Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

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10 Aug
0

Conforti: are you interested in working with prisoners and ex-offenders?

Are you a member of a parish in or near Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Perth, Falkirk or Stirling, with a keen desire to help others and an interest in developing new skills? If so, the Conforti Institute would like ...

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01 Aug
0

Funeral poverty in Scotland today

Faith in Community Scotland has been working with the Church of Scotland’s Priority Areas Committee and Quaker Social Action to investigate the issue of funeral poverty in Scotland today. An affordable and meaningful funeral is often a challenge to afford ...

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Nicola Sturgeon
28 Jul
0

Scots government responds to Glasgow churches’ intervention on Mediterranean migrants

  Glasgow Churches Together has received an answer from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to its call for a national debate on the migrant crisis. It reads in full: “Thank you for your email of 18 June to the First Minister ...

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20 Jul
0

Connecting church-based social action and church growth

Survey reports show that churches in the UK have responded significantly to the social challenges in their communities.

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Archbishop Justin and Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul, January 2014.
19 Jun
0

Archbishop Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch make joint call for action on climate change

Archbishop Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have written in the New York Times about our moral responsibility to act now on climate change.  On June 23rd, the Lancet Medical Journal and University College London will publish a landmark report, ...

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Most Rev David Chillingworth
19 Jun
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Episcopalian Primus signs Lambeth Declaration on climate change and comments on Papal encyclical

The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says: “The publication of this eagerly-awaited Encyclical is a major event in the shaping of the response of faith communities to ...

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Rev Trevor Jamison
18 Jun
0

Church of Scotland welcomes Pope Francis’ statements on climate change

The Church of Scotland welcomes Pope Francis’ wide-ranging and comprehensive encyclical on climate change. The Church has long recognised the importance of addressing climate change and is in complete agreement with Pope Francis that action must be taken without delay. ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
18 Jun
0

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si

Commenting on the publication of  the Pope’s Encyclical letter, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia said: “I welcome Pope Francis wide-ranging instruction, Laudato Si (Praise Be) on the care of God’s creation as a timely and profound response to what is ...

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