Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
24 Mar
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Kirk speaks out against organ trafficking

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s consideration of organ trafficking within the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced in the Parliament in December last year. People who carry out human trafficking in Scotland ...

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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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27 Jan
0

Christian leaders back call for new law against global tax dodging

Christian leaders have thrown their weight behind a new campaign for political parties to promise to act against tax avoidance if they are elected. Leading voices from Methodist, Quaker, Anglican, Salvation Army and evangelical traditions have declared their support for ...

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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
27 Jan
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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
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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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West End Street Pastors
26 Jan
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Street Pastors take to Glasgow’s West End

Volunteers from some of Glasgow’s West End churches have united to launch the city’s second Street Pastors team. The Street Pastors will focus on supporting party-goers in the Byres Road/Dumbarton Road area of the West End on Friday nights. West ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
09 Dec
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Glasgow archbishop says benefits system is ‘unfit for purpose’

The Archbishop of Glasgow has described Britain’s welfare system as “unfit for purpose”. Speaking at Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau after the inaugural meeting of the Scottish Leaders’ Group on Welfare Reform, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia accused Westminster of forcing many Scottish ...

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28 Nov
0

£500,000 cash boost for social projects

Almost half a million pounds has been given by the Church of Scotland to projects tackling some of the country’s most pressing social issues. This will enable the Church to develop high quality work with people in communities and explore ...

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