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View From Earth Blog 24th May

View From Earth Blog 24th May

On our View from Earth style blog this week we tune in to some of the debates of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, with gay ministers hitting the headlines. And we not the dissent of the Free Church of Scotland.

We catch up with other issues such as the attack on the Government for lack of tax equality and foodbanks.

We note the visit of the leader of the Sikh community and the ministers from Syria and Nepal appealing for support.

We hear of the Pope’s recognition of the State of Palestine and the canonisation of two Palestinian nuns.

We hear of Jean Vanier’s award and the welcome to the Vatican of the controversial priest who campaigns for the poor of South America.

We mark the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Knox and his new biography by Professor Jane Dawson.

“Sandra’s Diary” marks thre recent major news events.

Andrew Barr tells us of the feast of the ascension in Crichton with an Episcopal Eucharist.