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Church welcomes OFT’s final report on payday lenders

6 March, 2013

The Church of Scotland has today welcomed the findings of the Office of Fair Trading’s compliance review into payday lenders and the consequent proposal to refer the sector to the Competition Commission. ...

Lies about poverty: shattering the myths

1 March, 2013

13 million people – including 3.6 million children – live in poverty in the UK today. A major new report shows how evidence and statistics have been misused, misrepresented and manipulated to create myths that ...

HIV: A hard battle worth the fight

20 February, 2013

Rev Dr Robin Hill, Convener of the Church of Scotland HIV Programme and minister of Gladsmuir linked with Longniddry in East Lothian, reflects on a decade of work.

Moderators pay tribute to Pontiff

11 February, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Albert Bogle, and his two immediate predecessors paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI following news of the Pontiff’s resignation today. ...

A Chinese New Year: Love never ends

8 February, 2013

It is coming up to the end of the World Mission’s “Year of China” and it has been quite a year since we began our year at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ...

Speaking out against religious persecution

7 February, 2013

Religious persecution in countries across the world has been condemned by Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Humza Yousaf, at a meeting of the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council held yesterday in ...

Scottish Parliament approves Budget

6 February, 2013

Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has called on MSPs to reconsider the funding cuts to Scotland colleges, as today MSPs voted on John Swinney’s plans for the ...

‘Enough Food For Everyone IF' Campaign Launched

28 January, 2013

Scotland’s biggest ever campaign on global hunger was launched last week by a coalition of leading Scottish international development charities and faith groups, with support from high profile Scots.

Church of Scotland speaks out on Land Reform

22 January, 2013

Wednesday, 23 January marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Church of Scotland has recently submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s Land Reform Review Consultation, suggesting ...

Milestone anniversary for residential dementia home

21 January, 2013

Scotland’s first specialised dementia home celebrated its 30th anniversary on Friday. Williamwood House in Glasgow run by CrossReach, the social care provider of the Church of Scotland, was the first residential home of its kind ...

Scottish Government Minister honours Eco-Congregation

18 January, 2013

Carlops Church has won a third award for its environmental work. Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Environment and Climate Change, presented a prestigious Eco-Congregation award to Carlops Church on Thursday 17 January. ...

Fossil fuels won’t help achieve renewable targets

13 December, 2012

Today’s decision to allow fracking in Lancashire has been criticised by Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council. The Church of Scotland is concerned that any expansion of the ...