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‘We need drastic action now’

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THIS is an emergency and we are scared. So, we strike.

Since Greta Thunberg started striking from school last year and speaking truth to power, I, along with over a million other young people, have been part of a global movement demanding that our governments listen to climate scientists who have been warning of ecological breakdown for over 30 years. They have not listened, and we are now in an ecological emergency. Humanity is at a crossroads. Those in power choose whether we will live.

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The Very Rev Albert Bogle reflects on the future challenge of technology for the Church.
Jackie Macadam reports on Toilet Twinning and AquAid, projects seeking to bring clean water and sanitation to communities.
Thomas Baldwin considers some of the key reports to this year’s General Assembly.
Jackie Macadam meets social worker turned author Mary Miller.
Lynne McNeil learns more about the Weekend of Invitation which takes place in churches across Scotland this month.
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John R Hume considers the history and design of a church in a town north-east of Glasgow.
Continuing the series celebrating 150 years of social care in the Church of Scotland, the Rev Dr Doug Gay uncovers the work of Threshold, a CrossReach project in Edinburgh.
Heather O’Connor explains why she fears for the future.
Jackie Macadam reports on a major conference for deacons and deaconesses which is coming to Scotland this month.
The Very Rev Dr James Simpson reflects on his meeting with Sir Harry Secombe.
Thomas Baldwin reports on an honour for a Church of Scotland prison chaplain.
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