Found 8 resource(s) in 'News', for October 2019.
News (all) for October 2019Bishops issue open letter on Brexit Grant awarded for research into Messy Churches Christians have taken action to promote biodiversity for Season of Creation 2019 Amazon Rainforest fires Marriage registration changes on the way! Sports ministry receives boost from Church of England Islamist extremists attack Boga ** Editor: A group of Bishops has issued an... (3353 words)
Bishops issue open letter on BrexitA group of Church of England bishops has issued an open letter on the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and the need for national reconciliation, notwithstanding the potential prorogation of Parliament. The full text is as follows: The Archbishop of Canterbury has conditionally agreed to chair a Citizens Forum in Coventry and, without prejudice for any... (592 words)
Grant awarded for research into Messy ChurchesThe Church of England is to fund new research to help deepen the faith of families and children attending ‘Messy Churches’ – non-traditional church gatherings that attract tens of thousands of worshippers across the country. A grant of £100,000 has been awarded to the Church of England’s Evangelism and Discipleship Team to study deepening the... (424 words)
Christians have taken action to promote biodiversity for Season of Creation 2019Church-goers across the world have been in wellies in recent weeks, in order to clean local waterways, plant trees and promote wild areas in churchyards as part of a global initiative to encourage biodiversity and help stem the effects of climate change. From 1st September to 4th October Christians around the world, including from the... (508 words)
Amazon Rainforest firesRecently responding to the fires in the Amazon rainforest, the Church of England’s lead bishop for Environmental Affairs, the Bishop of Salisbury, Nick Holtam, has said: “There is a climate emergency which does not know international boundaries. The Amazon is a global resource as well as a national one. “I have been asked to sign... (125 words)
Marriage registration changes on the way!The Government plans to introduce a new system of registration for marriages, including church weddings, in England and Wales. It is anticipated that the new system will replace traditional marriage registers with a new ‘marriage document’ to be signed by the couple at the wedding and lodged with the local register office. Although no date... (319 words)
Sports ministry receives boost from Church of EnglandFive-a-side football, running groups, after-school sports and a boxing club are to be supported by the Church of England as part of a drive to reach people who may never have been to church before, it was announced today. Football, netball and fitness groups are to be funded by the Church of England in Norfolk... (710 words)
Islamist extremists attack BogaMore than 200 people including women and children have been abducted and a church mission hospital and shops looted by Islamist extremists during a raid on Boga, Democratic Republic of Congo, a majority-Christian country. The Bishop of Boga Diocese, eastern Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo, Rt Rev. William Bahemuka, said the Muslim militant group ADF (Allied... (183 words)
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