The plight of minorities in Syria

LORRAINE CURRIE An international development professional who worked for over 20 years in the Middle East analyses the conflict that has created one of the largest humanitarian crisis in modern history and engulfed an ancient and diverse society whose minority groups are now under threat.
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Living simply in Lent – February 2013

VAL MORGAN Every year during Lent, SCIAF (the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) invites people across Scotland to live more simply so that others might simply live, by giving something up, sharing what they save, and supporting efforts to end world poverty. The agency’s communications officer explains how the WEE BOX BIG Change campaign reflects SCIAF’s approach to international development. Continue reading

A hard battle worth the fight – February 2013

ROBIN HILL Exactly 10 years ago the Church of Scotland HIV/AIDS Project came into being. Its purposes: to provide a mechanism for awareness-raising and fund-raising across an entire denomination, and to provide assistance to partner agencies in Scotland and other parts of the world. The convener of the church’s HIV programme reflects on the journey so far. Continue reading
Feb/Mar 2020

In June 2019 Open House held a conference exploring possible new directions for the Catholic Church in Scotland. See conference papers.

Open House also held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.