Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

James Fraser CBE
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Free Church of Scotland

The Free Church of Scotland has urged the nation to move from “self-interest” to “focusing on the needs of others” following the prolonged independence referendum debate. It called on voters to respect the democratic voice, and to focus on the ...

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Fred Drummond
19 Sep
0

Referendum reaction: Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance Scotland has called for the nation to unite and build a new Scotland with Christian values at the heart following the results of yesterday’s vote. Responding to the outcome, Scottish National Director Fred Drummond said: “This has ...

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Bishops' Conference of Scotland
19 Sep
0

Referendum reaction: Roman Catholic Church

“The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom, and commends all those who participated in what was a was a passionate and sometimes partisan ...

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Rt Rev John Chalmers
19 Sep
0

Referendum reaction: Church of Scotland

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly is calling for unity among the Scottish people following the record 84.6% turnout in the referendum vote. The Rt Rev John Chalmers hopes people will come together to celebrate the success ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has issued a statement after the Scottish people voted to remain within the United Kingdom. The Archbishop said: “Over the past few weeks the campaign has touched on such raw issues of identity and ...

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Rev John Proctor
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: United Reformed Church

The Revd John Proctor, general secretary of the United Reformed Church, wrote the following prayer for the people of Scotland prior to the Scottish Referendum, praying for the future it will open, whatever the outcome. John has lived three quarters ...

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Most Rev David Chillingworth
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Scottish Episcopal Church

Speaking on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, says “The people of Scotland have decided that Scotland will continue to be part of the grouping of nations which ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
01 Sep
0

Scotland’s Archbishops urge Catholics to participate in referendum

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh distributed pastoral messages on the independence referendum to be read at all Masses yesterday. They urged participation in the referendum and asked Catholics to engage with ...

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