Nationally, the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council’s remit is to engage in the national, political and social issues affecting Scotland and the world today. This includes a huge range of issues including human rights, asylum, ethics, science and technology, concerns about gambling, climate change, and education issues.
The Council supports local churches in their mission and their own engagement with influence-shapers in society by providing a range of resources and events on a contemporary issues to enable congregations to be involved.
Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission are working together to develop a Dignity Framework with and for community food providers. It is hoped that this framework will be a tool to enable community food providers and community members to consider how placing dignity at the heart of community food provision can support a transition away from emergency food aid as a primary response to food insecurity. You can find out more on the Nourish Scotland website.
Other highlights this month include:
- The “Conversation Welcome” resource from the Joint Public Issues Team designed to bring people together following the EU referendum
- #NotWithoutMe – a digital inclusion project from the Carnegie UK Trust, focusing on the belief that young people who wish to use the internet should have the right to access support to do so meaningfully
- ‘A place to call home‘, a six-part bible study is designed for use in small discussion groups who wish to explore issues around housing prayerfully and in depth