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Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for December 2020.
Looking at Church (all articles) for December 2020Bishops warn of a ‘divided nation’ Cathedrals battered by the pandemic Eritrea – more Christians arrested as others released Church of England launches resources on God’s generosity Major clergy wellbeing study results shared Bishop’s call for a better migration policy So many denominations! ** Bishops warn of a ‘divided nation’ The Government should give more... (970 words)
Bishops warn of a ‘divided nation’The Government should give more financial aid to our poorest communities, as they are suffering disproportionately from the pandemic. Otherwise, it runs the risk in a rise of “disillusion and unrest”. So warns the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Manchester and Leeds. In a recent article jointly published in the Yorkshire Post, the... (90 words)
Cathedrals battered by the pandemicCathedrals have struggled this year, as Covid-19 drastically cut visitor numbers, and thus income has plummeted. Numbers of lay staff in cathedrals across the country have been facing possible redundancy, as the financial impact of the pandemic continues to hit. Westminster Abbey alone is losing 20 per cent of its staff as it faces a... (103 words)
Church of England launches resources on God’s generosityThe Church of England’s Giving Team has produced a new series of week-long resources (Sunday to Sunday) to encourage people to live generously. It hoped that parishes will use them to organise their own Generosity Week, at a time suitable for them. The material includes eight daily podcast reflections based on generosity in the Bible. A verse... (116 words)
Eritrea – more Christians arrested as others releasedRelease International can confirm a total of 69 Christian prisoners of faith have now been released in Eritrea – while five more have been arrested. Release partners say that many have been long-term prisoners. One has been behind bars for 16 years. None has ever been sent to trial. When news of their release broke... (173 words)
Major clergy wellbeing study results sharedWhat helps clergy to flourish? Some insights from an ongoing Church of England research programme have now been sent to curates across the country. The study has found six main principles that contribute to the wellbeing of ordained ministers. They include the ability to handle expectations, recognise times of personal vulnerability, establish healthy boundaries, and... (91 words)
Bishop’s call for a better migration policyThe EU needs a more “humane, tolerant and equitable migration policy.” So says the Bishop in Europe, Dr Robert Innes, responding to news of recent deaths of migrants who have attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats. Dr Innes spoke of the recent cases as “deeply saddening”. “Refugees, including children, have perished as... (158 words)
So many denominations!Church leaders often talk about new churches and church planting, but probably talk less about new denominations. Yet new denominations are also being started. In the UK the number has grown from the 97 listed, when they were first counted in 1977, to 250 by the year 2000, falling to 230 by this year. The number of denominations... (132 words)
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