Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

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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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
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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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