Category Archives: Social Policy

Rev Sally Foster Fulton
14 Dec
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Kirk hails climate change deal as good for all of God’s creation

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a historic new international agreement to tackle climate change. The Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, convener of the Church and Society Council, hailed the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France ...

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Care for our Common Home logo
20 Oct
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Aid agencies publish Laudato Si’ study guide

A new study guide produced by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and its sister agency CAFOD, is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: Care for our common home. The guide invites you to reflect on some of the ...

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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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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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28 Aug
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Evangelism ‘threatened by counter-extremism measures’

Four out of five evangelicals think government policies to tackle extremism may make it harder for them to share their faith. Two thirds of respondents to the Evangelical Alliance’s survey of more than 1,700 evangelicals felt that the current attempt ...

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Alistair Dutton
27 Aug
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Archbishops endorse CAFOD and SCIAF’s encyclical study guide

The heads of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland – Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia – are encouraging the Catholic community to embrace the opportunity to reflect, act and pray, following the release of the Pope’s ...

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Stephen Timms MP
11 Aug
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Government scraps Faith Minister title

The title of Faith Minister has been scrapped by the Government and subsumed into a junior ministerial role at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Following a lengthy investigation by Premier, Number 10 has confirmed that although the ...

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