Heart & Soul 2019


Following the success of last year's In Conversation Tent a programme has been put together that we know will inspire those who stop by.


·       1.00pm  - Faith and Activism:  the world movement for action on climate change. Reverend Michael Mair, Minister of St David's Broomhouse Church in conversation with Theology and English Literature student Heather O'Connor who took part in recent climate change protests.

·       1.45pm - Remembering Srebrenica. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE  in conversation with Ruth Davidson MSP and Iain Gray MSP discussing their commitment to the survivors of the genocide and the relatives of the victims who died. What lessons can we learn to improve community relations in our country?

·       2.35pm - Marking 150 years of CrossReach and the future of health and social care in Scotland. BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym in conversation with Viv Dickenson CEO of CrossReach, the social care arm of the Church of Scotland and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy.

·       3.25pm - The language we use to describe people of other faiths. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE in conversation with Anas Sarwar MSP discussing hate-crime and rooting out racism. 

·       4.15pm - Journeys of faith: Jane Haining and the pilgrims of Santiago. Former Church of Scotland Moderator Alison Elliot CBE FRSE in conversation with Reverend Dr Richard Frazer, author of Travels With A Stick, an account of his Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage and Mary Miller author of Jane Haining a Life of Love and Courage.


We understand that not everyone can make it to Edinburgh on the day and so this year, we are delighted to announce a brand new initiative – Heart & Soul Live and Local. From 1:30pm until the end of worship (around 5:45pm) we will be broadcasting a live, hosted programme live from the Gardens. A team of presenters will bring the very best of Heart and Soul directly into your home or church hall. We would love people to gather with friends and watch together, or simply spend some time on their own watching and taking part in the event. You will be able to join Heart & Soul Live and Local at www.heartandsoul.org.uk.


You will be able to find further details of the event and programme at www.heartandsoul.org.uk.