This website began as a links page on the website of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow, became the Scottish Christian Web-Base during 1999, and relaunched as Scottish Christian.com in December of that year. It has been published continuously since then.
Its original aim was stated as follows: “Hundreds of churches, organisations and individuals in Scotland use the web to tell the world about their beliefs, activities, histories and hopes. Scottish Christian makes them more accessible by listing over 1,000 links, and promotes Christian use of the internet.”
‘The Church must learn to cope with computer culture’
‘In the computer culture the Church can hear more clearly the voice of public opinion and enter into continuous discussion with the world around her … involving herself more immediately in the common search for solutions to humanity’s many pressing problems. The Church must avail herself of the new resources for her ever pressing task of evangelisation.’
From Pope John Paul II’s address on World Communications Day, 1989.
Criteria for inclusion
Links listings, articles and news summaries are mainly intended to reflect the life of the mainstream Trinitarian church in Scotland. Unitarian churches are included because they have observer status with Action of Churches Together in Scotland, and Quaker meetings are full members of ACTS. Other faiths such as Islam and Judaism are included because of dialogues existing with churches and Christian organisations, and because of political and social concerns held in common. Sites which do not carry clear information about their publisher and a transparent means of contact will not be listed.