Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

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
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£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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17 Nov
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Gary Killingsworth: The Kingdom of God is on the streets of Glasgow

The co-ordinator of Glasgow Street Pastors, Gary Killingsworth, was guest speaker at Glasgow Churches Together’s annual general meeting on November 17. He reported that during the fortnight of the Commonwealth Games in the city this summer the Pastors: grew in ...

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11 Nov
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Join Street Pastors co-ordinator and Social Bite founder at Glasgow Churches Together AGM

Guest speakers at Glasgow Churches Together’s annual general meeting on Monday November 17 will be Gary Killingsworth of Glasgow Street Pastors and Josh Littlejohn (above), co-founder of Social Bite cafes. The meeting takes place at 6.30 pm on Monday November ...

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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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