Talking of the Trinity, is a new publication by ACTS, prepared by the Faith Studies Network.
to download a PDF copy of the publication please click on this link.
Scotland’s Christian Churches offer a vision for education
Download a PDF copy of the publication from here.
Scottish Churches and Contemporary Migration, Conference Report
One of the Crowd
Conference Report: The Changing Post Office
Harvesting the Fields of Wisdom, A Report of the ACTS Conference “Old Age: Wasteland or Harvest Field”.
Wednesday 29th October 2008 - Gillis Centre, Edinburgh; The conference was attended by people from the Catholic Church, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Reformed Church, and Church of Scotland, and the Baptist Church and included ministers and chaplains as well as visitors and carers from within those denominations. Read the report of the conference on Faith in Older People website or download a PDF copy from here.
Together - ACTS Newsletter
International Peace Day
Produced in Scotland in 2008, by NEWS (Network of Ecumenical Women in Scotland) a group of Christian women, to celebrate the International Peace Day, and the International Decade of Culture of Peace 2001 – 2010
Holy Week Resources from ACTS
"Easter week is a bridge too many wash away. Palm Sunday is on one bank, Easter Sunday the other. Sadly, the worldly detour round chocolate, chicks and bunny rabbits is too often preferred to the more demanding and risky religious crossing. Easter needs the “week link” to make the connection and resurrect a true appreciation of all that has been done for our sakes".
Lent 2008 Resources: Pathways to prayer
A joint BBC and CTBI (Churches Together in Britain and Ireland) production for Lent 2008.
ACTS Ecumenical audit
In 2005 ACTS conducted an ecumenical audit in three Scottish towns and cities to evaluate the ecumenical work at the local level. The research was compiled by Mairi Munro.
Entitled 'Easter from the Inside', the booklet is written by Rev Douglas Galbraith, Chair of the Church Life Network of ACTS and interim Ecumenical Officer of the Church of Scotland. It contains Bible readings and meditations for each day in Holy Week.
Scotland and Slavery
Copies of the leaflet can be obtained from Tom Moyes, ACTS' Network Officer. The leaflets are free but it may be necessary to charge for post and packing.
Lent 2007: Set All Free
The material in the pack is designed to help Christians to remember, to reflect upon, and to respond to slavery past and present during 2007 - two hundred years after the Act to abolish the Slave Trade was passed in the Westminster Parliament.
Hospitality of the Heart
The Studies address the question "How does the divine imperative of hospitality challenge us to invite our neighbour into the heart of our Christian life together?
A booklet containing these Studies is available from CAIRS and copies can be obtained by contacting Andrew Sarle, CAIRS Inter Faith Education Officer, ACTS, Inglewood, Alloa FK10 2HU (Telephone 0772 456 8259. or by
"Where the Heart Is …"
A five week study guide for ecumenical groups. Each Session includes worship material and a Scripture passage to be studied. Questions and group exercises to stimulate discussion are provided as well as notes to assist group facilitators with their preparation for meetings. The studies are entitled "Belonging, Identity, Culture, Home" and "Journey".
• Paperback, 67 pages. Price per copy - £3.99 including postage and packing. Orders for more than five copies attract a discount of £1 per copy.
Breaking New Ground - Addressing Contemporary Issues
Prepared to stimulate the discussions at the First Scottish Ecumenical Assembly in 2001, this book contains eight thought provoking and accessible essays on the contemporary issues which were the Assembly's themes - Poverty; Alienation; Work; Spirituality; Science and Technology; and Dynamic Ways of Being Church.
• Paperback, 160 pages. Price per copy - £3 including postage and packing. Orders for more than five copies attract a discount of 50p per copy.
Ecumenical Adventure - a Dunblane Initiative
The story of the work done in the first ten years of the life of Scottish Churches' House, written by the first Warden, Ian M. Fraser. The House was envisaged as a space, owned by the Churches, in which they could begin to learn to grow together, and together to serve Scotland. Ian Fraser's book makes clear how the activities of the House were used by the Churches to become involved with issues which were important to Scotland in the 1960s and to increase their understanding of each other.
• Paperback, 213 pages. Price per copy - £2.50 including postage and packing. Orders for more than five copies attract a discount of £0.50 per copy.
Sharing the Past : Shaping the Future - The Story of the Scottish Churches
Written as a resource for Lent Studies in 1995, Dr Henry R. Sefton's book traces the development of the Christian Churches in Scotland since Celtic times. The book is a useful starting place for anyone interested in learning more about the turning points which led to the church scene of today.
• Paperback, 15 pages. Price per copy - £1 including postage and packing.