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Christian politicians ‘hide’ faith, says Free Church Moderator

August 23, 2015

Christian politicians are afraid to speak out about their faith according to the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland.

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Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal

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August 18, 2015

Church of Scotland emblemThis year the Stamp Appeal will support the work of the Church of Scotland HIV Programme which supports partners both in Scotland and overseas to support those infected and affected by HIV.

HIV and AIDS does not often make the headlines these days. Many people think that the problems caused by the global epidemic are things of the past. Unfortunately, it is still an issue, particularly for our partner churches in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

There is still no vaccine against HIV, and while retroviral treatment is available for those lucky enough to access it, there is still no cure. Each year over 1.5 million people die of HIV- and AIDS- related illnesses, and over 2 million new infections are recorded. There are still a huge number of children who have lost one or both parents to HIV, and who are reliant on the extended family or community to care for them.

For over 12 years, thanks to the generosity of church members and their fund-raising, the Church of Scotland HIV Programme has been able to offer support to partner churches overseas as they engage with the reality of HIV and AIDS in their communities; nearer to home, we also support local organisations in Scotland who are reaching out to families infected and affected by HIV.

• Find out how to help at the Church of Scotland website.

Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal

Church of Scotland emblem
August 18, 2015

This year the Stamp Appeal will support the work of the Church of Scotland HIV Programme which supports partners both …

Glasgow church leaders back politicians’ joint statement on anti-Semitism

Nicola Sturgeon
August 12, 2015

Following a meeting with a representative of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, several church leaders of Glasgow have welcomed a …

Government scraps Faith Minister title

Stephen Timms MP
August 11, 2015

The title of Faith Minister has been scrapped by the Government and subsumed into a junior ministerial role at the …

Conforti: are you interested in working with prisoners and ex-offenders?

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August 10, 2015

Are you a member of a parish in or near Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Perth, Falkirk or Stirling, with …

Wilderness: auditions for a new AGAP play

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August 3, 2015

The next theatre production by the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project, AGAP, will take place in late October/early November as …

Funeral poverty in Scotland today

August 1, 2015

Faith in Community Scotland has been working with the Church of Scotland’s Priority Areas Committee and Quaker Social Action to …

Churches Together in England eNews for August 2015

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August 1, 2015

To subscribe to this monthly email newsletter or see the archive, visit www.cte.org.uk/news .

Scots government responds to Glasgow churches’ intervention on Mediterranean migrants

Nicola Sturgeon
July 28, 2015

Glasgow Churches Together has received an answer from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to its call for a national debate on …

Glasgow helicopter pub reopening shows “spirit of the city”, says minister

Rev Dr Laurence Whitley
July 25, 2015

A minister who was heavily involved in the recovery effort when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub has …

SCIAF puts best foot forward in ceilidh fundraisers

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July 22, 2015

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) will continue its celebration of its 50th anniversary with ceilidh fundraisers across Scotland …

Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East will train young Christians

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July 22, 2015

A new initiative titled Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East is “promising and inspiring” in its attempt to train young …

Connecting church-based social action and church growth

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July 20, 2015

Survey reports show that churches in the UK have responded significantly to the social challenges in their communities.