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Cutting international aid budget “short-sighted” and must be reconsidered

The Church has hit out at a UK Government decision to cut the international aid budget from 0. 7% of gross national income to 0. 5%. It has been reported that the the move means...
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Kirk backs 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

To mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (running from 25 November until 10 December, Human Rights Day), Mirella Yandoli, a member of the Kirk's Violence Against Women Task Group,...
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Kirk’s Advent calendar to bring ‘Bright Hope For Tomorrow’

The countdown starts as Advent begins on Sunday 29 November running until Thursday 24 December. This year, people from across the Church of Scotland are joining together to look forward to 'Bright Hope For Tomorrow'...
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There’s still time to take part in the Kirk’s Listening Project

The Church of Scotland's Listening Project has got off to a flying start. Nearly 100 people from all corners of the country have already shared their experiences of faith and church during the current pandemic....
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Moderator makes history with “virtual” London Week

The Moderator of the General Assembly is making history by holding virtual meetings with a wide range of London-based religious, political and charity leaders. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is unable to travel south due...
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Christian Aid invites Kirk to ‘raise our voices’ for our Ethiopian neighbours

During Advent, Christian Aid will be highlighting some of the poorest Ethiopian communities who are on the frontline of the climate crisis. As part of this, on the first Sunday of Advent, churches across the...
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Scottish Christians join in prayer as pandemic continues

This Sunday (22 November), as new level restrictions have been introduced across Scotland, Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Gulf War veteran and former youth worker ordained as ministers

A Gulf War veteran and a former children and youth worker are being ordained as Church of Scotland ministers. Craig Dobney is being inducted in to Comrie linked with Dundurn churches in Perthshire this evening....
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Treat prisoners with compassion, don’t be ‘judgemental’

People must stop being so judgemental about those serving prison sentences, the Moderator of the General Assembly has said. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said one of the "brightest and smartest" men he has ever...
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Kirk’s participatory budgeting funding events go online

Churches in Dundee are inviting the community to vote on which local projects should share a £9,375 pot of grant funds. The scheme is part of the Scottish Government's participatory funding initiative, developed as a...
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