Found 8 resource(s) in 'News', for September 2021.
News (all stories) for September 2021Editor: As we are now well into summer, there is not the usual amount of News available. But we have done our best for you! Be careful with Covid, urges Bishop of London Growing number of attacks on Christians in India New First Church Estates Commissioner More drug deaths in Scotland Baptists to help incomers... (1434 words)
Be careful with Covid, urges Bishop of LondonThe Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has encouraged churches and individuals to continue to take precautions to protect the vulnerable from Covid-19. “Many will welcome the possibilities now before us. However, this is a difficult point in the course of the pandemic. Despite vaccination rates, cases are up, hospital admissions are up and long covid... (110 words)
Growing number of attacks on Christians in IndiaRelease International is calling on India to intervene to prevent the growing attacks against Christians accused of fraudulently converting Hindus. In the latest attack, a Hindu mob set about a 23-year-old Christian woman with bamboo clubs and steel rods, threatening to kill her for sharing her faith with a Hindu. Attacks against Christians are rising... (429 words)
New First Church Estates CommissionerAlan Smith, Senior Advisor – ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Risk and Inclusion, and former Global Head of Risk Strategy at HSBC, is to be the next First Church Estates Commissioner. Alan has also been a Church Commissioner since 2018. The First Church Estates Commissioner chairs the Church Commissioners’ Assets Committee, a statutory committee responsible... (116 words)
More drug deaths in ScotlandThe Church of Scotland has expressed sadness after recent new figures revealed that 1,339 people died of drug-related deaths in 2020. The rate is a 5% increase on the previous year and is the highest on record. The Director of CrossReach, the operating name of the Church’s Social Care Council, said: “These latest drug-related deaths... (141 words)
Baptists to help incomers from Hong KongBaptists Together has appointed a co-ordinator to help the growing numbers of people from Hong Kong seeking refuge in the UK. The Baptists Together Hong Kong Response Co-ordinator will liaise with church leaders seeking to leave Hong Kong, and will aim to connect them with local Baptist congregations in the UK. The role came about... (131 words)
Ten killed in new attacks by Fulani militants in NigeriaTen people, including an infant, were recently killed overnight as armed Fulani militants continued their attacks on Atyap communities in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Christian-majority southern Kaduna State, Nigeria. Around 84% of the Atyap people are Christians. Two men, aged 70 and 62, died in Magamiya village when gunmen attacked at around 11 pm.... (169 words)
The Church of England’s investment and climate changeThe Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) recently updated General Synod on their progress against climate change measures agreed in July 2018. The Church of England Pensions Board, Church Commissioners for England and CCLA, which collectively make up the NIBs, had agreed with Synod: to work with companies in which we are invested to... (186 words)
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