Current Focus

Our new board game is called Around the World in 36 Steps. This game is a fun introduction to the work of the World Mission Council and our partners round the world.

If you missed it at Heart and Soul this year you can borrow the game from the Church office.

You can also download A3 versions of the board game or we can post them to you. Get in touch with us at world@churchofscotland.org.uk

Board game stories

To help you get the most out of this game we have put together some links with more details about the facts and stories mentioned.

Europe

The World Mission magazine from October/November features stories about the Czech Scottish Family camp, the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and the Church of Scotland youth camp.

Mediterranean Hope is a charity in Italy which welcomes and advocates for refugees. Our mission partner Fiona Kendall works with the charity. Read Fiona's blog Roman Lens to learn more about their work.

Middle East

The Middle East report explores the situation in Israel and Palestine - there will be a popular version of this coming soon. Our mission partner Kate McDonald has a blog called Imagination of Peace which is about her experience of serving as a Scottish Episcopal priest in Israel and Palestine.

Children enjoying the World Mission board game at Heart and Soul festival 2019

Scotland

Our Twinning progamme builds relationships between congregations or presbyteries from the Church of Scotland with congregations or presbyteries from the world Church.

The HIV Programme aims to break the silence on HIV and AIDS ; stand together with partner churches; offer practical support; speak up for the voiceless; and involve every member of the church.

Caribbean

The floods in Cuba were covered by the news channels and the Trinindad and Tobago Youtube channel is mentioned in the game.

Africa

The Guild's Journeying Together Project helps teenage mothers in Kanyama to build a life of promise for themselves and their children.

The elections and ongoing tension in Zimbabwe was covered in the news – find out more on the BBC webpages.

The Americas

Former moderator, Very Rev Susan Brown, and one of our Council members have recently visited South America. The April/May edition of World Mission magazine featured a prayer focus on the Americas.

Sometimes it is easier to get a real understanding of an issue through listening to someone speak, or learning in a group together. Why not invite one of our Outreach Officers to come and speak. Email World Mission Outreach or call us on 0131 225 5722 to arrange a speaker.