In 2012, we gathered to seek the road we should take. On Thursday 24th September
2015, we gathered again to follow-up on what we learned then and travel further On
This was a wonderful day of discovery. Find out more by clicking here.
Edinburgh Festival Highlighting Human Trafficking
A Mothers' Union member in Glasgow and Galloway diocese, saw an opportunity advertised
in the Provincial newsletter to raise the profile of human trafficking. The Scottish
Churches anti-human trafficking group decided to hire two of the UN trafficking boxes
for use during the Edinburgh Festival and they were looking for volunteers to work
for 4 hours, engaging with the public and encouraging them to sign a petition.
Over 30 million people worldwide live in slavery today. It is not something that
only happens in distant lands – it happens here and now in Scotland. People are forced
to live in appalling conditions. They are deceived into working long hours in the
fishing industry, or in the fields, in hotels and restaurants, in brothels and in
In Luke, chapter 4, we are told that Jesus said that he was here, among us, 'to set
the oppressed free.' The Scottish Churches' Anti-Human Trafficking Group, made up
of representatives from all the major denominations in Scotland, has been campaigning
for years against the awful crime that is human trafficking.
I would like to encourage anyone to look for the opportunity to get people talking
about this, write to their MSP's and pray for the oppressed. There’s more about this
on the Campaigns page of this website.
General Meeting 2015
The meeting was held in Nottingham on the last Friday of June. As has been the case
for the last few years, a group of members from Scotland attended the meeting and
the services held on the Thursday evening. Click here to read more about the trip.
Provincial Retreat 2015
Held in the week after Easter Week and led by Fiona Fidgin, the Retreat challenged
and inspired us. It picked up on the MU theme for this year, United in Prayer and
explored a wide variety of ways of praying. It encouraged us to find the ways that
suit our individual personalities and to recognise that we need to be open to change.
Change will help us grow and keep prayer relevant to our circumstances as they inevitably