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Found 9 resource(s) in 'News', for June 2021.
News (all) for June 2021Churches to launch nature count within the ‘National Park’ of churchyards Churches stepped up support for their communities during pandemic New ‘Vision’ as Church of England engages with Further Education Colleges Archbishop of York’s Presidential Address to General Synod Church Commissioners to reduce carbon intensity of its portfolio by 2025 From Lament to Action: Anti-Racism... (2123 words)
Churches to launch nature count within the ‘National Park’ of churchyardsHundreds of churches have signed up to a week-long ‘nature count’ occurring this month (June), which will encourage people to visit churchyards and record what they see. Churches Count on Nature, to run between 5th-13th June, is a citizen-science event covering churchyards across England and Wales. Communities and visitors will be asked to make a... (214 words)
Churches stepped up support for communities during pandemicMore than 4,000 Church of England parishes have stepped up their support to local communities in the face of rising levels of poverty, loneliness and isolation since the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research. Church volunteers have delivered food, shopped, walked dogs and collected prescriptions this past year, according to a report by the Church... (294 words)
New ‘Vision’ as Church of England engages with Further Education CollegesThe Church of England has recently launched a new ‘Vision for Further Education’, which calls for a major shift in its engagement with the sector. The report, Vocation, Transformation & Hope, highlights three themes, exploring how further education (FE) makes a significant difference to people’s sense of vocation, their personal transformation, and their hope for society. The... (170 words)
Archbishop of York’s Presidential Address to General SynodIt was “sobering and shameful” for the Church of England to be “confronted by the recent Panorama documentary”, which looked at “a number of shockingly specific instances where sisters and brothers in Christ have experienced racism in the Church of England.” So said the Archbishop of York in his recent Presidential Address to the General Synod. He... (223 words)
Church Commissioners to reduce carbon intensity of its portfolio by 2025The Church Commissioners for England have announced their goal to reduce the carbon intensity of their investment portfolio by 25% by 2025. The 25% reduction target, based on a baseline of 2019, is “a realistic goal in our mission to create real world change to transition to a net zero global economy.” The Church Commissioners... (116 words)
From Lament to Action: Anti-Racism Taskforce calls for urgent changeThe Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce recently published its report, From Lament to Action, which proposes a suite of changes designed alter the culture of the Church of England. It issues a warning to the Archbishops that a failure to act could be a “last straw” for many people of UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) or Global Majority... (410 words)
Church of England partners with Durham University– to support decarbonisation The Church of England will be supported in its ambitious aim of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 through a new partnership with the Durham Energy Institute In February 2020, the General Synod voted for a new target for all parts of the Church to work to become carbon net zero by 2030.... (247 words)
Bishop tells General Synod to speak against persecution of religious believers and atheistsThe Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, recently told General Synod that “human dignity and flourishing is diminished” when religious believers and atheists are persecuted. He also warned the Church of England’s decision-making body that it would be an “act of self-harm” only to speak up for persecuted Christians. Speaking in a debate on Freedom of... (184 words)
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