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Speak Out

Doing Politics Differently

6 February, 2017

A new film is being launched today to highlight a strong desire among churches and communities to "do politics differently".

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Global audience for first of candid lectures on Church

2 February, 2017

Rev Dr Doug Gay’s first in a series of lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral on the state of Scotland’s national church was watched by a global online audience.

Richard Frazer

MSPs urged to increase child benefit to tackle poverty

2 February, 2017

The Scottish Government is being urged to use new powers to chart a different course from the rest of the UK and help lift 30,000 children out of poverty.

Lorraine Buchanan and Andrew MacPherson

NYA Moderator visits Go For It projects in Glasgow

2 February, 2017

Youth Moderator Andrew MacPherson spent a day visiting Go For It projects across Glasgow, taking in an innovative arts programme, a youth empowerment scheme, and a group supporting people with mental health and addiction problems.

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Grassroots voices heard on future of Church

1 February, 2017

The Kirk must widen its reach, deepen its commitment and become more flexible in its approach if it is to meet the needs of 21st Century Scotland, a major listening exercise has confirmed.

Catriona Logan

Parish Nurse to provide healthcare and spiritual support

31 January, 2017

A Parish Nurse has been recruited to provide holistic healthcare and spiritual support to people in Dumfries.

Doug Gay

Home truths expected at Church future lecture

31 January, 2017

One of Scotland’s most renowned theologians will offer his hard hitting analysis on the Kirk’s future in a series of lectures beginning tomorrow night.

Russell Barr

Moderator "horrified" by USA travel ban

30 January, 2017

Statement from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration.

David Pitkeathly

New dawn for congregation

30 January, 2017

A new dawn has broken for a small Church of Scotland congregation in northern England.