The legacy of the Scottish Reformation is to be marked with a joint conference organised by the Church of Scotland and the Catholic Church in Scotland.
There will also be an evening service at the High Kirk, otherwise known as St Giles Cathedral.
Such an ecumenical event would have been difficult to conceive even 30 years ago, say the two churches.
Mutual distrust and suspicion, caricatures and stereotypes of each other inhibited positive relationships. Through patient dialogue on major theological issues, mutual respect and understanding has grown and developed - as well as much better relations at community level, where the legacy of sectarianism has been challenged - if not yet eliminated, say some critics. ...