Category Archives: Social action

Photo:Pope Francis
30 Aug
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Video: Pope Francis mourns death of 71 migrants who suffocated in abandoned truck

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants – mostly from war-torn Syria – whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway. He offered prayers for the victims. “Unfortunately in the ...

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Anglican Communion bishops beat the drum for climate justice
25 Aug
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Anglicans called to join worldwide Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, has called on Anglicans everywhere to join Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and other Christians in a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September. ...

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Photo:Pope Francis
18 Aug
0

Pope designates September 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided. The day of prayer, the pope said, will give individuals and communities an ...

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18 Aug
0

Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal

This year the Stamp Appeal will support the work of the Church of Scotland HIV Programme which supports partners both in Scotland and overseas to support those infected and affected by HIV. HIV and AIDS does not often make the ...

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10 Aug
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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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