dr David Lacy, has been appointed by the Queen as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran.

Moderator presents Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood was one of 12 presenters at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Church presence at the Royal Salute

The Moderator, Right Reverend Lorna Hood attended the Royal Salute at Edinburgh Castle marking the arrival of HM The Queen in Edinburgh.

Church seeks respect for religious freedom as same sex marriage bill is published

The Church of Scotland has called for freedom of religious belief and practice to be respected after the Scottish Government today, Thursday 27 June, published its long awaited bill which will legalise same sex marriages.

A big IF

The Church of Scotland is part of the IF Campaign.

Life and Work July issue out now

The July issue of Life and Work contains an interesting, unusual and exciting mix of articles including a profile of a mentor to John Knox and a new kind of ‘apprentice.’

The Moderator's personal reflection on the Royal Highland Show

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Lorna Hood has backed the work of the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Moderator calls for shoppers to support local farmers

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Lorna Hood has asked people to consider being smarter shoppers to reduce food waste and support local agriculture.

Deacons are beacons of hope

The Right Reverend Lorna Hood, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, marked 125 years of deacons being beacons of hope to some of Scotland’s poorest and most deprived communities.

World music hero backs Refugee Week

World music hero Rise Kagona of the Bhundu Boys is celebrating Refugee Week at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and says we are all refugees.

Brilliance in brokenness

Can you see the brilliance in brokenness? Too often we only hear stories of brokenness and forget to listen for the stories of hope, sacrifice, faith and love.

Church adds voice to G8 hunger plea

This week G8 leaders are meeting in Northern Ireland. The Church of Scotland is part of the IF Campaign and we ask you to pray that the decisions are made to make this year the beginning of the end of hunger. 

Church welcomes Glasgow credit unions initiative

The Church of Scotland has warmly welcomed a Glasgow City Council initiative to promote credit unions and to make sure people avoid using legal but hugely expensive pay day loan companies.

Church attacks lies spread about poverty

The Church has defended people caught in the poverty trap and who rely on benefits to live against the lies that are told about them.

Church statement on different views

At its General Assembly in May, the Church of Scotland voted to uphold its historic doctrine on same sex relationships but to also consider a policy of permitting individual congregations to choose ministers in same sex relationships. Following the decision a number of individuals have indicated they might wish to leave the Church of Scotland.

Eating and drinking unworthily

The Church supports the IF Campaign, Right Reverend Lorna Hood wrote this piece to help us remember the children while we eat and drink unworthily.

Moderator visits Iona marking St. Columba's Day

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said she was ‘deeply humbled and moved’ as she attended a celebratory service at the cradle of Christianity in Scotland.