Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

Ricky Ross
09 Feb
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Scottish stars launch global poverty appeal

Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross and broadcaster Michelle McManus joined forces today to launch SCIAF’s WEE BOX Lent appeal to help some of the poorest people in the world. The appeal – backed by UK Aid Match for the second year ...

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04 Feb
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Churches call for more funding to help people in and around Syria

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. The call from the Baptist Union of ...

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Glasgow City Mission logo
14 Dec
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Sleepouts raise thousands for Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

Hardy fundraisers have raised more than £59,000 through sleeping out overnight at Ibrox Stadium. This amazing total means we can keep the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter open for four months, a month longer than normal. It will also allow Govan ...

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14 Dec
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Glasgow homeless charity to receive bite out of Christmas sandwich donations

Glasgow City Mission’s story is appearing on Pret packaging nationwide this Christmas. Sandwich chain Pret a Manger have launched their Christmas menu across the UK, and with it the stories of five homeless-support charities. Glasgow City Mission’s story has been ...

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Rev Sally Foster Fulton
14 Dec
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Kirk hails climate change deal as good for all of God’s creation

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a historic new international agreement to tackle climate change. The Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, convener of the Church and Society Council, hailed the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France ...

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Glasgow City Mission logo
30 Nov
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Winter night shelter extended to meet demand of Glasgow’s homeless

A lifeline accommodation service for Glasgow’s rough sleepers is due to reopen on Tuesday 1st December. It will stay open until March 31st – a month later than normal due to demand. • Scroll down page for poster The Glasgow ...

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Care for our Common Home logo
20 Oct
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Aid agencies publish Laudato Si’ study guide

A new study guide produced by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and its sister agency CAFOD, is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: Care for our common home. The guide invites you to reflect on some of the ...

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Rev Martin Johnstone
19 Oct
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Kirk official vows to tackle food poverty

A senior Church of Scotland official has been appointed to chair an influential group which will identify issues that push people into food poverty and come up with ideas to tackle the problem. The Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, secretary of ...

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