• September 16, 2012

    Our minds tend towards the creation of categories. The capacity to classify and order is the engine of learning and enquiry. When permitted to go unexamined, it may also be the source of prejudice and injustice.

  • August 26, 2012

    The final Festival of Spirituality conversation and Civic Cafe, The Power of Youth and Football to heal a Divided City, proved extremely rewarding, writes Katie MacFadyen. The issue of dealing with sectarianism and bigotry is something that should involve all of us.

  • August 25, 2012

    An important conversation takes place today (Saturday 25 August) on 'The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City', during Festival season in Edinburgh.

  • August 6, 2012

    FansFirst Scotland says that the inherited financial structure of Scottish football is based upon crippling over-dependence on one or two rich clubs.

  • July 19, 2012

    Even those who have little interest in football have probably found themselves occasionally touched by morbid fascination about the dramatic fall from grace (or at least glory and power) of Rangers Football Club -- an iconic part of Glasgow's and Scotland's social history -- and the huge public reaction it has created.

  • June 10, 2012

    The nationalisms represented in the Eurovision Song Contest the European Football Championships and the Queen's Jubilee are of different shapes and levels of intensity, observes Graeme Smith, editor of the international journal Political Theology. What Christianity at its best offers is a vision of how we hold local commitments in a wider, plural context: because of Pentecost, in fact.

  • December 14, 2011

    A senior Church of Scotland minister has called for a co-ordinated strategy by the Scottish Government and others to tackle sectarianism in Scotland.

  • November 9, 2011

    The English FA has been accused of "shamelessly exploiting" the Poppy appeal in its ongoing battle against international football body FIFA.

  • June 24, 2011

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed more time for more considering the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill.

  • June 18, 2011

    The Kirk Moderator has warned the Scottish Parliament about the dangers of pushing through an over-hasty bill to deal with the problem of sectarianism.