Category - church of scotland

  • December 2, 2016

    This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

  • November 23, 2016

    Ahead of the Autumn Statement today, Church leaders are calling for the chancellor to not allow higher than expected inflation to further erode the value of benefits.

  • November 4, 2016

    Government statistics on the Benefit Cap released on 3 November 2016 have revealed that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.

  • November 1, 2016

    A Church of Scotland-run project that supports people with mental health issues in East Ayrshire has been commended in the Scottish Parliament.

  • October 24, 2016

    A world leading interfaith initiative aimed at creating a practical ethical financial solution will move a step closer today (24 October 2016) at a private round table to be held in the House of Lords.

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • October 7, 2016

    The Church of Scotland has called for Council Tax bands to be re-evaluated to make it a fairer system that reflects current house prices.

  • September 15, 2016

    The Scottish Government is under fresh pressure to tackle the scourge of funeral poverty. The Rev Bryan Kerr has urged ministers to use new social security powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament to design a system that ensures the poorest families have “swift” access to sufficient funds.

  • August 3, 2016

    The Jewish community in Scotland and the Church of Scotland have agreed to establish a concentrated dialogue between members of the two communities.

  • July 14, 2016

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Quakers in Britain have said that the proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system are "unwarranted" and "unethical."