Following yesterday’s helicopter tragedy in the North Sea, the UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy has arranged for an Oil Chapel to be open for those wishing to leave floral tributes and to spend time in prayer and reflection.
The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to do more to help families with children on low incomes. He was speaking ahead of the launch of a report on children’s wellbeing in Scotland.
A Church of Scotland official has welcomed the British government's response to its concerns about the Dungavel asylum detention centre, but churches remain deeply disturbed by the official treatment of those seeking refuge in the UK.
Congregations of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, the country's two largest traditions, are being encouraged to make 8 June a Sunday pledged to peace in Israel and Palestine.
After delegates to the Church of Scotland's general assembly gathered on 15 May they were urged to support a call for Britain and the US to preserve Middle East peace and take no further action that could lead to an invasion of Iran.
The Church of Scotland is planning substantial financial investment in new forms of church life. At its upcoming General Assembly, the Kirk's Ministries Council will outline plans to devote £1.5 million over five years to 'emerging ministries'.
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is set to express its outright opposition to the death penalty for the first time. It has never previously resolved to oppose capital punishment ‘unequivocally’.
Scotland can recover its spirit as a nation of “holy discontent” says the minister who is organising a major cultural event which will challenge some 10,000 Christians to transform the image of the church across the country.
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will receive a briefing later this week on the future of the Church of Scotland's social care programme. The MSPs will be given the chance to hear about the future plans of CrossReach, which is one of Scotland's largest social care agencies.