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A radical vision

The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers considers the way ahead for the Church of Scotland ahead of this year’s General Assembly.

THIS time last year as Councils and Committees readied themselves for the General Assembly there was little hint of the storm that was brewing in the ranks. The General Assembly, however, is an extraordinary phenomenon and while it is easy to criticise, it is never easy to predict. As a gathering the General Assembly has the ability to conjure up all manner of feelings and emotions. I have seen it act with great compassion and grace. I have witnessed it reaching compromises that, at one and the same time, have perplexed the firebrands of the left and the right.

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