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heraldscotland
Welcome to Secular Scotland ... a nation where religion is in retreatThe Church of Scotland has suffered the biggest decline, with the percentage of
Welcome to Secular Scotland ... a nation where religion is in retreat
heraldscotland / Posted 5 hours ago
The Church of Scotland has suffered the biggest decline, with the percentage of Scots who identify with the Kirk dropping from 35% to 20% in the same period, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey. Even among those who identify as... Read more
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Christian Today
A Tale of Two Assemblies: The future of the Church in Scotlandanother battle and series of headlines about the church and sexuality. Deja vue
A Tale of Two Assemblies: The future of the Church in Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 17 hours ago
another battle and series of headlines about the church and sexuality. Deja vue. At this year's General Assembly the Church of Scotland 'crossed a Rubicon' (as the Principal Clerk pointed out). It voted by 339 to 215 to allow those in same... Read more
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heraldscotland
Widespread investment needed to save Church heritagehad as this year's theme People of the Way. Artist-in-residence Iain Campbell,
Widespread investment needed to save Church heritage
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
had as this year's theme People of the Way. Artist-in-residence Iain Campbell, who is normally based at St George's Tron Church of Scotland, painted some of the delegates over the week-long forum. Mr Douglas told the General Assembly yesterday:... Read more
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Christian Today
These Christian contradictions are not helpful to missionModerator of the Church of Scotland Dr Russell Barr welcomes the Archbishop of
These Christian contradictions are not helpful to mission
Christian Today / Posted yesterday
Moderator of the Church of Scotland Dr Russell Barr welcomes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to the General Assembly in Edinburgh. Until now, possibly the most difficult doctrine that Christians have struggled to understand is the... Read more
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heraldscotland
One in five Church congregations has no children attendingnot enough to depend on traditional methods of advertising such as church newsl
One in five Church congregations has no children attending
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
not enough to depend on traditional methods of advertising such as church newsletters alone to promote our work within the Church of Scotland as people engage in different ways in today’s world. "With this in mind we decided to invest in the... Read more
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Scotsman
Kirk agrees Forces Covenant to help troops and their families Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr with chaplains to H
Kirk agrees Forces Covenant to help troops and their families
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr with chaplains to Her Majestys Forces. Picture: Andrew O'Brien The General Assembly gave unanimous agreement yesterday to... Read more
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Christian Today
Leave the EU or Remain, the Church of Scotland shouldn't be voting on itThe Church of Scotland voted for the Remain side in the European Referendum. F
Leave the EU or Remain, the Church of Scotland shouldn't be voting on it
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
The Church of Scotland voted for the Remain side in the European Referendum. Full disclosure: I'm not a Brexiteer. I think Britain is better off in Europe, but more to the point I think Europe is better off with Britain. The EU is a long way from... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Paisley Abbey in line to be turned into a major international tourist attractionand visitor centre and the mediaeval drain will be opened to form part of a new
Paisley Abbey in line to be turned into a major international tourist attraction
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
and visitor centre and the mediaeval drain will be opened to form part of a new attraction. Paisley Abbey is run by the Church of Scotland and the council decision means it will be given help to develop an outline business case for the project... Read more
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heraldscotland
University theologian clashes with Church over reverend recruitmentthere is scope to create 100 new congregations. He said: "There are four thing
University theologian clashes with Church over reverend recruitment
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
there is scope to create 100 new congregations. He said: "There are four things that we have to do simultaneously as a church of Scotland. "We have to close, sadly, unsustainable congregations, we have to help struggling congregations to grow... Read more
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Christian Today
Church of Scotland passes landmark unity pact with Church of Englandas part of the UK. The tie between the two churches is seen as having political
Church of Scotland passes landmark unity pact with Church of England
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
as part of the UK. The tie between the two churches is seen as having political significance as well as ecumenical. The Church of Scotland has unanimously agreed to formally unite with the Church of England in an historic vote in Edinburgh. The... Read more
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Christian Today
Archbishop of Canterbury to join historic debate with Church of Scotlandto join a debate. The Archbishop of Canterbury will be the first head of the C
Archbishop of Canterbury to join historic debate with Church of Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
to join a debate. The Archbishop of Canterbury will be the first head of the Church of England to join a debate at the Church of Scotland's General Assembly on Wednesday. Archbishop Justin Welby will address the Church's ruling body on a key... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Church of Scotland calls for ban on smacking childrenThe Church of Scotland has called for an outright ban on smacking children. Co
Church of Scotland calls for ban on smacking children
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
The Church of Scotland has called for an outright ban on smacking children. Commissioners at the General Assembly voted in favour of calling on Holyrood to remove the defence of “justifiable assault” from law. The Church said the move would grant... Read more
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New Now Next
Gay Married Clergy Welcome In Church Of Scotland—But They Can't Perform Same-Sex MarriagesThe National Church of Scotland voted during its general assembly this weekend
Gay Married Clergy Welcome In Church Of Scotland—But They Can't Perform Same-Sex Marriages
New Now Next / Posted 4 days ago
The National Church of Scotland voted during its general assembly this weekend to recognize ministers and deacons who are in same-sex marriages, but it’s not giving up its traditional stance that marriage is between a man and a woman. The vote will... Read more
