• August 23, 2013

    The Church of Scotland and an alliance of churches and agencies have united to help end the many injustices faced by Bangladeshi garment workers.

  • August 6, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in subjects exploring religion.

  • August 4, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has expressed its disappointment at last week's court ruling in favour of the UK government’s so called bedroom tax.

  • June 13, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has defended people living in poverty, and those who need benefits to live, against the lies regularly told about them.

  • May 31, 2013

    Two rural congreagtions say they will vote to leave the Church of Scotland over possible further ordinations of lesbian and gay ministers. In truth, the landscape is changing, says Simon Barrow. Larger numbers may well stay or join the Kirk if it ends its rejection of same-sex relationships, than will leave for the same reason. The refuseniks are looking back, not forward.

  • May 25, 2013

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

  • May 25, 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.

  • May 24, 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.

  • May 24, 2013

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

  • May 24, 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’.