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Moderator heads to the Highlands

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Centre is one of the places the Moderator will see on a visit to Abernethy showing the importance that the Church of Scotland attaches to all areas of life.

Not everyone is party to electioneer manifestos

Call to all political parties to make their manifestos available to everyone.

Church leader questions seriousness of Coalition in tackling child poverty

Senior Church minister calls on Coalition to be serious about challenging child poverty.

It makes sense to complete the census say Church Leaders

The Moderator joins senior Church leaders in saying completing the census will enable churches to better help future congregations.

Launch of the Churches Vote Initiative

Media Calling Notice: Launch of the Churches Vote initiative, Tuesday 22 March

Life and Work: An Easter Gift

The April edition of Life and Work, the Church of Scotland magazine is now out, and looks at the meaning of the Resurrection

Excellence Award for Threshold Edinburgh

One of CrossReach’s services for people with learning disabilities is being presented with the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award.

CrossReach welcomes new Government fund

New money to help improve the lives of Scotland's most vulnerable children is welcomed.

Report into Child Sex Trafficking a “wake-up” call to everyone in Scotland

Church convener says it is up to everyone to speak up on behalf of those whose voicees have been silenced.

Church project sponsors play with a certain gravity

The Church's Society, Religion and Technology Project sponsors play about Sir Isaac Newton.

Church condemns murder of Shahbaz Bhatti

Church of Scotland condemns murder of Shahbaz Bhatti and calls for Pakistan Government to increase protection of Christians

Church responds on Aberdeen City Council claims

THE Church of Scotland has today hit back at the leader of Aberdeen City Council after a stinging attack on the church claiming it deserved an ASBO for being a “bad neighbour” to the local authority.

ABBA counselling project hopes to hit the right note

CrossReach is to launch an innovative new counselling scheme in the Lothian.

First Minister and Churches focus on common concerns

Discussion includes justice, the economy and volunteering.

Church leader vows it will continue standing with Chinook victims’ families until pilots cleared

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland renews support for families as new investigation into the 1994 tragedy is launched.

Christchurch earthquake

The Moderator writes an open letter to the victims of the New Zealand earthquake.

Call for all governments to stop discrimination and violation of human rights

A delegation led by Amnesty International and including the Church of Scotland is to lobby consulates and campaign for the rights of Gypsy Travellers and Roma.

Life and Work: From 121 to Kabul

The March issue of Life and Work meets the Church's former Depute Clerk, Reverend Dr Marjory Maclean, who has just returned from Kabul as a Reservist Naval chaplain.

Church lays out its cards on gambling issues

Government urged to take urgent action following the publication of the Gambling Commission 2010 Prevalence Study.

Guild announces new national convener

Alison Angus will take up new post in May.