Category - general assembly

  • 21 May 2012

    Along with Ekklesia associate Carla J. Roth (who has a special interest in legally-related church and society issues), I am attending the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meeting in Edinburgh this week, both as a media representative and also in a networking capacity.

  • 21 May 2012

    While the world ogles Edinburgh's pandas, the Church of Scotland is seeking to highlight vital ongoing work with Chinese churches and communities.

  • 28 Sep 2011

    A Kirk leader has repeated the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly call for the government to bring the troops home from Afghanistan.

  • 2 Jun 2011

    Where does the Church of Scotland – not the established church, but still a self-proclaimed ‘national’ one – now sit within a changing Scottish national settlement, following the formalities of its 2011 General Assembly? Simon Barrow looks at some of the issues.

  • 2 Jun 2011

    The Church of Scotland has been urged to campaign against cuts being imposed by Scottish local authorities to learning disability services.

  • 1 Jun 2011

    Violence in the home is a “violation of God’s wish for humanity”, the Church of Scotland has been reminded in a hard-hitting report.

  • 1 Jun 2011

    Dr Alison Elliot, who was the first woman to be a moderator of the Church of Scotland, has given a ringing endorsement to the Poverty Truth Commission.

  • 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.

  • 27 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.