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Found 9 resource(s) in 'News', for October 2021.
News (all stories) for October 2021‘Wake up world!’ – Bishop calls for action after climate report Persecution of Christians set to rise in Afghanistan New network launched to support ordinands from minority ethnic backgrounds New research reveals significant contribution by cathedrals to local economies Teahouse group of Chinese heritage clergy is launched New Chair for Christian Aid Dracula isn’t here!... (1728 words)
‘Wake up world!’ – Bishop calls for action after climate reportThe Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has called for immediate action on climate change, following the publication of the major UN scientific report. He said: “The message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report is loud and clear: ‘Wake up world!’ “It is time to stop playing political games and take action... (140 words)
Persecution of Christians set to rise in AfghanistanAs the Taliban tighten their grip on Afghanistan, Release International has warned that attacks on Christians are likely to rise across the region. One church leader in Afghanistan said Christians were living in great fear. Some who worked for the government now face reprisals, and any identified as Christians could be killed. Christians risk betrayal,... (336 words)
New network launched to support ordinands from minority ethnic backgroundsAn independent network for people training for ordained ministry in the Church of England who are from minority ethnic backgrounds has been launched. The UKME (UK Minority Ethnic) Ordinands and Curates group hopes to meet every three months to provide a voice and support for a growing number of UKME ordinands and curates. The group... (249 words)
New research reveals significant contribution by cathedrals to local economiesA new report has highlighted the hugely positive economic and social impact England’s cathedrals have on their cities. In 2019, England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals contributed £235m to their local economies. They provided 6,065 jobs, full time equivalent jobs and volunteering posts for 15,400 people who gave 906,000 hours of their time. They welcomed more than... (169 words)
Teahouse group of Chinese heritage clergy is launchedA national network of Church of England clergy of Chinese heritage that grew out of a Whatsapp support group during the pandemic has been launched. The Teahouse, made up of clergy and ordinands from across the country, was founded by the Revd Mark Nam, a curate at St Anne’s church in Oldland and United Church... (191 words)
New Chair for Christian AidThe Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, the former Archbishop of York, will be the next Chair of the board of international development agency Christian Aid. Dr Sentamu – who has been outspoken on issues of poverty and justice in the UK and globally for many years – served as the Archbishop of... (227 words)
Dracula isn’t here!A church in North Yorkshire has been trying to convince eager tourists that the vampire’s grave is NOT in their churchyard. Recently the church leaders at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitby, even put up a poster in the entrance door which reads: “Please do not ask staff where Dracula’s grave is as... (152 words)
Please help victims of Haiti’s earthquakeThe Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can have launched a joint appeal in response to the powerful earthquake that recently struck Haiti’s Southern Peninsula. More than 2,000 people were crushed to death in the terrible quake. Thousands more are destitute, their homes destroyed. “As the Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can... (85 words)
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