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The Human Genome Project: investigating identity and history

The Human Genome Project: investigating identity and historyA new book, God, ethics and the human genome: theological, legal and scientific perspectives, helps the Church and individual Christians explore the questions  raised by advances in genetic science and medicine over the last few decades.

Lost for Words this Fathers’ Day? Put God in your card

Lost for Words this Fathers’ Day? Put God in your cardThe Church of England is making a bid to put God into Fathers’ Day with a prayer for children to include in their cards on June 21, asking God to help dads grow in love and wisdom.

Shrinking the footprint in every parish

Shrinking the footprint in every parishA senior bishop and a Government minister today spelled out the importance of the Church of England’s role in mobilising action on climate change, as its Shrinking the Footprint campaign unveiled energy saving toolkits for every parish in a bid to create the 20% Church by 2050.

Pray now, act now

Pray now, act nowThe Archbishop of Canterbury is urging churches to use Environment Sunday (June 7) to pray for the planet and campaign for climate change in the run up to the important UN talks later this year in Copenhagen.

Feasts and Festivals unwrapped for all ages to worship

Feasts and Festivals unwrapped for all ages to worshipTogether for a Season’s latest volume, published by Church House Publishing, provides the resources for all ages to mark the Feasts and Festivals of the Christian year.

Next Bishop of Carlisle announced

Next Bishop of Carlisle announcedDowning Street announced this morning that “The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend James William Scobie Newcome MA, FRSA, Suffragan Bishop of Penrith, for election as Bishop of Carlisle in succession to the Right Reverend Geoffrey Graham Dow, MA, BSc, MSc, MPhil, who resigned on 30 April 2009.”

Church universities and colleges to consider their distinctive role amidst 'crisis of values'

Church universities and colleges to consider their distinctive role amidst 'crisis of values'Academics and chaplains from across UK colleges and universities with an Anglican foundation will gather in London today.

Joint Statement from the Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury

Joint Statement from the Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury "The European Parliamentary and local elections on June 4th will take place at a time of extraordinary turbulence in our democratic system. It is a time for great vigilance over how to exercise our democratic right to vote.

College inspection reports published

College inspection reports publishedThe Church of England today publishes inspection reports on two of its ministerial training colleges: Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and Oak Hill College, London.

College of Evangelists marks top ten years of spreading the word

College of Evangelists marks top ten years of spreading the wordFour Christian leaders are preparing to join the College of Evangelists – a collective of modern-day missionaries gifted at helping others discover a living relationship with Jesus Christ – as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the group.