Cadder Parish Church, Bishopbriggs.

Scottish Women's Aid - Speaking Out Project

Cadder Church has received two requests from Scottish Women's Aid regarding their Speaking Out project - if you are interested in taking part please get in touch with the relevant project officer/coordinator.

Speaking Out Exhibition

Speaking Out: Recalling Women's Aid in Scotland is a heritage project focussed on the history of the Women's Aid movement in Scotland. The project will produce an exhibition which will tour across Scotland during 2017. The exhibition will include information on pop-up banners, oral histories and archival material. The team are looking for a diverse range of venues across Scotland to host the exhibition, which can be adapted to suit different spaces. For further information please contact the project engagement officer, Ria Sloan, at ria.sloan@scottishwomensaid.org.uk

Oral History Participants

Speaking Out: Recalling Women's Aid in Scotland is a heritage project focussed on the history of the Women's Aid movement in Scotland. The project is gathering oral histories and the team are looking for people who have had a connection to Women's Aid, to be interviewed by volunteers who will record these unique stories. Interviewees may include people who worked or volunteered for a local group, referred women to the service, or who pushed the Women's Aid agenda. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the project coordinator Sarah Browne at sarah.browne@scottishwomensaid.org.uk.

Church of Scotland General Assembly votes to support Speak Out: 10,000 voices for change

In September 2015 the Church and Society Council launched 'Speak Out: 10,000 voices for change', a process with the aim of listening to individuals from churches and communities across Scotland and to hear their hopes and concerns for Scotland and the world.

Almost 11,000 people took part in Speak Out so our target of 10,000 was not only met but surpassed. The Council is immensely grateful to every single person who filled in a postcard, drew a picture and took part on-line, and who told us what it is we need to do to create a fairer, more equal and more just world - a world more like what God intended.

Speak Out identified seven focus areas that will be used to guide the work of the Council, with a central theme of 'how we relate to one another as we strive for a world free from poverty and injustice':

  • Ensuring the health and well-being of all
  • Investing in our young people
  • Building local communities where people flourish
  • Doing politics differently
  • Creating an economy driven by equality
  • Building global friendships
  • Caring for creation

To keep you up-to-date with our progress, we have created a new webpage which you can find here.