External Resources

You will find some useful links below.

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ACTS - Action of Churches Together in Scotland

ACTS - Action of Churches Together in Scotland is the ecumenical instrument in Scotland, of which the Church of Scotland is a member.

Cairngorms Christian Centre

The Cairngorms Christian Centre, built in 1976, is leased from the Church of Scotland and offers residential accommodation in the heart of the Highlands.

Care for Creation Resources

Below are some websites which may be helpful to prepare for the Scottish Interfaith Week theme of 'Care for Creation'.

Interfaith Resources 

‘Our Sacred Earth’ Interfaith Scotland booklet

Our Voices: Bringing Faith to the Climate Talks

The Alliance of Religions and Conservation

The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

The Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change

The Renewal Project - Documentary

General Resources

‘Climate Conversations’ - useful materials and activities are available for small groups.

Climate Coalition

Oxfam

Oxfam resources for schools: 7-11

Oxfam resources for schools: 11-14

Christian Resources

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on ‘Care for our Common Home’ is available online. A distillation of key quotes and themes along with the full document and useful activities can be found on the Interfaith Power and Light website.

Recent speech from Pope Francis in Bolivia

Anglican Church Statement on Climate Change

Eco-Congregations Scotland

Climate Change materials from Eco-Congregations Scotland

Christian Aid

Tearfund

Climate Change

Climate Change and Sustainable Living Bible Studies

Muslim Resources

Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

The Muslim Green Guide to reducing Climate change

Buddhist Resources

One Earth Sangha

Eco Buddhism

Baha’i Resources

The Baha’i International Community’s pages on social and sustainable development

U.S. Baha’i website

The International Environment Forum

Sikh Resources

Jewish Resources

Rabbinic letter on climate change

Jewish Climate Campaign

Hindu Resources

Pagan Resources

Brahma Kumaris Resources

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Resources

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)

Whether you are a church, school or organisation, the CCLI is here to provide licences, advice and support to help you through the maze of copyright.

Crossreach

Crossreach is the Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland.  The Remit of Crossreach is:

  • To offer services in Christ's name to people in need as part of the Church's mission;

  • To provide specialist resources to further the caring work of the Church;

  • To identify existing and emerging areas of need, to guide the Church in pioneering new approaches to relevant problems and to make responses on issues arising within the areas of the Council's concern through appropriate channels such as the Church & Society Council, the Scottish Executive and the like.

CTBI - Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

CTBI – Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is the ecumenical instrument in Britain and Ireland, of which the Church of Scotland is a member. It seeks to serve the churches of Britain and Ireland on our shared journey towards full visible unity in Christ.

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions encourages and resources new ways of being church, working with Christians from a broad range of denominations and traditions. The movement has resulted in thousands of new congregations being formed alongside more traditional churches.

Life and Work

Life and Work is the editorially independent monthly magazine of the Church of Scotland.

Mission Shaped Ministry

A year to be equipped in planting and sustaining fresh expressions of church.

mission shaped ministry is running ecumenically in over 50 centres across the UK with more than 2000 students enrolled. The one-year, part-time course takes participants on a learning journey as part of a supportive community, training them for ministry in fresh expressions of church.

Saint Andrew Press

Saint Andrew Press is the publishing house of the Church of Scotland.  This work has been administered by Hymns Ancient and Modern since February 2011.   For information, the publishing protocols for work, agreed by the Mission and Discipleship Council, are available here.

Table Talk for Scotland

Table Talk for Scotland is a conversational game that explores some of the more important (and not so important) questions in Scottish life.  With introductions written by John and Olive Drane this is sure to get people talking. Table Talk for Scotland, and other versions are available from The Ugly Duckling Company.