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2014/12/19 09:43
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On the day that Scotland’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect a new study by ScotCen Social Research reveals that public support for same-sex marriage in Scotland is at a record high...
2014/12/19 09:43
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2014/12/19 06:43
2014/12/19 06:43
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The Church of Scotland has issued a statement in response to the formation of a group launched in Glasgow on 18 December 2014 opposed to the ordination of gay ministers. The Rev Prof Andrew McGowan,...
2014/12/17 18:45
2014/12/17 18:45
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PEOPLE have often wondered why we Scots celebrate Hogmanay with so much enthusiasm compared with other cultures. Sure, we like any excuse to have a good party, but there’s a popular theory that we...
2014/12/17 17:07
2014/12/17 17:07
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The General Assembly will meet in May 2015 to take a final vote on the appointment of openly gay clergy. The Church of Scotland has moved towards the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships,...
2014/12/17 08:08
2014/12/17 08:08
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A Dundee same-sex couple have become the first to tie the knot in Scotland — after new legislation came into force at midnight on Tuesday. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act was passed...
2014/12/17 00:45
2014/12/17 00:45
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THREE members of the Catholic Church have been removed from their posts amid allegations of abuse, it has emerged. The Church said 15 allegations had been made against clergy and lay members last...
2014/12/16 22:43
2014/12/16 22:43
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If every church had a chocolate fountain, chocolate crosses and chocolate sweets readily available for congregants during worship, what would it do for attendances? A quirky Lent experiment by a...
2014/12/16 08:28
2014/12/16 08:28
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Larry Lamont and Jerry Slater (R) take part in a symbolic same-sex marriage outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland February 4, 2014Reuters A new law allowing same-sex marriages to...
2014/12/15 10:06
2014/12/15 10:06
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It's predictable. The government produces guidelines on sex education, the media look for a storm/squabble/outrage and the Church duly provides them with one – usually to do with sexuality or...
2014/12/12 00:57
2014/12/12 00:57
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It was fitting that social media was the first place 23-year-old architecture graduate Laura Narayansingh announced the restoration of a 1920s house, in the same week that one of the older generation...
2014/12/11 14:16
2014/12/11 14:16
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England's fishing industry is threatened with disaster by quota cuts proposed by Europe, a Labour MP has warned. Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby) said a rear-guard action had been fought, which is now...
2014/12/11 01:09
2014/12/11 01:09
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While the figures have been falling gradually since the introduction of Civil Partnership Act in 2004, equality campaigners say the recent slump can be linked to the forthcoming legislation on...
2014/12/10 00:37
2014/12/10 00:37
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The report claims that the “hate speech” against atheists does not come exclusively from reactionary or radical religious leaders, but increasingly from political leaders, including heads of...
2014/12/09 18:09
2014/12/09 18:09
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He said SSS founder and media spokesman Garry Otton recently posted four different threads about Mr Murphy over a 48-hour period, all making reference to his religion and support for denominational...
2014/12/09 12:43
2014/12/09 12:43
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The Church of Scotland has urged the UK Government to ensure outcomes are achieved at the UN climate change conference in Lima that helps reduce global carbon emissions. In Peru representatives from...
2014/12/08 08:43
2014/12/08 08:43
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The Poverty Premium is the additional cost for essential goods and services that people living in poverty end up paying as a result of their low incomes. It is estimated that the average annual...
2014/12/07 03:09
2014/12/07 03:09
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In February, the UK Government had outlined its general position towards the conferences, saying it had not attended the previous event held in Mexico in February this year because of concerns that...
2014/12/05 12:40
2014/12/05 12:40
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ONE of Inverness’s landmark buildings may be forced to close its doors due to rising maintenance and insurance costs. The congregation of the historic Old High St Stephen’s on Church Street has...
2014/12/05 09:06
2014/12/05 09:06
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Rt Rev John Chalmers has called for the Church of Scotland to expand its membership criteria. The Church of Scotland should aim to find 100,000 new members by 2025, according to the Moderator of its...
2014/12/05 07:56
2014/12/05 07:56
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If we consider the effect, beginning in childhood, of all the preachers on all the congregations, of men loud or unctuous, authoritative or persuasive, speaking out of a body of acknowledged truth to...
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