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SCPO

MSPs hail invaluable church engagement project

16 November, 2016

Cross-party members of the Scottish Parliament have welcomed an “invaluable” initiative which helps them better engage with churches across the country.

Freddi Wilson of Links Community and Rev Drausio Goncalves

Amid rising need a new foodbank opens in Craigmillar Edinburgh

16 November, 2016

As The Trussell Trust announces figures showing foodbank use across Scotland has risen by 6 percent, a new foodbank has opened in Bristo Memorial Church in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Georgie McArthur

Kirk minister’s charity expands to Glasgow to help young people struggling with grief

15 November, 2016

In schools across Scotland, every class is likely to have one child who is coping with a bereavement. Founded by a Kirk minister, Edinburgh-based charity Richmond’s Hope has already helped more than 3,000 young people come to terms with their grief. Now during Children’s Grief Awareness week the charity is launching a new service in Glasgow.

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15 November, 2016

A new online Advent calendar will bring the true spirit of Christmas to life with 25 specially created videos made by members of the Church of Scotland ministries team.

Rev Michael Lindwall with Dr Barr

Moderator reflects on US election after visit to partner churches

14 November, 2016

How to explain the seemingly inexplicable: having just returned from almost three weeks in the USA and Canada, people have been quizzing me on the election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th President.

Archbishop Cushley invests Dame Sheilagh Kesting with the Order of St Gregory the Great

Former Moderator "knighted" by Roman Catholic Church

12 November, 2016

A former Moderator of the General Assembly has been awarded one of the highest honours in the Roman Catholic Church for her work to build good relationships among churches in Scotland.

Glasgow Presbytery in Pakistan

Visa problems disrupt Glasgow Presbytery’s twinning link

11 November, 2016

Church guarantees have failed to persuade the UK Borders Agency to grant visas to two Pakistani Christians who had hoped to visit Glasgow this year. Glasgow Presbytery is in the process of creating a twinning link with the Diocese of Hyderabad, but has found its efforts repeatedly frustrated by officialdom.

Russell Barr

Moderator urges people to keep the faith in wake of US election result

9 November, 2016

Moderator urges people to keep faith in God following US Presidential election result.

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Moderator joins 225 international faith leaders in signing climate change statement

9 November, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has joined more than 250 international faith leaders to urge governments around the world to act urgently to fulfil the promises made in the Paris Agreement on climate change.