Life and Work


Scotland’s Crosses

John R Hume looks at what we know about the country’s oldest Christian monuments

The Kirk, the Festival and the Fringe

Bruce Cannon looks back at the Church of Scotland’s key role in Edinburgh’s August festivals, which celebrate their 70th anniversaries this year

Ministers of the Future

Jackie Macadam catches up with the three would-be ministers we are following on their journey to a parish

‘My Journey Has Been Long and Difficult’

Interview with the Rev Boitumelo Johanna Gaborone, a South African minister who attended this year’s General Assembly

A Role Model for Malawi

Thomas Baldwin learns about the work of Pansi Katenga, country manager for Christian Aid in Malawi

The Gift of Life

A donor, surgeon and assessor, all with Church connections, give their experiences of altruistic kidney donation

‘We Live in Hope’

Calum MacSween reports on a pilgrimage with a difference to the Holy Land

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