This week's feature


Church behind the ‘bamboo’ curtain

June 10th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THIS is an unusual report because key facts and figures have to be omitted for fear of risking the lives of the people described—China’s ever-growing Christian community. Refusing to accept the Chinese’s authorities’ efforts to control the Church, many Christians live out their faith in secret—their true identity is hidden to all but a few. Therefore, it is impossible to give details of core projects on which they depend to survive, provided by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. ACN is doing everything it can to support China’s Christians—aid for seminarians, help for religious sisters, supporting parish centres, ... continue reading.
Visit of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar/Burma, Sunday 8th May 2016, Mass at St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow.
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Our shared mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all

June 3rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After a hectic time for Missio Scotland, the charity’s new communications co-ordinator GERARD GOUGH gives an update on the organisation’s vital work in spreading the Word of God and relieving poverty and suffering... continue reading.


‘Bless Mary’s Meals for giving us some strength’

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One year on from the wonderful news that Mary’s Meals is providing daily meals to more than one million children every school day, Mairead MacRae press and communications officer at Mary’s Meals, looks at the current situation in Malawi and how community-run school feeding programmes are providing a vital life-line to many hungry children... continue reading.


Opposing abortion should not mean shutting anyone out

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

— Whether engaging in vigorous debate with political parties or reaching out to women in distress, pro-life activists should hold firm to their principles and let their compassion shine through, JOHN DEIGHAN of SPUC Scotland reports... continue reading.


Hospice’s connection to St Margaret and the community

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL McCARTNEY of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice looks at the significant dates and events for the Clydebank facility, the fundraising events of the year so far, a new appeal and the highlights of events still to come in this year ... continue reading.


Scots saved lives after Nepal quake

May 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Alistair Dutton, director of SCIAF, reports from Nepal from his visit on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake. He witnessed first-hand the progress that is being made and sees the long road to recovery that still lies ahead... continue reading.


From Ecuador’s epicentre April 17

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MACINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, gives a first hand account of the recent tragic earthquake in the Latin American country... continue reading.

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Syria: ‘I was hungry and you fed me’

April 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Clare Creegan and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need describe the findings of the Catholic charity’s recent project-assessment trip to war-torn Syria, focusing on the needs of the suffering trapped Christians... continue reading.

Bringing light into lives

April 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sally McEllistrim from MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how the charity—through its Scottish supporters—is helping change the lives of people in Malawi both in a material and also a spiritual sense... continue reading.

Our father

March 25th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN’S final report from Ethiopia in support of the 2016 SCIAF Wee Box Appeal looks at the work of Fr Paddy Moran... continue reading.

Standing up for life

March 18th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

LOUISE GRANT, development officer for SPUC SCOTLAND, shares with us some of the pro-life events and initiatives that have taken place—and those planned for the future... continue reading.

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