Presbyterian News Headlines For The Week Ending April 27, 2013


Here are a few of the global Presbyterianism headlines that caught my attention in the past week:

A couple of weeks ago the hot topic for the Church of Scotland was the report to the General Assembly from the Theological Commission on Same-sex Relationships and the Ministry. This past week the news shifted on to a Joint Report on the Implications for the Church of Scotland of Independence for Scotland. The recommendation that seems to have caught everyone's attention is "In the event of Scottish Independence... that the monarch should have a Scottish coronation..." Among the articles covering this are:
Scottish independence: Church of Scotland to debate coronations - From the BBC

Kirk: Give future monarch a Scots coronation after Yes vote - From The Herald

And it was noted that the Free Church of Scotland would also be exploring this topic:
Free Church to Discuss Independence - Free Church of Scotland news article

In the Free Church of Scotland there is another interesting pastoral call following last month's call of an Italian minister to Leith:
Anglican Minister to take Free Church Congregation - From The Scotsman

In Ireland, where the Presbyterian Church opposes same-sex marriage, a political leader came under fire for his views that differ from the church's position:
Alliance leader David Ford stands down as church elder over his support for gay marriage- From The Irish Times

And from the Presbyterian Church of Ghana:
Indiscipline amongst the youth need to be checked - Okyenhene - From GhanaWeb [note: The Okyenhene is the royal leader of a clan in Eastern Ghana. he was speaking at a Presbyterian Church.]

Politicians can’t fool Ghanaians any longer – Presby Moderator - From Vibe Ghana
 
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