Posts Tagged ‘Church of Scotland’

Anger as Church of Scotland decides not to divest from fossil fuels

Monday, May 27th, 2019

More than 70 Church of Scotland delegates – including the outgoing moderator the Very Rev Susan Brown – have formally lodged their frustration at the decision of its general assembly not to divest from fossil fuels, with advocates describing Wednesday’s vote as “an embarrassing abdication of moral leadership”. Although the general assembly voted to “recognise Read more

Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting named a Dame by Pope Francis

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting has been named a Dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great by Pope Francis. She is a former moderator of the Church of Scotland. She was awarded the honour for her ecumenical work. Read more Related Posts:Cardinal Gregory “saddened” by divisions in US ChurchCatholic blessing for Auckland’s tunnel Read more

Catholic Church must change its theology and culture to protect kids

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Scotland’s Catholic Church must change its culture and theology to protect children in its care, says the Protestant minister asked to review its safeguards. Dr Andrew McLellan announced the remit and membership of a new commission to investigate how the Catholic Church handles abuse. The former Moderator of the Church of Scotland believes his own Read more

Scottish bishop apologises for child abuse

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert, on Sunday issued an apology for the abuse allegedly suffered by young boys at a Scottish boarding school over 30 years. “It is a most bitter, and distressing and shameful thing that in this former Abbey school there were a small number of baptised, consecrated, ordained Christian men, who Read more

Report: Church’s ‘secret archives’ in Scotland contain sex abuse records

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

A retired social worker in Scotland who did a research on “problem priests” said a “secret archives” of the Church could contain allegations of sexual abuse by as many as 100 priests and other staff in cases stretching back 50 years. Alan Draper said an independent commission should be allowed access to the archives of Read more

Scotland pushing to legalise same-sex marriage

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Scotland is pushing to become the first UK nation to introduce legislature approving same-sex marriage, though their plans are being opposed both by the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland. Currently, Scotland allows for same-sex civil partnerships, but an entire “rainbow coalition” of organisations, which includes the Equality Network, Amnesty International, Unison and the Read more