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Churches across Britain are marking a national week of action by speaking out against the social exclusion of people who are poor or homeless.
Scottish church leaders have teamed up with a housing charity to assess the progress made by the Scottish Government to eradicate homelessness.
New measures are to be introduced to assess the support needs of people who apply to their local council as homeless.
Scottish Churches Housing Action's response to the Scottish Government's housing consultation has cast doubt on its 2012 homelessness target.
The Housing Minister Minister has urged Scottish churches to identify church owned property where affordable housing could built to help meet chronic shortages.