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Meet the team

The Evangelical Alliance has a dedicated team of staff, board and council members who work in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, serving the church locally and nationally in order to help Christians and churches make Jesus known in society.

20s & 30s/Nurturing the leaders of the future

This 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…

1 March 2018
Kieran Turner

Politics/Together serving Scotland

Around 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…

28 September 2017
Kieran Turner

Politics/Hot on the heels of Holyrood

The 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…

20 September 2018
Kieran Turner

Politics/Haters going to hate?

If 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,…

25 October 2018
Kieran Turner

Politics/Stand up for freedom

The 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…

18 February 2019
Kieran Turner

Society/Getting in the festive spirit

If there’s one thing elections and the run up to Christmas have in common, it’s noise. Vast quantities of noise. This time we’ve had a double whammy. And just like the election I’m sure there’s many of us longing for the silent peace of Christmas day. The day when the shopping is done (though even…

14 December 2019
Kieran Turner

Politics/Brexit: Is it an opportunity for the church?

Whether you are passionately celebrating, or convinced we are making a terrible mistake, or just plain fed up with the whole thing, there is no doubt that this is a significant moment in our recent national history. Brexit, it appears, does indeed mean Brexit.After so many words have been written…

30 January 2020
Kieran Turner

Public Leader: Scotland

We have three 24-hour residential weekends, each taking place at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire. These will take place on:1 – 2 November 201931 – 1 January/February 202029 – 30 May 2020Participants in this cohort will be asked to contribute £650 towards the programme, but bursaries are available in…

Changes to gender recognition in Scotland challenged by the Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance has called on the Scottish government to provide greater clarity in their planned reform of the Gender Recognition Act. The changes announced reduce the period someone has to have lived in their new gender from the current two years, to six months, with three of those as a…

20 June 2019

Unity/Refuel 2018 was a success. Bring on 2019!

“Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee, how great thou art, how great thou art.” This was the first hymn that was sung at the opening of Refuel 18, and the voices of more than 800 people glorifying God together certainly set the tone for what was to come over the course of the week. The…

14 August 2018
Andrea Carvalho

NOW CLOSED: Hate crime consultation: respond to the Scottish Government

No one wants to live in a society which tolerates malicious speech or harassment, but nor do we want legislation that brands reasonable discussion or criticism of other views as “hate”. In a survey of Evangelicals in the UK, we found that 84 per cent of respondents believe that freedom of speech…

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