Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

European Council on Refugees and Exiles poster
16 Jun
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Glasgow churches call for national debate on Mediterranean migrants

Glasgow Churches Together has written to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, expressing concern regarding the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. The letter reads: We believe it is inevitable, one way or another, that the people of Scotland will want ...

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Linda Wunsch
14 Jun
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Cambuslang Parish Church’s dementia garden welcomes visitors

Cambuslang Parish Church’s Kirkhill building was a hive of activity last Wednesday, as people were hard at work in their gardens. A group of people suffering from dementia visited the church building with their carers last Wednesday, as part of ...

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Alastair Cameron
22 May
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Charities in joint call for affordable homes

Four national charities, including Scottish Churches Housing Action, have written to Margaret Burgess MSP, Minister for Housing and Welfare, with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland. Shelter Scotland, Homeless Action Scotland, Rural ...

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Glasgow the Caring City logo
11 May
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Charities back out after ‘bullying’ over workfare volunteers

Charities are being blockaded and intimidated by campaigners into giving up offering unpaid work placements to benefit claimants, it has been claimed. One Glasgow charity said its premises had been subject to nuisance phone calls and demonstrators turning up to blockade ...

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11 May
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Beyond Foodbanks? Growing a Food Justice Movement

Final Session from Beyond Food Banks from Stuart Platt on Vimeo. On 28th February 2015 Faith in Community Scotland, the Church of Scotland and the Centre for Human Ecology held a conference in the Pearce Institute, Govan, addressing food justice ...

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Methodist logo
28 Apr
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Methodists to expand disinvestment option on fossil fuels

The Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, which manages investments of £1.1 billion for the Church, has announced a new investment policy on climate change. The policy, launched today at the CFB’s annual General Meeting, sets out how the ...

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Rt Rev John Chalmers
27 Apr
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Kirk Moderator calls for shared humanity in refugee debate

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his concern at a lack of shared humanity in the current refugee debate. The Rt Rev John Chalmers is welcoming the action taken to restore search and rescue missions in the ...

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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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