Life and Work


The Church of Scotland and COP26

How the Church and wider Christian community is engaging with the climate conference in Glasgow
‘The Most Important Thing We Can All Do is Talk’
The work and faith of Jen Morris, a co-ordinator of the YCCN climate relay
‘Our Faith Demands Our Commitment’
The Moderator emphasises the importance of speaking up for the vulnerable at COP26
‘We Love Our Neighbour – and We Demand Change’
In this month’s youth column, Rachel Walker highlights a global day of action on climate change

100 Years of Poppy Sales

Marking the centenary of the first Poppy Day
Freedom Isn’t Free
With Remembrance season approaching, the Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the injured and the families of those killed in the conflict
Remembrance Prayer
From the Moderator of the General Assembly
The Big Question
What Does It Mean to You to Wear a Poppy?

The first in a new series of studies by the Rev David Searle looking at the Lord’s Prayer
The Very Rev Albert Bogle urges us to let go of the familiar to create new memories of worship for future generations
John R Hume reflects on the history of New Laigh Kirk in Kilmarnock
News, letters, readers’ pictures, crosswords and registers

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