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Kirk welcomes Salmond delay on sectarianism bill

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow time for more consideration of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill.

Sectarian bill lacks scrutiny and clarity warns Moderator

Moderator warns MSP responsible for tackling sectarianism of the dangers of rushing through a bill to deal with the problem

Kirk says Afghan War cannot be justified

The General Assembly will be asked today to call for an end to the war in Afghanistan and for the troops to be called home as soon as possible.

Kirk to tackle suicide rates amongst young men

The Church of Scotland has laid out guidelines for members into dealing with the effects of suicide among young men.

Kirk Incentive Scheme Proposed For Remote Rural Parishes

Newly qualified ministers may be given a lucrative bonus to serve in remote rural parishes as their first charge, under plans from a Church of Scotland council.

Kirk debates the ethics of the Worldwide Web at Assembly

The Church and Society Council have continued to be the voice of the Church of Scotland in a wide range of issues since last year's General Assembly. With a broad remit one of those topics the subject of a report to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland looked at today was the ethical and moral challenges of the internet.

Church report into the attitude towards the Travellers

A report to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the churches' attitude towards the Travelling community in Scotland was heard yesterday by commissioners.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

One of the most emotive reports to be heard by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be delivered by the World Mission Council today.

Prison Visitor Centres 'Single Best Investment For Reducing Crime"

THE former Chief Inspector for HM Prisons in Scotland has said prison visitor centres are 'the single best investment for reducing crime".

Church Votes For More Dialogue

THE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to continue dialogue on same-sex relationships and the ministry following the Special Commission report today.

MSPs reminded of the importance of the task before them by Church leader

The poorest and most vulnerable in society must be at the forefront of decisions made by MSPs at Holyrood.

Pledge for peace in Pakistan following Bin Laden death

Church offers prayers for Christians in Pakistan fearing reprisals.

Love never dies in a Place for Hope, the Moderator’s Easter Message

Easter is a Place for Hope, says Right Rev John Christie.

Calls for cultural change in tackling Scotland's poverty

Poverty Truth Commission launches report challenging government.

Call to Scottish Government

Poverty Truth Commission calls on the Scottish Government to include people from the nation’s most deprived areas in shaping anti-poverty policy.

Life and Work: Championing Parish Ministry

The Moderator-Designate to the Church of Scotland General Assembly 2011 outlines his priorities for the coming year.

Webmaster reveals how the Internet is a large surfeit of information at Science Talk

Former Director of the Society Religion and Technology Project will talk at the Edinburgh International Science Festival about the impact of the web.

Fife Churches to read King James Bible in a week

Largo and Newburn Parish Church and Largo St David’s will attempt to read all 66 Books in seven days.