Kieran Turner

Kieran Turner

Kieran joined the Evangelical Alliance Scotland team in 2012. Prior to this he worked for MSPs at the Scottish parliament for three years, with spells in both Edinburgh and Inverness. Before this he spent a number of years working in youth and community work in the housing estates of his native Glasgow. Kieran helps the Evangelical Alliance connect with politicians in Holyrood and local government, connects with national and local media, and also provides support and encouragement to churches, organisations and individual Christians trying to engage with wider Scottish society.

Stand up for freedom

18 February 2019The Scottish Government is in the process of developing new hate crime legislation and has asked citizens to respond with their thoughts on what shape these new laws should take. At the Evangelical Alliance, we believe that malicious crime is abhorrent, and we want to ensure that the law effectively protects people from it. But, without care, hate crime legislation could end up failing to protect people, especially where freedoms of speech, expression and religion are concerned. That’s why we…

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Haters going to hate?

25 October 2018If you’ve been around Scotland in the last few weeks you may have seen one of the posters from the new One Scotland ‘Dear Haters’ anti-hate crime campaign funded by the Scottish Government and backed by Police Scotland. If you’ve seen one, you won’t forget it: they are punchy and hard-hitting, starting with phrases like ‘Dear Racists’ and signing off on behalf of the whole of Scotland with the phrase ‘Yours, Scotland’. The posters are designed around each of the protected characteristics,…

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Hot on the heels of Holyrood

20 September 2018The first week in September signalled the return of Holyrood after the summer recess and with it the new programme for government for the coming parliamentary year. The previous parliamentary session had finished at the end of June with a dramatic week that included a large Cabinet and Ministerial reshuffle (with one nomination subsequently being withdrawn) and the dropping of the Scottish Government’s flagship Education Bill. Both these factors meant there were a number of areas of policy…

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Nurturing the leaders of the future

1 March 2018This means that bringing hope and good leadership into the public arena is needed now more than ever. From the local community centre to our national parliaments, from the staff room to the boardroom, we need hope-filled Christian public leaders who are living out the kingdom of God in every area of society, for the glory of God and the benefit of all. This has been the goal of our public leadership programme. A significant breakthrough came in 2016 when we pioneered our first public leadership…

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Together serving Scotland

28 September 2017Around 30 MSPs attended a member’s business debate brought by Kate Forbes MSP to highlight the work of Serve Scotland, a coalition that Evangelical Alliance Scotland helps to facilitate. Serve Scotland brings together Christians who are passionate about social transformation in local communities through churches demonstrating the gospel. Twelve MSPs spoke in the main chamber of the parliament during the hour long debate, highlighting story after story of the good work Christians are doing…

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