Found 7 resource(s) in 'News', for December 2019.
News (all) for December 2019Bishop says society must not accept child gambling ‘crisis’ Church engages millions through apps and social media Homeless people at risk of modern slavery Church of England to help boost digital connectivity for local communities Church of England welcomes further government support for churches Call for prayer for Christians in Pakistan ** Editor: This problem... (1758 words)
Bishop says society must not accept child gambling ‘crisis’ following reportThe Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has responded to a new report from the Gambling Commission looking at gambling trends of 11 to 16 year-olds in Great Britain. Bishop Alan said: “This provides welcome and much-needed insight into the world of gambling that children are living in. “There continue to be 55,000 children... (173 words)
Church engages millions through apps and social mediaChurch of England prayer apps were used more than five million times over the last year as a record number of people sought Christian contemplation and reflection online, according to new figures published today. Apps allowing users to pray the ancient ‘Daily Office’ of morning, evening and night prayer were used 4.2 million times on... (397 words)
Homeless people at risk of modern slaveryStaff and volunteers at night shelters are being urged to be on the lookout for signs of exploitation among guests in a campaign recently launched by the Church of England’s anti-slavery initiative. More than 1,000 posters and other materials aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of modern slavery amongst homeless people have been distributed... (309 words)
Church of England to help boost digital connectivity for local communitiesThe Church of England has partnered with Cornerstone, the mobile infrastructure services company who own and manage sites for Telefónica (O2) and Vodafone, to help deliver improved connectivity in areas currently suffering from poor mobile phone coverage. Cornerstone has entered into an agreement with the Church of England under the recent Electronic Communications Code to... (232 words)
Church of England welcomes further government support for churchesListed Churches in need of vital repairs are to benefit after the Government announced the extension of a grant scheme. The listed places of worship grants scheme (LPWGS) is to be extended by the Treasury for a further year until March 2021. The scheme pays grants equal to the VAT incurred on repairs such as... (122 words)
Call for prayer for Christians in PakistanUK-based Release International has made Pakistan its focus for prayer this year, and continues to be deeply concerned for Christians in that country. As a spokesman for Release International explains, “Most Christians in Pakistan are poor, illiterate and vulnerable to abuse, especially young women and girls. Believers face discrimination in education, employment and the law.... (319 words)
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