Found 7 resource(s) in 'News', for April 2019.
News (all articles) for April 2019Church leaders give blessing to plastic-free faith Easter Egg General Synod backs plans to mobilise one million worshippers New code of practice on ecumenical cooperation approved General Synod backs drive to create new churches on estates Church of England commits to next generation evangelism Call for long view on ‘Character Education and Resilience’ New standards... (1730 words)
Church leaders give blessing to plastic-free faith Easter EggThe Archbishop of York and the lead Bishop for the environment have welcomed a ‘plastic free’ version of The Real Easter Egg. Out of the 80 million eggs sold in the UK every year The Real Easter Egg is the only one which includes a 24 page copy of the Easter story in the box, is... (251 words)
General Synod backs plans to mobilise one million worshippersPlans to encourage the Church of England’s one million regular worshippers to be more confident in spreading the Christian message in their everyday lives were given the backing of the General Synod in February. Members of the General Synod welcomed the Church of England’s campaign Motivating the Million, which is aimed at helping congregations in... (302 words)
General Synod backs drive to create new churches on estatesThe General Synod of the Church of England has given its overwhelming backing to a drive for a church to be set up on every significant social housing estate in the country, as part of a programme of Renewal and Reform. All dioceses will now be asked to include evangelism on social housing estates in... (188 words)
Church of England commits to next generation evangelismThe Church of England’s General Synod has overwhelmingly called for action with regard to the future of youth evangelism in England, descrithe current situation in churches as ‘shocking’. Canon Mark Russell, Chief Executive of the Church Army, revealed that 36% of Anglican congregations have no one under the age of 16. Meanwhile only 6% of... (164 words)
Call for long view on ‘Character Education and Resilience’Church of England leaders have called for long-term steps to improve resilience among children and young people, as well as those working in schools, as the Government announced a new five-fold plan for character education. Speaking at the recent Church of England’s National Education Conference, The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, said: “What students will... (219 words)
Church welcomes Glencore’s climate change commitmentsThe Church Commissioners for England and a leading coalition of investors participating in Climate Action 100+ have welcomed a position statement issued by Glencore significantly strengthening its commitment to combat climate change. In a first for the mining industry, Glencore has agreed to align its business and investments with the goals of the Paris Agreement,... (117 words)
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