Scottish Christian News Monitor

Trainee Catholic priests are ‘hooking up using gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary’

Trainee Catholic priests have been meeting up using the gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary, it has been claimed. Dublin’s archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin said he was ‘somewhat unhappy’ about rumours that students at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth were using the app, which he claimed ‘fostered promiscuous sexuality’. The church leader will boycott […]

Watch CCTV footage released after church is robbed twice in two days

A Barrhead church has released a video of the shocking moment two burglars attempt to prise open its front doors. St John’s Church on Aurs Road is sharing the images in an attempt to aid Police Scotland in its investigations. The images of men who may be able to assist police have been posted on […]

6 funding opportunities from Church of Scotland's priority areas enews

6 funding opportunities from Church of Scotland’s priority areas enews

First Tuesday Funding Workshops Multiple events from: Tues 5 July – Tues 1 Nov The Albany Learning and Conference Centre 44 Ashley St, G3 6DS Glasgow First Tuesday is a free funding advice service from GCVS, aimed at helping Glasgow’s voluntary and community organisations to survive and prosper. It takes place, where this is possible, […]

Colin Hart

Swinney downgrades Named Person advice to ‘optional’

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, has warned local authorities that state guardians can only offer optional advice, after last week’s Supreme Court judgment on the Named Person scheme. A statement released at the weekend urges local authorities and health boards to “take care to reiterate the voluntary nature of any advice, information, support or […]

St Magnus Cathedral

Tourists disrupt funerals at Scottish cathedral by taking selfies near people grieving

Funerals are being disrupted at a famous Orkney church by selfie-seeking tourists. St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall is one of the biggest attractions in the islands – but it is also a functioning church and regularly hosts funeral and wedding services. But now the cathedral’s minister and a prominent Orkney funeral director have been forced […]

Rev Richard Frazer

Kirk and Jewish community in Scotland establish a ‘concentrated dialogue’

The Jewish Community in Scotland and the Church of Scotland have agreed to establish a concentrated dialogue between members of the two communities. The topics to be discussed in these dialogues include possible areas for collaboration such as education, shared social action, theological similarities and differences, geopolitical matters that affect Jewish-Christian relations such as Israel […]

Christian media team to report from Olympics

Christian media team to report from Olympics

Christian media agency and Evangelical Alliance member Passion for Sport will be reporting this summer from the Olympic Games in Rio. With more than 20,000 of the world’s media expected in Rio, Passion for Sport brings a unique perspective as the only media group at the Games working to introduce sports fans to Jesus through […]

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Jamie Stuart, who has died aged 95 after a series of strokes, was an actor, writer, athlete, vacuum cleaner salesman, social worker, tour guide and Herald and Evening Times paperboy in his late Sixties. Anyone who ever met the man will be stunned that he did not reach 100 because the man defined the word […]

Malawi drought: Gladys had hoped to send her gifted son to school, now she can’t feed him

Malawi drought: Gladys had hoped to send her gifted son to school, now she can’t feed him

In April, I visited Christian Aid-supported projects in Nsanje, Malawi, writes Keryn Banks. I saw the crippling effects of climate change on the local community. The combination of floods in Jan 2015 and then a severe El Niño weather system at the start of this year resulted in the worst drought in a decade, leaving […]

Salvation Army group launches Scotland election films

Salvation Army group launches Scotland election films

A set of films encouraging people to vote in Scotland’s Holyrood elections in May has been launched by the Salvation Army. Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Roberts who works for the Salvation Army told Premier faith and politics are good partners. He said: “There are things that you can do to prevent issues happening in the first place […]

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