Faith leaders are urging the Scottish Government to provide free bus passes for asylum seekers. The Scottish Religious Leaders Forum say that extending schemes already in place for people aged 5-22 and 60 plus would
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A Church of Scotland elder will walk 15 miles from Cockenzie and Port Seton Parish Church to Craigsbank Parish Church to raise money for a children's cancer charity. On Saturday 10 June, Graeme Allan, 41,
Olive oil produced in a grove supported by the Church of Scotland in Israel has scooped two international awards. Two varieties - the Cortina (Extra Positive Olive Oil) and Piqual (Extra Social Olive Oil) both
Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be donning tartan and walking boots this weekend to take part in the popular Aberdeen Kiltwalk and to raise money
The Lord High Commissioner, Lord Hodge, praised the "new and imaginative ways" the Church is serving communities in his closing speech to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland". When out and about I
The Moderator of the General Assembly has issued a rallying call to Church of Scotland members and urged them to "remember who you are". Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton said they all belonged to the body
The military head of the Royal Navy has paid tribute to the role military chaplains play in making the UK's armed forces what they are today. The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key, was
The Church of Scotland has decided it would be "unwise" to take a corporate position on Scottish independence and on whether a new referendum should be held. The General Assembly reaffirmed a policy position to
The son of a minister who first attended the General Assembly 45 years ago has been appointed its new Procurator. Jonathan Brodie KC said he is "deeply grateful" to be given the opportunity to take
The Chief Rabbi has told the General Assembly that working together with the Church of Scotland there was a determination to "engage in a process of healing through dialogue" whilst acknowledging that "relationships are sometimes
The Church of Scotland is to reexamine its opposition to Assisted Dying. Commissioners at the General Assembly voted in favour of exploring more deeply the diverse views held by Kirk members on the controversial subject.
Church instructed to prepare a statement of acknowledgment and apology for connection to slave trade
The Church of Scotland has been instructed to prepare a statement of acknowledgment and apology for its involvement with and connection to historic chattel slavery. The General Assembly decided that the exercise should be done
A Church elder from Aberdeen is encouraging young people to join a new branch of the Guild. Matthew Philip said the Young Adult Guild was a place for those aged 18-30 who are passionate about
Scotland's care system is under strain, the Church of Scotland's General Assembly has been warned, with a call for the Scottish Government to act now and to honour its commitment to invest in the workforce.
The 2023 General Assembly will see the launch of a £25 million Seeds for Growth Fund aimed at supporting local church projects that reach out to people who do not belong to an existing church.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has paid tribute "from the heart" to the longest serving female minister, Rev Jean Montgomerie, stating "we stand on the shoulders of giants". On
The convener of the Faith Impact Forum has acknowledged that Presbytery Mission Planning has been "incredibly stressful" for ministers. Rev Rosie Frew said the process has been the "hardest of things" for the Kirk as
The Assembly Trustees are encouraging people to be bold, take risks and "imagine" an exciting future for the Church in Scotland. Convener, Rev David Cameron, said the landscape is changing and people must envision building
A serving Lord Lyon, King of Arms, has spoken to the General Assembly for the first time explaining how his ceremonial role in the proceedings represents the relationship between the church and state. The position
The King's commitment to the Church of Scotland has been reaffirmed by the Sovereign's personal representative to the annual General Assembly, Lord Hodge. Making his first appearance as Lord High Commissioner on behalf of King