Category Archives: Independence

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
30 Oct
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Kirk makes initial submission on further Scottish devolution

The Church of Scotland has made its initial submission to the Smith Commission on further devolved powers for Scotland. Convener of the Church and Society Council, Rev Sally Foster Fulton says of the process “This is more about making a ...

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James Fraser
21 Oct
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New political settlement must recognise the strength of Christianity

Representatives from the Free Church of Scotland have called on the Smith Commission to recognise the strength of Christianity in the nation and reinstate freedom of religion into Scottish society. The group, made up of elders and ministers, argued that ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
20 Sep
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Catholic Bishops commend First Minister

The following letter has been sent today to Scotland’s First Minister by the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. The Right Hon Alex Salmond MSP 20th September 2014 Dear First Minister, You have announced your decision ...

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James Fraser CBE
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Free Church of Scotland

The Free Church of Scotland has urged the nation to move from “self-interest” to “focusing on the needs of others” following the prolonged independence referendum debate. It called on voters to respect the democratic voice, and to focus on the ...

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Fred Drummond
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance Scotland has called for the nation to unite and build a new Scotland with Christian values at the heart following the results of yesterday’s vote. Responding to the outcome, Scottish National Director Fred Drummond said: “This has ...

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Bishops' Conference of Scotland
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Roman Catholic Church

“The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland recognises and respects the result of the Scottish referendum, that Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom, and commends all those who participated in what was a was a passionate and sometimes partisan ...

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Rt Rev John Chalmers
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Church of Scotland

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly is calling for unity among the Scottish people following the record 84.6% turnout in the referendum vote. The Rt Rev John Chalmers hopes people will come together to celebrate the success ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby
19 Sep
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Referendum reaction: Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has issued a statement after the Scottish people voted to remain within the United Kingdom. The Archbishop said: “Over the past few weeks the campaign has touched on such raw issues of identity and ...

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