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The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has backed the Scottish Government’s plans to replace short prison sentences with community payback orders.
As the latest manifestation of its ongoing financial crisis, and a further retrenchment in its social care, the Church of Scotland has announced the closure of an Argyll residential rehabilitation unit.
In what may be a first in Britain, a Church of Scotland congregation in Bo’ness has screened its Sunday services live onto iPhones and iPads, so that people can join in wherever they are.
The new Church of Scotland Moderator is hoping for a resolution to an injustice some 16 years after the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre.
A group of young people from some of the poorest communities in Scotland fly out to the World Cup of Friendship in South Africa today, backed by church workers.
The Church of Scotland has announced the members of its new Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity, which will take two years exploring basic ethical and moral questions.
The leading figure in the Church of Scotland has marked the 450th anniversary of the Reformation by urging the Kirk to continue reforming and to face the new secular challenge.
With scientists making headlines about recent advances in synthetic biology, the Church of Scotland became the first major Christian body to make considered comment on the research.
The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly meets this week under huge financial pressure – but determined to make changes to secure a renewed future for the Kirk.
Historian Tom Devine and former Herald editor Harry Reid say that much more should be done to mark and acknowledge the 450th anniversary of the Reformation of 1560.