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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
24 Mar
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Churches welcome MPs’ call for benefit sanctions review

The Church of Scotland has joined with an alliance of other Churches to welcome today’s call for a full independent review of benefit sanctions. This was one of the recommendations from a report of the House of Commons Work and ...

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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
24 Mar
0

Kirk speaks out against organ trafficking

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s consideration of organ trafficking within the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced in the Parliament in December last year. People who carry out human trafficking in Scotland ...

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John Deighan
23 Mar
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Bishops thank Parliamentary Officer for service

Scotland’s Roman Catholic Bishops have thanked their Parliamentary Officer, John Deighan for his “resolute and dedicated service” to the Bishops’ Conference over the past 16 years. Mr Deighan, who leaves to take up the post of Chief Executive Officer of ...

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23 Mar
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Landmark Glasgow event to preserve Gaelic within the Church of Scotland

A landmark event for the future of Gaelic in the Church of Scotland was held in Glasgow at the weekend. The first ever conference exploring how the Church of Scotland can nurture the Gaelic language was described by those attending ...

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Rt Rev John Chalmers
20 Mar
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Moderator promotes religious tolerance during Glasgow mosque visit

The Moderator of the General Assembly promoted the importance of religious tolerance during a visit to Glasgow Central Mosque. Rt Rev John Chalmers was a guest as part of Islam Awareness Week where he met with Imam Habib ur Rahman, ...

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Rev Lynn Green
20 Mar
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Church leaders commit to joining forces for UK mission

Church leaders from across denominations committed to renewed unity in evangelism and mission last week. During an historic event bringing together 40 church leaders in the Lake District, Anglican leader, the Archbishop of York, and the leader of Britain’s Baptists ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby
20 Mar
0

Church leaders pray for the nation ahead of the general election

Pentecostal. Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, Free Church, new church and other invited church leaders met together to pray with the six presidents of Churches Together in England in Westminster Central Hall as the country prepares for a General Election. Open prayer ...

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George Osborne
19 Mar
0

Budget change to Gift Aid could be worth £700,000 to Church, plus more grants for church roofs

Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme could add up to an extra £700,000 in income for churches across Scotland, following new rules introduced in the Budget. Since April 2013, the Gift Aid scheme allows churches to claim tax ...

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