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Christian Today
Church of Scotland reaffirms support of EUThe Church of Scotland has reaffirmed its stance that the UK should remain in t
Church of Scotland reaffirms support of EU
Christian Today / Posted 4 days ago
The Church of Scotland has reaffirmed its stance that the UK should remain in the EU. Many fear a vote for Brexit on June 23 would trigger another Scottish referendum on independence In a vote at the annual general assembly, the Church's ruling... Read more
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Breitbart
There are More People of ‘No Religion’ Than There Are Christians in England and Walesmonth that the majority of Scots – 52 percent – now consider themselves as of n
There are More People of ‘No Religion’ Than There Are Christians in England and Wales
Breitbart / Posted 4 days ago
month that the majority of Scots – 52 percent – now consider themselves as of no religion, up from 40 percent in 1999. The Church of Scotland has responded by floating ideas for baptisms to be conducted over the internet in a bid to make it easier... Read more
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Ekklesia
Church of Scotland says yes to same-sex married ministers The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deaco
Church of Scotland says yes to same-sex married ministers
Ekklesia / Posted 4 days ago
The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deacons can marry members of the same gender. Commissioners made this historic decision on 21 May 2016 by 339 votes to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk accused of 'hypocrisy of the highest level' over living wageHypocrisy is a byword for many aspects of Church of Scotland policies and work
Kirk accused of 'hypocrisy of the highest level' over living wage
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
Hypocrisy is a byword for many aspects of Church of Scotland policies and work in the outreach area of church life. The congregations consists now of mainly women and OAP`s organisations such as Boys Brigade and Guides are disappearing as church... Read more
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Scotsman
Kirk plan to pay staff Scottish living wage to cost £1m Communion is held at the Church of Scotlands General Assembly. Picture: Andrew
Kirk plan to pay staff Scottish living wage to cost £1m
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Communion is held at the Church of Scotlands General Assembly. Picture: Andrew O'Brien The Church of Scotland has voted to pay its cleaners, cooks and ancillary staff the Scottish Living Wage... Read more
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The Christian Post
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Ministers to Be in Same-Sex MarriagesThe Church of Scotland's General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland The Chur
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Ministers to Be in Same-Sex Marriages
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
The Church of Scotland's General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the... Read more
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Christian Today
Why the Church of Scotland's same-sex marriage fudge won't workThe procession at the opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Why the Church of Scotland's same-sex marriage fudge won't work
Christian Today / Posted 5 days ago
The procession at the opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland's decision to allow congregations to call ministers in same-sex marriages has received much media attention. The move was hailed by liberals and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Protest lodged over Church's same-sex marriage moveThe Church of Scotland today seems to bring to the fore issues that divide cong
Protest lodged over Church's same-sex marriage move
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
The Church of Scotland today seems to bring to the fore issues that divide congregations whether at the General Assembly the annual OAP gathering in Edinburgh or the divide and conquer approach of Glasgow Presbytery. Shortage of ministers due to age... Read more
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Breitbart
Church Of Scotland Votes To Allow Gay Marriage For ClergyThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Church Of Scotland Votes To Allow Gay Marriage For Clergy
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to enter same-sex marriages and continue serving. The vote by the Presbyterian denomination, better known as the Kirk, comes on the first day of a meeting of its... Read more
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The Manila Times
Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministersMay 22, 2016 1:01 pm LONDON: The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow it
Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
May 22, 2016 1:01 pm LONDON: The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation. The national church’s general... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk members asked to back 'In' vote on EUChurch of Scotland General Assembly members have repeatedly backed the UK's mem
Kirk members asked to back 'In' vote on EU
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
Church of Scotland General Assembly members have repeatedly backed the UK's membership of the EU, with votes in favour of staying in in 2014, 2005, 2002 and 1996. However, the Kirk is being urged to make a fresh intervention ahead of the referendum... Read more
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heraldscotland
New Kirk moderator vows to tackle scandal of homelessnessThe new Moderator of the church of Scotland, the Rev Dr Rusell Barr has promise
New Kirk moderator vows to tackle scandal of homelessness
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
The new Moderator of the church of Scotland, the Rev Dr Rusell Barr has promised to make tacking the "scandal of homelessness" in Scotland a priority during his year long leadership of the Kirk. Barr, who has been minister at Cramond Kirk since... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk to call for outright ban on smacking childrenAll I can say is that the council in bringing this report is absolutely unanimo
Kirk to call for outright ban on smacking children
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
All I can say is that the council in bringing this report is absolutely unanimous in saying this is the right thing." The Church of Scotland Assembly will vote on the detailed proposal from Johnstone and Foster-Fulton on Tuesday... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk vote to allow gay clergy marriages3% of the total number of ministers. The decision means that same sex marriage
Kirk vote to allow gay clergy marriages
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
3% of the total number of ministers. The decision means that same sex marriage will be permitted for ministers, who the Church of Scotland Assembly last year agreed would be allowed to enter into civil partnerships. A report on same sex... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Scottish ministers allowed gay marriageThe Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages
