Category Archives: Church of Scotland

Rt Rev John Chalmers
20 Mar
0

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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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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Rev Dr Doug Gay
12 Mar
0

Christians afraid to express faith at work, study finds

Christians are afraid of sharing their beliefs with colleagues at work, a major study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found. Nearly 2,500 people of all faiths were quizzed about religion at work for the nationwide study. The ...

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St John Ogilvie 400th anniversary logo
10 Mar
0

Choral evening prayer for Saint John Ogilvie

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and the leaders of the other Christian Churches joined to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint John Ogilvie at a solemn celebration of sung Evening Prayer in Saint Aloysius’ Church, Garnethill, on Monday 9th ...

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09 Mar
0

Doubling in size for church-backed Glasgow charity which helps women become entrepreneurs

A Church of Scotland backed charity which already helps dozens of women in Scotland’s most deprived communities to start their own businesses is to double in size. The Glasgow based charity, WEvolution, is receiving £200,000 from the Scottish Government to ...

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16 Feb
0

Moderator invites Pope to Scotland at Vatican meeting

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, has joined His Holiness Pope Francis in condemning the weekend terrorist attacks in Libya and Denmark. The Moderator met with the Pope at the ...

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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
27 Jan
0

Church of Scotland urges MSPs to improve end of life care rather than right to die

We must do more to improve palliative care for those approaching the end of their life, and make it as good as it possibly can be before considering legalising a right to die. That was the message the Convener of ...

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Rev Dr Donald MacDonald
27 Jan
0

Minister tells MSPs why assisted suicide must be opposed

Retired professor of practical theology and ethics Rev Dr Donald MacDonald today explained to MSPs why the Free Church of Scotland opposes assisted suicide. The former surgeon raised concerns over the principle and practicalities of the legislation, including the need ...

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