• 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.

  • June 1, 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.

  • June 1, 2011

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

  • June 1, 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.

  • June 1, 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.

  • June 1, 2011

    A former Hollywood agent who swapped a multi-million dollar celebrity lifestyle for a humble pulpit is set to be inducted to his first parish this week.

  • May 31, 2011

    Leading representatives of the Church of Scotland have called for an end to the war in Afghanistan, and for UK troops to be called home soon.

  • May 27, 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.

  • May 26, 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.