Found 11 resource(s) in 'News', for June 2019.
News (all) for June 2019A New Song for the Season of Creation Bishop welcomes report calling for a long-term rural strategy Bishop calls for partnership to teach Relationship and Sex Education New Commission on Housing, Church and Community Bishops welcome new online safety laws Funding repairs is ‘top problem’ facing churches More churches than pubs The Church of England... (2509 words)
A New Song for the Season of CreationSingers of all kinds will have a new song to sing this autumn – a ‘Song for the Season of Creation’ (1st Sept – 4th Oct). It was commissioned by the Church of England’s Environment Working Group, which hopes that in churches across the country “we can get a large number singing on Sunday 1st... (478 words)
Bishop welcomes report calling for a long-term rural strategyThe Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has welcomed the recent publication of a report from the House of Lords Rural Economy Committee. He said: “As we approach a post-Brexit landscape, we must be conscious how vulnerable our rural communities are and make sure their interests are protected in any future Government action.” The... (179 words)
Bishop calls for partnership to teach Relationship and Sex EducationThe Church of England’s lead Bishop for Education, Stephen Conway, has welcomed new guidance on Relationship and Sex Education, which recently came before the House of Lords for approval. Writing in the Tes, Bishop Stephen, who is the Bishop of Ely, said: “Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. “For Christians,... (365 words)
New Commission on Housing, Church and CommunityThe housing crisis is to be the subject of a major new Commission, recently launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Academics, housing experts and theologians are to meet over an 18-month period to examine how the Church of England can build on its own work in housing and contribute to the national debate... (148 words)
Bishops welcome new online safety lawsChurch of England bishops have welcomed the recent publication of a Government White Paper, including plans to impose substantial fines against social media companies that breach their duty of care towards the vulnerable. The Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek, who in 2016 launched a campaign (#liedentity) to encourage a safer online environment, said: “The new... (203 words)
Funding repairs is ‘top problem’ facing churchesA new online poll has revealed the top five problems facing the UK’s church buildings. In the poll, run on the National Churches Trust’s website, people were asked to identify what they thought was the biggest problem facing the UK’s church buildings. The top problems were identified as: Not enough money available for repairs – (identified... (191 words)
More churches than pubsThe UK now has more churches than pubs, according to new data published by the National Churches Trust. There are around 39,000 pubs in the UK, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, with more than 11,000 pubs having closed in the UK in the last decade – a fall of almost... (170 words)
The Church of England welcomes the final SCIE overview reportThe Church of England welcomes the final SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) overview report, published today, which details the learning from the 42 independent diocesan safeguarding audits and findings on improving responses to survivors of abuse. The report, received by the National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG), acknowledges that the Church’s failure to respond compassionately... (130 words)
More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery recorded through appDrivers using a pioneering app to gather information on modern slavery in hand car washes made more than 900 reports of potential cases over a five-month period, according to recent research. The Safe Car Wash app, which allows drivers to respond to a check list of key factors that may suggest modern slavery or labour... (148 words)
Sri Lanka Easter church bombingsMore than 250 people were killed following Easter service bomb attacks against churches in Sri Lanka. “The scale of the horror takes our breath away,” says Release International. “But terrorism can never overcome the central truth of the Gospel – Christ is risen. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka and wherever... (165 words)
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