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Church of England partners Energy Saving Week

Church of England partners Energy Saving WeekResearch shows that 64% of respondents believe they can help curb climate change. The Church of England is backing the messages of the Energy Saving Trust as a partner in Energy Saving Week, 22 – 28 October.

Archbishops consult on Crown Appointments

Archbishops consult on Crown AppointmentsThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York have published a consultation paper on the process for future Crown appointments to senior Church posts. The consultation is a response to the Green Paper, The Governance of Britain, published on July 3, which signalled the Government’s wish to change the role Ministers and civil servants play in some Church appointments.

Archbishop's response to A Common Word

Archbishop's response to A Common WordThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, today received a copy of a key letter from Muslim scholars and religious leaders addressed to Christian religious leaders. Dr Anas S. Al-Shaikh-Ali, Chair of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, and one of the signatories to the letter, presented it to the Archbishop at Lambeth Palace.

Joint registration of births risks reducing parental responsibility

Joint registration of births risks reducing parental responsibilityThe Church of England has questioned Government plans to force both parents to register every birth, arguing that legislation could reduce rather than promote parental responsibility.

Church of England’s ‘parliament’ repeats virtual question time

Church of England’s ‘parliament’ repeats virtual question timeThe Church of England’s General Synod is repeating last year’s ‘virtual question time’, highlighting the growing ways in which the Church is using the web and other electronic communications media.

Organ donation a Christian duty

Organ donation a Christian dutyGiving oneself and one’s possessions voluntarily for the well being of others and without compulsion is a Christian duty of which organ donation is a striking example, the Church of England has told the House of Lords. The Church’s Mission and Public Affairs Division was responding to the Lords’ EU Social Policy and Consumer Affairs sub-committee’s inquiry into the EU Commission’s Communication on organ donation and transplantation: policy actions at EU level.

Church supports guidelines on doctors’ personal beliefs

Church supports guidelines on doctors’ personal beliefsThe Church of England has supported General Medical Council guidelines on personal beliefs for doctors, while suggesting there could be greater recognition of the potential benefits of doctors being open about their religious beliefs and those of their patients. The suggestion comes in the response of the Church’s adviser on medical issues, Claire Foster, to the GMC’s consultation on Personal beliefs and medical practice.

Trick or treat gets brighter make-over as supermarkets and parents back Church of England’s Halloween campaign

Trick or treat gets brighter make-over as supermarkets and parents back Church of England’s Halloween campaignA bishop’s appeal to supermarket bosses appears to have done the trick and could lead to a significant shift in the way Halloween is marketed in the UK.

Bishops thank Prince of Wales on behalf of farming charities

Bishops thank Prince of Wales on behalf of farming charitiesThe Bishops of Exeter and Hereford have, today, written to The Prince of Wales thanking him for his efforts in raising more than £600,000 for the Farming Help Charities. The Charities are currently supporting farmers affected by flooding, Foot and Mouth disease and Bluetongue Disease.

‘Start as you mean to go on’ – book explores changing face of Christian initiation

‘Start as you mean to go on’ – book explores changing face of Christian initiationThe place of baptism in the life of the nation and the Church has changed significantly in the last century, a new book from the Church of England has found.