Category - church of scotland

  • 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."

  • May 24, 2016

    The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deacons can marry members of the same gender.

  • May 18, 2016

    The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a "damning indictment" on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

  • May 11, 2016

    The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and church staff have hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.

  • March 23, 2016

    The Church of Scotland and Islamic Finance Council UK have announced a partnership to create ethical financial services.

  • March 17, 2016

    CrossReach says it shares concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. The WHO's latest report found prescriptions had increased by 54 per cent between 2005 and 2012.