Scottish ministers allowed gay marriage
Sky News Australia / Posted 7 days ago
The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages - though saying it 'maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman.' At its general assembly, which met in Edinburgh on Saturday, it voted to allow... Read more
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express
Scottish church voted to allow ministers to be in same-sex ministersto be in same-sex marriages. The Kirk voted to allow ministers to be in same-s
Scottish church voted to allow ministers to be in same-sex ministers
express / Posted 7 days ago
to be in same-sex marriages. The Kirk voted to allow ministers to be in same-sex marriages The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was in favour of extending a law passed a year ago which permits ministers to be in civil... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Scottish Kirk accepts officials in gay marriages – putting pressure on C of EThe Church of Scotland voted to extend the same law that allows ministers to be
Scottish Kirk accepts officials in gay marriages – putting pressure on C of E
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
The Church of Scotland voted to extend the same law that allows ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships to clergy and church officials, increasing the pressure on the Church of England to follow suit. The Kirk's position on marriage will... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministersChurch of Scotland takes historic decision in favour of gay clergy marriages T
Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Church of Scotland takes historic decision in favour of gay clergy marriages The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation. The national church's general assembly in Edinburgh... Read more
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Newser
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Clergy to Get Gay Married. But There's a CatchChurch of Scotland Will Let Clergy Get Gay Married Read Less, Know More on Fac
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Clergy to Get Gay Married. But There's a Catch
Newser / Posted 7 days ago
Church of Scotland Will Let Clergy Get Gay Married Read Less, Know More on Facebook and Twitter Get the 8@8: The eight stories you need to know, bright and early. Church of Scotland Will Let Clergy Get Gay Married But they still won't be able to... Read more
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Christian Today
Church of Scotland votes in favour of ministers in gay marriagesWe are 'not interfering with our theological definition of marriage': Rev John
Church of Scotland votes in favour of ministers in gay marriages
Christian Today / Posted 7 days ago
We are 'not interfering with our theological definition of marriage': Rev John Chalmers after the Church of Scotland voted to approve ministers in same-sex marriages The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. The General... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Click a button, get a baptismGetting your sins washed away could be as easy as the click of a button. The C
Click a button, get a baptism
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
Getting your sins washed away could be as easy as the click of a button. The Church of Scotland is considering the possibility of administering Christian sacraments like baptism and Communion online in response to falling church membership. The... Read more
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International Business Times
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to marry same-sex partners Ministers in a gay marriage will be permitted to serve in the Church of Scotlan
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to marry same-sex partners
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Ministers in a gay marriage will be permitted to serve in the Church of Scotland after its General Assembly passed a historic vote to allow it. Passed on the first day of this year's gathering in Edinburgh, it means that ministers will be allowed to... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Church of Scotland is to approve gay marriage for ministers | Irish Examiner Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 02:50 pm The General Assembly of
Church of Scotland is to approve gay marriage for ministers
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
| Irish Examiner Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 02:50 pm The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its... Read more
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ABC News
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Marriage for ClergyThe Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Marriage for Clergy
ABC News / Posted 7 days ago
The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages — though saying it "maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman." At its general assembly, meeting in Edinburgh, voted Saturday to allow... Read more
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Gazette
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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guardian-series
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
guardian-series / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Harrow Times
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Harrow Times / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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This is West Country
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
This is West Country / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Gazette News
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Gazette News / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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The News & Observer
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay marriage for clergy | News & Observer May 21, 2016 9:58 AM The Church of Scotland has voted to
Church of Scotland votes to allow gay marriage for clergy
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
| News & Observer May 21, 2016 9:58 AM The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages — though... Read more
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Bolton News
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersto approve same-sex marriages for ministers Rev Dr Russell Barr is the Moderat
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
to approve same-sex marriages for ministers Rev Dr Russell Barr is the Moderator-Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Croydon Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministersThe General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers
Kirk votes to approve same-sex marriages for ministers
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 7 days ago
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The gathering, which opened in Edinburgh today, voted in favour of extending a law passed last May that permits ministers to be in same-sex... Read more
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