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Christians for Independence

Scottish independence: Church of Scotland ministers back ‘Yes’ vote

More than 30 Church of Scotland ministers have signed a declaration of support for Scottish independence. They believe a “Yes” vote will create a more socially just Scotland and rid the country of nuclear weapons. Former Church of Scotland moderator Dr Andrew McLellan called the Trident missile “the worst thing in Scotland”. The pro-Union Better […]

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Scottish Jehovah’s Witnesses start preaching in Gaelic

They do not celebrate Christmas or Easter and are best known for their door-to-door evangelism and controversial teachings, including refusing blood transfusions. But now Jehovah’s Witnesses are embracing modern technology to bring Scots Gaelic speakers to the sect. Jehovah’s Witnesses, currently attending a 1000s-strong rally in Glasgow, are reaching out to Gaelic speakers by translating […]

John Banks

Churches hold Perth Alive Festival on the North Inch

Perthshire churches are joining together to hold the Perth Alive Festival on the North Inch this Saturday, August 23, from noon until 4pm. The event has been inspired by the success of the Commonwealth Games and the upcoming Ryder Cup and referendum. John Banks, ministry assistant at the North Church and chair of the organising […]

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Ebola outbreak: Christian hospital Mercy Ships cancels trip due to risk

The travelling Christian hospital Mercy Ships has had to cancel a trip to care for people in Africa due to the Ebola outbreak that is wreaking havoc in the region. The ship has been halted in a planned trip to Benin and is docked and waiting in the Canary Islands while the situation is assessed, […]

St Andrews, Newmarket, Ontario

Old and new traditions meld at Newmarket’s St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

This year marks the 180th anniversary of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the foot of Main and Water streets. Surrounded by Fairy Lake and in the heart of heritage Newmarket, Ontario, its two iconic steeples commemorate both the old and the new and are a testimony to the longevity of nine generations of faithful churchgoers. […]

More than 200 people visit Campbeltown open day

More than 200 people visit Campbeltown open day

On Saturday 16 August, the Free Church in Campbeltown saw a steady stream of visitors at their Open Day to view the newly refurbished building. The premises were open from 10.30am to 4.00pm with books, home baking and commemorative mugs for sale. It is reckoned that over 200 people dropped in to have a look […]

Canon Giles Fraser

Moral maze as wife of BBC’s right-on priest quits vicarage

With his pious homilies on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and columns in The Guardian, Canon Giles Fraser is the toast of London’s Left-wing intelligentsia. Sadly, the former dignitary at St Paul’s is less popular at home. Fraser, 49, a panellist on BBC radio’s The Moral Maze, has split up with his wife Sally […]

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Gaza’s only Christian hospital struggles as crisis continues

Gaza’s only Christian hospital, Al-Ahli is ‘struggling to provide critical health care’ as the death toll in the Strip reaches 2000. The UK-based Church Mission Society (CMS) who founded the hospital are backing the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Jerusalem’s humanitarian appeal which seeks to raise £300,000 to fund fuel, medical supplies, food, the hiring of […]

Pope Francis

Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope

The Pope last night backed military action in Iraq to stop the bloody persecution of thousands of Christians by Islamist fanatics. In a dramatic intervention, Pope Francis said military force could be justified against the murderous extremists of Islamic State in order to counter their ‘unjust aggression’. He also revealed he is considering making an […]

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