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Found 13 resource(s) in 'News - Weekly Update', for November 2020.
News (all articles) for November 2020‘Renewal’ for Church is coming despite ‘trauma’ of pandemic – Archbishops Offering hope as we face a second wave – Archbishops’ letter to bishops Unanimous support from Archbishops’ Council on safeguarding proposals Safe Spaces launches to offer support to survivors Clergy encouraged to take part in remuneration survey Refugee bakers feed people in need from... (3077 words)
‘Renewal’ for Church is coming despite ‘trauma’ of pandemic – ArchbishopsThe Church will emerge “renewed and changed” from the crisis of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said. In a recent joint address to members of the Church of England’s General Synod, Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell said that amid a time of trauma, loss and struggle in this... (615 words)
Offering hope as we face a second wave – Archbishops’ letter to bishopsThe Church has a vital role to play in offering hope and comfort to the nation as we face an expected second wave of the coronavirus, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said. In a joint letter to the bishops of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell set out a... (279 words)
Unanimous support from Archbishops’ Council on safeguarding proposalsThe Archbishops’ Council, at a recent meeting, voted unanimously for safeguarding proposals to offer both immediate practical support to survivors of abuse and also to strengthen independence in the Church’s safeguarding work. The Council approved a proposed plan for an interim pilot support scheme for survivors and agreed to draw down reserves for an initial... (225 words)
Safe Spaces launches to offer support to survivorsA new service providing vital support for survivors of church-related abuse has recently become operational. Safe Spaces, commissioned by the Anglican and Catholic Churches in England and Wales, is to be run by Victim Support, a national charity with a track record of providing survivor support. Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service,... (210 words)
Clergy encouraged to take part in remuneration surveyStipendiary clergy, along with some retired and self-supporting ministers, are being encouraged to take part in a confidential listening exercise designed to help inform a review of the clergy remuneration package. All stipendiary clergy have been issued with a questionnaire asking for their views on the remuneration package, as part of the Clergy Remuneration Review,... (172 words)
Refugee bakers feed people in need from church kitchenA bakery set up in a church kitchen to train refugee women in bread-making skills is now supplying its local food bank with more than 200 loaves a week following the coronavirus lockdown. Proof Bakery in Coventry, founded two years ago in conjunction with the Church Urban Fund, is sending 250 loaves a week to... (173 words)
Churches report rising food bank demand as a result of pandemicNearly 100,000 households sought food aid from the Trussell Trust’s network of food banks for the first time earlier this year, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Demand is surging further this autumn, as a result of the economic fallout from the virus. The research comes after food banks run or supported by Church... (147 words)
Call for the Government to #KeepTheLifelineChristians Against Poverty (CAP) has joined more than 60 other anti-poverty charities to call on the Government to #KeepTheLifeline, and not lower the standard allowance of Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit by £20 a week in April 2021, to the level at which it was before lockdown. A spokesman for CAP said: “We’re in... (245 words)
Back to school: Charities create tips for teachers to help young carersThe Children’s Society and Carers Trust have been helping teachers give more support to young carers, as they came back to school this autumn. Research suggests as many as one in five pupils in secondary schools in England are young carers. Because of the high numbers, the charities, who jointly run the Young Carers in... (220 words)
Criminals took advantage of school closures to exploit childrenNew figures for the second quarter of 2020 show children accounted for 346 out of 409 referrals to the National Referral Mechanism – the system for identifying victims of modern slavery – which related to concerns about criminal exploitation through so-called county lines drug trafficking operations. The overall number of county lines referrals for all... (204 words)
UK needs a new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or BeliefFollowing Rehman Chishti’s recent resignation as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Open Doors, who works with the Persecuted Church, has called for another Special Envoy to be appointed as quickly as possible, “to continue this important work”. It was in September that Rehman Chishti MP resigned his position. He had... (253 words)
Egypt tops list as 3.7 million Scriptures given to children last yearBible Society teams worldwide provided almost 3.7 million Scripture items for children last year. More than 1.1 million children’s Scriptures were distributed in Egypt alone. This is the largest number for one nation, in a place where ministry with young people is a top priority. Through festivals, competitions and quizzes, the Bible Society of Egypt engages with hundreds of... (63 words)
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