church of scotland

  • 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.

  • 27 May 2011

    Scotland's largest voluntary social care organisation has urged the government to maintain their investment in services despite the tough financial climate.

  • 26 May 2011

    The Kirk's General Assembly has received guidelines produced for members on dealing with the effects of suicide among young men.

  • 25 May 2011

    Investing in peace was a major emphasis in a 'deliverance' put forward by the Church of Scotland World Mission Council to the Kirk's General Assembly.

  • 25 May 2011

    A Church of Scotland call for a UK ban of goods from unlawful Israeli settlements has had to be withdrawn because of a legal threat in Israel.

  • 25 May 2011

    Food and worship together form an ideal way of breaking the silence on HIV, the Church of Scotland's General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh has been told.

  • 25 May 2011

    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has welcomed the Church of Scotland's "move towards the acceptance of ministers in same sex relationships".

  • 25 May 2011

    This week, the Church of Scotland has been discussing a specially commissioned report on Same Sex Relationships and the Ministry at its General Assembly in Edinburgh. Alison Jasper from the University of Stirling unpacks the issues, as part of the Critical Religion series.

  • 25 May 2011

    There has been some uncertainty as to what the Church of Scotland General Assembly actually voted for, and against, on the issue of coupled same-sex ministers and related issues. on Monday 23 May 2011.

  • 25 May 2011

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly, meeting in Edinburgh, has moved towards the acceptance of ministers living in a same-sex relationships.