Category - church of scotland

  • 1 Jun 2011

    A former Hollywood agent who swapped a multi-million dollar celebrity lifestyle for a humble pulpit is set to be inducted to his first parish this week.

  • 31 May 2011

    Leading representatives of the Church of Scotland have called for an end to the war in Afghanistan, and for UK troops to be called home soon.

  • 27 May 2011

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly agreed, under threat, to withdraw a resolution calling for a UK ban on goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Paraic Reamonn says that the ethnically-defined nature of the current Israeli state, its treatment of Palestinians and what its policies are doing to the identity of Jewish people should be a matter of priority concern to Christians and others of goodwill.

  • 27 May 2011

    The first female rabbi to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has profiled the high standards expected of faith-backed social care providers.

  • 26 May 2011

    In England, the debate on stipends, remuneration and expenses for Anglican clergy serving the Established church continues - with a BBC radio investigation in the pipeline.The issues include pay justice, terms and conditions of work, investment decisions and use of financial resources.

    Meanwhile, in Scotland, the Presbyterian national church is looking towards giving newly qualified ministers a "lucrative bonus" to serve in remote rural parishes as their first charge, under plans from a Kirk council.

  • 26 May 2011

    Scotland's largest voluntary social care organisation has urged the government to maintain their investment in services despite the tough financial climate.

  • 26 May 2011

    The Kirk's General Assembly has received guidelines produced for members on dealing with the effects of suicide among young men.

  • 25 May 2011

    Investing in peace was a major emphasis in a 'deliverance' put forward by the Church of Scotland World Mission Council to the Kirk's General Assembly.

  • 25 May 2011

    A Church of Scotland call for a UK ban of goods from unlawful Israeli settlements has had to be withdrawn because of a legal threat in Israel.

  • 25 May 2011

    Food and worship together form an ideal way of breaking the silence on HIV, the Church of Scotland's General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh has been told.