Category Archives: Social action

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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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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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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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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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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