The Church of Scotland plays an important role in Scottish and international life. It is involved in a range of political, ethical and social issues and campaigns which affect peoples' lives, such as human rights, poverty, climate change, health and education.
Through its Church and Society Council, the Church responds to government consultations, engages with the media, meets with politicians and others, and participates in a number of campaigns. The World Mission Council raises awareness of issues overseas with its mission partners, particularly through its HIV Programme.
You can read more in this section about the Church's views and involvement. There is also a wide range of resources for use by local congregations and other groups about some of the issues and campaigns in which the Church is interested, and information about how you or your church can be involved and help to make a difference.