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Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland.  Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics and the arts.

Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues, a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life, reviews of the latest books, videos and Christian resources, and regular features on the Church worldwide.

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In the October issue…..

Caring for Creation

Thomas Baldwin examines the relationship between faith and stewardship of nature


Reforming the Kirk

In the first of a six-part series, the Rev Dr Doug Gay outlines the challenges that lie ahead for the Church of Scotland


Blessing ‘the Animals Who Grace Our Lives’

Jackie Macadam looks at the growing numbers of ‘blessing of the animals’ services


The Radical Behind the ‘Ragged Schools’

Jackie Macadam learns about the man who helped educate the poorest in Victorian Scotland


An Act of Liberation

The Very Rev Professor David Fergusson considers Jesus’ message in healing the bleeding woman


All Are Welcome

The Very Rev Dr James Simpson urges congregations to become more accepting and inclusive


A Narcissistic Culture?

Ron Ferguson reflects on the issues created by the cult of ‘celebrity’ and technology


‘Many Generations of Christians’

John R Hume visits a Perthshire church with links to early Christianity


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