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Church of Scotland encourages survivors to speak to Child Abuse Inquiry

11 February, 2017

The Church of Scotland --through CrossReach—will be taking part in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, set up by the Scottish Government to raise public awareness of the scale and impact of abuse affecting children in residential care between 1930 and 2014.

Souad from Syria

Church leaders urge UK government: Keep taking child refugees

10 February, 2017

Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland and Honor Hania, chair, Commission for Justice and Peace, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland released the following statement urging the UK government to continue accepting child refugees

World Mission with Mozambique visitors

Mozambique visitors enjoy a warm welcome from Kirk

10 February, 2017

Two church leaders from Mozambique spoke to the World Mission Council this week as part of their six-week visit to Scotland to learn about the Kirk’s approach to worship, church governance and pastoral care.

Doug Gay with George Whyte and Calum MacLeod

Theologian outlines radical proposals for money and ministry

9 February, 2017

Theologian Rev Dr Doug Gay outlined a series of proposals to reshape minister recruitment, eldership and ordained ministry in his second of three Chalmers Lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral last night.

Ross Greer

MSPs praise fantastic community engagement project

9 February, 2017

An ecumenical project aimed at improving engagement between churches and members of the Scottish Parliament has been described as “hugely important”.

Rev Dr Martin Johnstone

Job Centre Plus closure plans branded a disgrace

8 February, 2017

Controversial proposals to shut down half of all job centres in Glasgow have been branded a “disgrace”.

Azhar Din, Secretary to the Islamic Educational Trust at Cumbernauld, introduced Very Rev Dr Finlay MacDonald to the mosque community

Former Moderator visits mosque to show support after attack

8 February, 2017

A former Moderator has visited a Cumbernauld mosque to show support after the mosque was sprayed with racist graffiti.

Pamela Scott

New Deacon for Fife congregation

7 February, 2017

A former complementary therapist will soon be playing a major leadership role at a church where she once attended as a child.

Blackford Parish Church

Historic village church targeted by vandals

6 February, 2017

A police investigation is underway after an historic village church in Perthshire was broken into and extensively vandalised.