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Affirmation Scotland is a group that has formed within the Church of Scotland. It is dedicated to the Gospel and a Church characterised by grace, compassion and inclusion.

Praying for an Inclusive Church - 17 May 2015
7.30 pm - St Andrews and St George's West Parish Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Since 2007 Affirmation Scotland has held a service during the week of The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland: we've named the service 'Praying for an Inclusive Church.'

 Why have we done this?

 Simply because since 2007 (and before) the Kirk has been discussing and debating the inclusion (or otherwise) of those in it who are lesbian or gay and those in same-sex relationships.  I am sure you are familiar with this.

 This year we are again holding our special service and it could be a significant year in the journey towards the affirmation and inclusion of LGBT people in the Kirk.  Around Scotland, Presbyteries have voted to approve the draft legislation that will permit the ordination, induction or appointment of a minister or deacon in a Civil Partnership.  The Assembly will be asked endorse this.  It is likely that there will also be a discussion about same-sex marriage.  None of this will give equality overnight in the Church to those who are in same-relationships - but that day is looking closer than ever.

 The service will be on Sunday 17 May, at 7.30pm, in St. Andrew's and St. George's West Parish Church, George Street, Edinburgh.  It would be wonderful to have a large congregation for this service: please come if you can and encourage others as well.

 Our guest preacher will be The Revd. Dr. Ken Kovacs, who is the Presbyterian Church (USA) delegate to the Assembly and is on the Board of The Covenant Network of Presbyterians - an organisation in the PCUSA which works towards inclusion and affirmation of all of God's people.

 Thank you for your support of Affirmation Scotland and for your prayers that our church will be ever more inclusive and mirror the radical welcome and grace of God.

 Affirmation Scotland now has a presence on Facebook which replaces the Discussion Forum which was part of this site.

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