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Palestinian diplomat tells Church of Scotland “I’m an Ambassador for Peace”

The Church of Scotland in Lisbon held a special Advent service on 9th December, during which the congregation was encouraged to think more deeply about the land of Christ’s birth and the reality today for the minority Christian community. Palestine’s Ambassador to Portugal, Mufeed Shami, spoke at the service and the international congregation included diplomats and politicians.

Statement on St George's Tron

Much of the press coverage of the situation at St George's Tron continues to give a very one sided view which misrepresents the situation. It is about time the Church of Scotland again set the record straight.

Go For It is Open for Business

Only recently established, the Church of Scotland Go For It Fund has already awarded grants totalling over £0.3 million to local projects. It held its first Main Grant Committee Meeting in November and agreed to fund 12 organisations meeting the widest range of needs. Go For It is now firmly up and running and it is holding its first conference, “Open For Business”, today.

Church calls on Chancellor to tackle poverty

Amidst reports that cutting the deficit is taking longer than planned, Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has called on the Chancellor to prioritise the economically vulnerable when he makes his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Historic celebratory service brings churches together

The Church of Scotland and Charismatic Episcopal Church in Lisbon have strengthened the bonds between them in an historic celebrating of the Lima Liturgy together.

The Moderator’s St. Andrew’s Day Message

St. Andrew and St. Andrew’s Day has a special place in my heart. After all the church where I am minister in Bo’ness is named after him.

Church calls Lords to vote for capping the cost of credit

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has called on the Lords to vote in favour of capping the costs of consumer credit.

Money matters at Christmas

What Price Christmas? is a series of workshops designed for women which aims to help build strategies to avoid debt and money worries in the festive season.

MSPs asked to wear a badge to show solidarity with people affected by HIV

This week sees two significant dates falling side-by-side. On Friday, we will celebrate St. Andrew's Day here in Scotland and overseas. On Saturday, we will pause to reflect on World AIDS Day.

A Gaza Doctor's Story

Dr. Suhaila Tarazi, Director of the Al Ahli Anglican Church hospital in Gaza City, and a friend of many in the Church of Scotland, narrowly escaped death when an Israeli missile hit her home last night. Shocked, but not injured, Dr. Tarazi is back in the Al Ahli hospital ensuring there is care available for all who need it in the midst of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

December issue of Life and Work

The December edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, is on sale now.

A new leader for China but Love never ends for the Chinese Church

China has undergone its once in a decade leadership change with Xi Jinping having been confirmed as the man who will now lead the country for the next 10-years. It is widely speculated he will take up the presidency in 2013.

Remembrance Day message

Remembrance Day message by the Right Reverend Albert Bogle, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland.

Do you have what it takes to be the next Council Secretary of Mission and Discipleship?

Have you got what it takes to lead the Church of Scotland’s Mission and Discipleship team?

Ethics and policy making in a changing Scotland

The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, delivered one of two keynote addresses at a conference being hosted by the Church of Scotland today in the City Chambers, Edinburgh.

Come all you faithful on a journey with the Palestinian people

Come all you Faithful is the title of a new book published by the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council inviting people to journey with the Christian community in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel this advent season.

Moderator challenges Prime Minister to eradicate slavery

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev. Albert Bogle, has written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, challenging him to address the tyranny of modern day slavery.

Is there stigma attached to mental health issues?

The Church of Scotland has partnered with Premier Mind and Soul for a one-day conference to find out more.

Queen’s Chaplain to be next Moderator

Reverend Lorna Hood, a Queen’s Chaplain originally from Kilmarnock has been nominated to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

A gathering for Syria

The Church of Scotland is hosting a ‘Gathering for Syria’, a national event for Scotland to express solidarity with the people of Syria and to share hope for peace and reconciliation. It will be held on Tuesday 30 October in St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh from 6-7pm.