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25 May 2013

The Kirk Church and Society Council convenor has renewed her opposition to the 'immoral' Trident nuclear weapons system, currently based in Scotland.

25 May 2013

The Church of Scotland has agreed to maintain a status quo precluding further ordinations of gay and lesbian clergy, while permitting local congregations to do exactly the opposite – if a suitably crafted church law can be agreed next year. That’s a big ‘if’, says Simon Barrow. As a statement of theological principle, this settlement risks looking a mess. In worldly terms it is classic coalition government. But it raises the key question as to whether the coalition can hold.

24 May 2013

The Iona Community is continuing its work in tackling poverty as it enters its 75th anniversary and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s landing on the island.

24 May 2013

The Church of Scotland has agreed to investigate the increasing costs of holding funerals, following an intervention at its annual gathering.

24 May 2013

Palestinian Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan says that the process of reform continues to be at the heart of every Arab and Middle Eastern Christian.

24 May 2013

Following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK issued a statement today (24 May).

24 May 2013

The Church of Scotland says people should not be evicted from their homes because of the new changes to housing dubbed the ‘bedroom tax’.

24 May 2013

The convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland has emphasised the urgent need to tackle climate change.

24 May 2013

At a meeting of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, on 23 May 2013, a report from the Church and Society Council on theology of land in the context of Israel/Palestine was discussed. Called The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the ‘promised land’, it has the potential to raise considerable awareness of these issues in congregations and groups, says regional analyst Dr Michael Marten. He examines the background, context, issues and controversies surrounding the report, adopted by the Kirk on 23 May 2013.

23 May 2013

The 2013 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted for what is effectively “establishment by the back door” in any new constitutional arrangements for an independent Scotland, says lawyer and commentator Carla J Roth. She questions whether this is helpful or appropriate either for the church or for the nation.