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Church adds voice to G8 hunger plea

14 June, 2013

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 ...

Church welcomes Glasgow credit unions initiative

13 June, 2013

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 statement on different views

12 June, 2013

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 ...

Eating and drinking unworthily

12 June, 2013

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

10 June, 2013

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.

Moderator makes her mark on history

5 June, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Lorna Hood had a role in history when she attended the special commemorative service at London’s Westminster Abbey to mark the ...

A new approach to human rights

23 May, 2013

The Church and Society Council called for a refreshed approach to human rights in a report from presented to the General Assembly.

Moderator’s prayers for Woolwich victim

23 May, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has led the gathering in prayers for the victim of the alleged Woolwich terrorist attack.

Youth Moderator makes plea against domestic violence

22 May, 2013

Speaking to the General Assembly this afternoon, the Moderator of the National Youth Assembly, Euan Patterson, urged all male delegates to support the White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence.