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Politicians urged to put “differences aside and come together” to reduce drug deaths

Scottish and UK government ministers have been urged to put their political differences aside and work together to reduce drug deaths. Rev Brian Casey of Springburn Parish Church in Glasgow said the status quo is...
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Moderator – the Church must engage with the world at every level

The Church of Scotland must engage with the world at every level, the Moderator of the General Assembly has told MSPs. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair said there were no-go areas for people of faith and...
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Church minister was inspiration behind ‘Great Escape’

A Church of Scotland minister nicknamed "Padre Mac" has been named as the inspiration behind the Great Escape. Rev Professor Murdo Ewen Macdonald's "fiery sermons" motivated the famous breakout of a German Prisoner of war...
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Military chaplaincy described as ‘best job in the world’

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spent the week visiting British Army bases across Scotland. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair met service personnel in Stirling, Glasgow, Leuchars in Fife and Kinloss in Moray to learn...
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Village suffering after “devastating” flood says Kirk elder

A Kirk elder in the Scottish Borders has spoken of the "devastating" damage to her village caused by severe flooding and has asked people to remember those affected in their prayers. Newcastleton, near Hawick, lies...
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Make your climate change commitment this Lent

Living Lent, the cross-denominational Lent initiative from the Joint Public Issues Team, is back for another year. Running throughout the 40 days of Lent, from Wednesday 26 February until Thursday 9 April, Living Lent will...
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Cumbrae Guild celebrates 125 years

A Guild group based on an island with a resident population of 1,400 has marked its 125th anniversary with a service of thanksgiving. The Guild on Cumbrae, which lies off of the west coast of...
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‘Accept others for who they are’ Kirk minister tells MSPs

A minister who forgave terrorists who killed his mother and other close relatives has urged people to accept one another for who they are. Rev Aftab Gohar said the First and Second World Wars, the...
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Moderator to visit army sites across Scotland

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is being hosted by the Army as party of a five day visit to sites across Scotland. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair began the tour...
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Guild members visiting Zambia to meet empowered teenage mothers

Guild members are following in the footsteps of intrepid missionary David Livingstone and travelling to Zambia to visit a project which supports teenage mothers. The group are looking forward to seeing first-hand the "inspirational and...
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