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News (all) for September 2022Synod votes to condemn Russian invasion Archbishop meets head of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine Protecting freedom of religion or belief protects everyone, says Archbishop Keep highlighting abuses of freedom of religion and belief, bishops urge Synod endorses plan to reach net zero carbon by 2030 General Synod welcomes £3.6bn investment in mission and ministry... (1542 words)
General Synod votes to condemn Russian invasionRussia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine was recently condemned by the General Synod in a debate where members heard of the suffering and terror experienced by ordinary Ukrainians because of the conflict. Members backed a call for prayer for an end to the war in Ukraine and for parishes and dioceses to work towards providing long... (175 words)
Archbishop meets head of the Orthodox Church in UkraineThe Archbishop of Canterbury recently welcomed the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, to Lambeth Palace. “We heard the most heart-breaking stories of atrocities against civilians and against Orthodox clergy in occupied territory, yet amidst it all the Patriarch spoke of love for all, especially enemies,” he said. “Of course, like all... (150 words)
Protecting freedom of religion or belief protects everyone, says ArchbishopRestrictions on freedom of worship often go hand-in-hand with other forms of repression including against women and minorities, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has warned government ministers from around the world. He recently told a recent global summit on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) that: “When people are free to worship and express... (159 words)
Keep highlighting abuses of freedom of religion and belief, bishops urgePoliticians from around the world have been urged to ‘keep up the momentum’ on tackling abuses of freedom of religion or belief, by the Church of England bishop who led a recent key review of Foreign Office support for persecuted Christians. The Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, told a recent global summit on Freedom of... (164 words)
Synod endorses plan to reach net zero carbon by 2030The Church of England’s General Synod has endorsed detailed plans designed to help the Church to reach net zero carbon by 2030. The Routemap to Net Zero Carbo by 2030, published this Summer, encourages cathedrals, churches, schools and theological education institutions to make changes to their daily activities to reduce carbon emissions. The Bishop of... (181 words)
General Synod welcomes £3.6bn investment in mission and ministryThe Church of England’s General Synod recently welcomed the Church Commissioners’ and Archbishops’ Council’s long-term spending plans. The Archbishop of York said that the plans, which cover £3.6bn over the next nine years, amounted to the Church “putting our money where our missional mouth is.” The spending would “underpin transformation towards being a ‘Simpler, Humbler... (171 words)
More funding needed for palliative care, General Synod hearsThe General Synod recently called on the Government to allocate more money for palliative care, as members voted to reaffirm the Church of England’s opposition to a change in the law on Assisted Suicide. Following a debate, members backed a Private Member’s Motion (PMM) paying tribute to the ‘enormous and untiring’ efforts of health professionals... (102 words)
Global Anglican Communion given more choice of future Archbishops of CanterburyThe global Anglican Communion will have a greater voice on the body which nominates future Archbishops of Canterbury, as a result of changes recently approved by the Church of England’s General Synod. Until now the wider worldwide Anglican Communion, outside of England, has been represented by just one of the 16 members of the Crown... (292 words)
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