Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for December 2019.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for December 2019Ethical Christmas presents ‘Tis the season for Angels! Free gifts for festive shoppers C of E’s Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change The Nazareth Trust – working to heal and improve lives Millennium yew trees – 20 years on Don’t ignore RE! Paradise and the Final Judgement in danger of flaking **... (2200 words)
Ethical Christmas presentsHow much damage to the earth will we manage to do this Christmas? Those hundreds of millions of presents we are going to buy come from somewhere – usually raw resources. Are the presents worth the strain on our already struggling planet? Here are some alternative presents, that are eco-friendly, useful, and fairly traded. Christian... (236 words)
‘Tis the season for Angels!Angels make a big appearance in the story of Christmas, but over the next few weeks other kinds of angels will be making appearances throughout the country, on streets and inside nightclubs. Teams of Street Angels and Club Angels will work hard this month to help to keep communities and people, especially within the night-time... (421 words)
Free gifts for festive shoppersFamilies shopping this festive season will receive two great giveaways telling the Christmas story. HOPE Together, Bible Society and Speak Life are working with The Entertainer toy stores to help customers appreciate the reason for the season. The Entertainer chain is the UK’s largest independent toy retailer and each store has a nativity scene in... (294 words)
C of E’s Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate ChangeThe Church of England’s Environmental Advisory Group has called for all parts of the Church to recognise the Climate Crisis and step up its action to safeguard God’s creation. In guidance sent recently to bishops, dioceses and church leadership teams, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) points to the ambitious programme of action required, covering everything... (211 words)
The Nazareth Trust – working to heal and improve livesThis year the Nazareth Trust has raised funds to support renovation work in the Nazareth Hospital’s Maternity Department. Over £60,000 was raised, renovations are well underway. For 2020, the aim is to launch a new International Volunteer Chaplaincy. As a spokesman explains, “At our hospital, we encounter over 300,000 people every year. We want to... (198 words)
Millennium yew trees – 20 years on20 years ago, as 1999 drew to a close, the Church of England marked the Millennium by distributing thousands of young yew trees across England. In all, about 7000 seedlings were given to parishes requesting them. It was explained that the yew tree could be seen as ‘a metaphor for the life of faith in... (205 words)
Don’t ignore RE!The number of schools ignoring Religious Education (RE) laws has risen, according to recent research by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE). In a survey of more than 600 schools across England, it was found that half of academies without a religious character and 40 per cent of community schools do not meet... (184 words)
Paradise and the Final Judgement in danger of flakingEnglish Heritage is concerned about our ancient church wall-paintings. It has recently launched an appeal, ‘Save our Story’ to make sure that the rare and ancient wall-paintings in religious and other historic buildings in its care can be conserved for the future. The wall paintings range from the earliest medieval painting in Britain, found in... (182 words)
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