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Found 10 resource(s) in 'News', for August 2021.
News (all) for August 2021Support Safeguarding Sunday The Queen on York Minster Key role for faith communities The new way of choosing candidates for ordination Are clergy paid enough? Christian Aid launches emergency Global Hunger Appeal Conflict growing in Ethiopia Tearfund draws attention to the misery of Tigray From corporate executive to FGM campaigner Church Commissioners report strong long-term... (1750 words)
The Queen on York MinsterYork Minster is to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year with a statue of the monarch, placed in a niche high on its medieval west front. The figure of the queen will be slightly larger than life, and she will be holding the historic symbols of monarchy: the orb and sceptre. She will be... (101 words)
Support Safeguarding SundayThe Church of England is supporting this year’s Safeguarding Sunday, on 10th October, by encouraging local churches to use their regular Sunday service to think about what safer places look like. The ecumenical initiative from the specialist safeguarding charity thirtyone:eight provides bespoke resources, including films and animations, prayers, preaching notes, children’s activity sheets, hymns and songs... (184 words)
Key role for faith communitiesFaith communities in the UK have played a critical role in supporting many disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people during the pandemic. And the Government is going to need their active support if it is to speed up the process of recovery. So says a recent report, Stepping Up and Stepping Out, from the Good... (172 words)
The new way of choosing candidates for ordinationFrom this autumn, if you want to go for ordination, you will be assessed against a new framework. The C of E is aiming to broaden the range of people who may have a ministerial vocation in the C of E. No longer will you be evaluated against criteria, but instead you will need to... (154 words)
Are clergy paid enough?Clergy are getting enough money, and their pay will stay at its current level. That is the conclusion of a review of the remuneration package for stipendiary clergy officeholders in parochial ministry. But the review did call for targeted support for a minority of clergy who face hardship. And the review acknowledges that the “pandemic... (88 words)
Christian Aid launches emergency Global Hunger AppealChristian Aid has launched an emergency appeal, warning that more than 30 million people in 20 countries are “teetering on the brink of famine”. The Covid health pandemic, climate crisis, and continued conflict has exacerbated hunger and food insecurity in 20 countries. Countries like South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria (in the North East) and... (228 words)
From corporate executive to FGM campaignerDr Ann-Marie Wilson, a leading campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] and violence against women, has announced the release of her first book that captures her inspiring personal journey from training consultant and corporate executive to women’s refuge volunteer and FGM campaigner. Titled Overcoming: My Fight Against FGM, the book tells the story of how,... (349 words)
Conflict growing in Ethiopia“It is more than words and it is even unspeakable!” a Christian from Ethiopia’s Tigray region has told Barnabas Fund. He was struggling to express the horrors that Christians have suffered in seven months of conflict: deaths of pastors, of other Christians in ministry and of ordinary believers; rape of Christian women including Christian workers;... (205 words)
Church Commissioners report strong long-term investment performanceThe Church Commissioners for England have been able to extend financial support to dioceses, cathedrals and churches during the Covid-19 pandemic, underpinned by positive financial returns and despite volatile markets. The Commissioners, in partnership with the Archbishops’ Council, provided £75m of immediate liquidity support and established a £35m Diocesan Sustainability Fund programme, plus a £20m... (163 words)
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