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Learn - Community of faith conference 2015

Time is running out to sign up for children’s conference training

11 February, 2015

There is still time to sign up for the Community of Faith Conference at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan starting on February 27.The closing date for a weekend of connecting, resourcing and inspiring children's and youth ministry is February 15.


New era begins at Stornoway High Church

10 February, 2015

The new minister at Stornoway High has said he aims to help put the church back at the heart of its community.

Sandy McDonald and David Tennant

Former Moderator's joy at TV accolade for son

9 February, 2015

The father of David Tennant and former Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his joy at seeing the star honoured for a career in acting recently.

Moderator: don't turn a blind eye to Big Issue vendors

7 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly says his experience as a Big Issue vendor has made him realise how many people choose to ignore these people in need. Read his full reflection.

Stornoway High prepares for induction of new minister

6 February, 2015

Tonight (Friday February 6) Stornoway High Church will have a new minister.


Faiths ask First Minister to consider ‘Nordic Model’ of prostitution law

6 February, 2015

Representatives of the Church of Scotland have backed a letter to the First Minister urging her to follow Nordic nations and criminalise the purchase of sex to reduce demand which drives human trafficking.

£45 000 available for community projects

5 February, 2015

£45,000 is available for community projects. Details here.

Moderator experiences life as a Big Issue vendor

5 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly sold copies of  The Big Issue on the streets of Edinburgh today to help raise awareness of the issues around homelessness and boost sales of this important publication.


Moderator recounts Africa visit experience

3 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly recounts his experience of visiting Nigeria and South Sudan and offers his views on how the two countries can develop.

Church support for flood relief in Malawi

Read eyewitness accounts from figures connected to the Church of Scotland on the most devastating floods ever seen in Malawi.