Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

Rev Martin Johnstone
06 Nov
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In focus: First Global Meeting of Popular Movements, Rome

At the end of October the Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland, Martin Johnstone, spent three days in Rome in the midst of some very esteemed company. He was there with waste pickers, slum dwellers and small farmers ...

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03 Nov
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CrossReach leads the way in dementia care with ambassadorial role

Church of Scotland organisation Crossreach has become the first social care provider in Scotland to appoint a “Dementia Ambassador” in every one of its services for older people. The move follows the development of ambassadors for care by the Scottish ...

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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
30 Oct
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Kirk makes initial submission on further Scottish devolution

The Church of Scotland has made its initial submission to the Smith Commission on further devolved powers for Scotland. Convener of the Church and Society Council, Rev Sally Foster Fulton says of the process “This is more about making a ...

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James Fraser
21 Oct
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New political settlement must recognise the strength of Christianity

Representatives from the Free Church of Scotland have called on the Smith Commission to recognise the strength of Christianity in the nation and reinstate freedom of religion into Scottish society. The group, made up of elders and ministers, argued that ...

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20 Oct
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Kirk’s scheme to keep old active looks like a winner

There is nothing new about trying to keep older people active, especially in care homes. Music, “chairobics”, quizzes and singalongs are all staples, but one of the most regular complaints from residents and relatives of those in residential care for ...

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17 Oct
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New Bible resource launched to help churches engage with economic injustice

A new publication from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, compiled with the assistance of Christian Aid and All We Can: Methodist Relief and Development, is helping churches relate real world economic problems to biblical teachings. Entitled ‘Jubilee economics: Biblical teaching and ...

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Captains Sara and Wayne Duffy
07 Oct
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Salvation Army appoint spiritual directors to support work with homeless people

The Salvation Army has appointed new spiritual directors to support homeless men and women in Glasgow. Captains Sara and Wayne Duffy will work with service users at the church and charity’s three city centre lifehouses (centres for homeless people) – ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
20 Sep
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Catholic Bishops commend First Minister

The following letter has been sent today to Scotland’s First Minister by the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. The Right Hon Alex Salmond MSP 20th September 2014 Dear First Minister, You have announced your decision ...

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