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In partnership with The Church of Scotland

Wendy Young moved from Northern Ireland to work for Christian Aid Scotland seven years ago. She has recently taken on a new role coordinating worship and theology partnerships. This role includes facilitating dialogue around the bible on issues of poverty and justice between local and global partners. By connecting grassroots communities around the world she hopes to deepen a sense of solidarity and sustain participants in the movement for justice. This year she is also climbing 70 Munro mountains to mark the 70th anniversary of Christian Aid walking in solidarity, overcoming poverty and moving mountains of injustice around the world.

Robin Hill was born in 1964 and raised in Glasgow. Following an international law degree at the University of Glasgow and doctoral research at the University of Aberdeen, in 1990 Robin completed his Ph.D. in criminal air law at St Andrews.

Five years as editor of Life and Work magazine were followed by a divinity degree at Edinburgh, and ordination as a Church of Scotland minister in 2004. Currently minister of Gladsmuir and Longniddry in East Lothian, Robin served as convener of the Church of Scotland HIV Programme for seven years.

Robin is married to Ailsa, a person-centred counsellor.


Tara Shannon and Hanah Dunlop are two young people from Dalgety Parish Church in Fife. At high school both of us are part of Inverkeithing high school Eco School. Hannah is now at the University of Aberdeen studying Spanish and history. After spending a year at the Scottish rural University College (SRUC) Tara decided that she did not like University and is now working for the NHS in IT department. Both of us are so passionate about God’s creation we decided, along with other young people from our church, to try and get the Church of Scotland to divest from fossil fuels.

The call to loving action is twofold – how can we influence the structures that hold power in our society, and how do we uncover the root causes of inequality and seek to change them through actions for justice?

Chair: Richard Frazer I Speakers: Wendy Young, Robin Hill, Lesley Orr, Hannah Dunlop, Tara Shannon

  • Dates and Times Aug 27 at 18:00 
  • Venue St John's Church, Princes St (Venue 127), Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ (Hall at St John's)
  • Ticket Prices £5.00
  • Age Guidance +16
  • Category Conversations

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