Found 9 resource(s) in 'News', for August 2018.
News for August (all stories)Church of England helps protect young people from modern slavery Drivers urged to join effort to stop modern slavery in hand car washes C of E launches worship and prayer materials to commemorate First World War Universal Credit not working, says Churches New heritage website to help end the misery of leaking church roofs Synod vote to... (2060 words)
C of E helps protect young people from modern slaveryNew resources to be released in September will help schools raise awareness of modern slavery and help protect their students from becoming victims. The resources are a result of a collaboration between The Clewer Initiative, a project helping the Church of England to respond to modern slavery, and Just Enough UK, an educational charity teaching... (249 words)
Drivers urged to join effort to stop modern slavery in hand car washesDrivers are being encouraged to join an unprecedented national information-gathering campaign launched by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales which is aimed at eradicating modern slavery in hand car washes. Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery,... (349 words)
C of E launches worship materials to commemorate First World WarThe Church of England has launched new worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. On Monday 11th November 1918, the treaty known as the Armistice of Compiègne came into effect, ending hostilities between the Allies and their last opponent, Germany. The agreement ended four years of... (307 words)
Universal Credit not working, says ChurchesA benefit system which drives families into debt and leaves people hungry is a failing benefit system, say a number of Churches in the UK. The Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, have all commented on the recent release of the National Audit Office (NAO) report, Rolling... (253 words)
New heritage website to help end the misery of leaking church roofsMaintenanceBooker, a new heritage website to keep historic churches and chapels safe for the future has been launched in England and Wales, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund pilot project in Yorkshire. Set up by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church building support charity, and 2buy2, the national buying group for UK, charities, schools... (162 words)
Synod to vote for new links between C of E and black-majority churchesChurch of England congregations will be able to share mission and ministry with a range of churches in their area more easily under plans that received final approval by the General Synod in July. A long-anticipated overhaul of rules underpinning ecumenical relations is expected to open the way for parishes to take part in joint... (178 words)
Humanist chosen to chair group advising NHS on pastoral careA humanist has been chosen to lead a national body supporting the development of pastoral and spiritual care in the NHS across England for the first time. Simon O’Donoghue, head of pastoral support at Humanists UK, was elected to chair of the Network for Pastoral, Spiritual, and Religious Care in Health (NPSRCH) until 2020. “I... (177 words)
Vulnerable young peopleChildren’s Society’s Seriously Awkward campaign has called on the government to provide more support for vulnerable 16 and 17 year-olds. They are inviting people to take a simple quiz on their website which highlights some of the other differences one day can make to young people’s lives. How many can you get right? Go to www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-you-can-do/campaign-for-change/how-well-do-you-know-the-legal-ages? And... (65 words)
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