Politics and government

The faith of the Church gives it a passionate commitment to the wellbeing of the nation. Putting that into practice takes many forms, both locally and nationally, and our faith does not only relate to a 'religious agenda' but to practical caring.

Our experience, vision and values are what we want to contribute to the decision-making process that is shaping communities in Scotland. The Church and Society Council works closely with ecumenical partners and the UK and Scottish parliaments on a range of key issues.


The Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office (SCPO)

The Scottish Churches Parliamentary office can help you to have your say, providing advice and support to individuals, groups and churches.

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European Union Referendum

Since its report in 1996 "The European Union – Crisis or opportunity" the Church of Scotland has repeatedly affirmed the work of the European Union in promoting peace, security and reconciliation amongst European nations.