Found 7 resource(s) in 'News', for January 2024.
News (all stories) for January 2024Editor: With Christmas coming, there are very few News stories around now that will be relevant for your January magazines. But we can at least offer you the following! Responding to the Israel – Gaza War Bishop introduces Bill to allow humanitarian visas for those seeking asylum Synod backs trial of special services asking for... (1977 words)
Responding to the Israel – Gaza WarEditor: The crisis in Israel and Gaza continues. So once again this month, we are offering you a list of some Christian UK agencies who are working in either Israel or Gaza, and who have launched Appeals for help. We hope that this gives you a way of encouraging your readers to respond with compassion... (280 words)
Bishop introduces Bill to allow humanitarian visas for those seeking asylumA Church of England Bishop is proposing legislation to provide a safe and legal route to the UK for those seeking asylum, as part of attempts to crack down on illegal people smuggling across the Channel in small boats. The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, has published a Private Members’ Bill... (250 words)
Synod backs trial of special services asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couplesSpecial services of prayer and dedication asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples will soon be introduced in the Church of England on a trial basis, following a vote at the last General Synod. Synod voted in favour of a motion containing an amendment tabled by the Bishop of Oxford, Steven Croft, to bring forward... (474 words)
Church calls on Scottish Government to end child povertyThe Church of Scotland recently joined campaigners to urge the First Minister to keep his promise, and to provide significant additional investment to tackle child poverty. More than 150 organisations across Scotland signed an Open Letter that called on Humza Yousaf to “do the right thing” and increase the Scottish Child Payment to at least... (189 words)
Having a religious faith makes you happierPeople who have a religious faith are generally happier and more resilient than atheists and other non-religious people. That is the finding of a new study, Keep the Faith: Mental health in the UK, which has been recently published by the Institute for the Impact of Faith in Life (IIFL). The think tank was set... (272 words)
Vestry cupboard that hid “precious” Welsh BibleA Bible printed in 1620, one of the very first to be produced in Welsh, has been discovered by chance in a vestry cupboard in St Martin and St Enfail’s Church in Merthyr, near Carmarthen. Mari James, Library Development Officer at St David’s Cathedral, described the 400-year-old Bible as “quite a treasure” and “a precious... (199 words)
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