Category Archives: Social action

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30 Nov
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Winter night shelter extended to meet demand of Glasgow’s homeless

A lifeline accommodation service for Glasgow’s rough sleepers is due to reopen on Tuesday 1st December. It will stay open until March 31st – a month later than normal due to demand. • Scroll down page for poster The Glasgow ...

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Rev Martin Johnstone
19 Oct
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Kirk official vows to tackle food poverty

A senior Church of Scotland official has been appointed to chair an influential group which will identify issues that push people into food poverty and come up with ideas to tackle the problem. The Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, secretary of ...

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07 Oct
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Winter 2015 edition of Glasgow City Mission’s ‘Connect’ magazine

  Building community and learning how to really love people who are broken: read about how Glasgow City Mission supporters continue to serve those in need in our city:

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02 Oct
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Kirk hails new human trafficking legislation as “powerful deterrent to atrocious crime”

The Church of Scotland has applauded MSPs for backing landmark legislation to tackle human trafficking with tougher penalties for those convicted and better protection for victims. Dr Hazel Watson, a member of the Church and Society Council and convener of ...

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22 Sep
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Video: Laudato Si’ animation for young people

Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth. Will you play your part to protect our common home? Source: CAFOD.

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22 Sep
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Christian Institute and secularists launch campaign against government extremism proposals

A Christian charity is starting a new campaign against what it believes are government plans to stifle free speech. Defend Free Speech, spearheaded by the Christian Institute and the National Secular Society, opposes the government’s plans to introduce Extremism Disruption ...

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19 Sep
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Hard Choices: reducing the need for food banks in Scotland

Gaps in the social security safety net are the key reason why people in Scotland are turning to food banks – but action at Scottish and local level could also help families avoid crisis, according to a report published today ...

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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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