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General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 9th February 2010 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 9th February 2010 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 9th February 2010 AM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 9th February 2010 AM

Valentine’s Day services to celebrate marriage around the nation during National Marriage Week

Valentine’s Day services to celebrate marriage around the nation during National Marriage WeekChurches around England are inviting couples to celebrate marriage on Valentine’s Day – which this year falls on a Sunday. They are using new liturgical resources that have already been downloaded more than 2,130 times from the Church of England website.

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 8th February 2010 PM

General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Monday 8th February 2010 PM

Church of England disinvests from Vedanta Resources plc

Church of England disinvests from Vedanta Resources plcThe Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board have sold their shares in Vedanta Resources plc on the advice of the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group. As a result, none of the three national investing bodies of the Church of England hold shares in the company.

Bishop's call for end to detention of children of asylum seekers

Bishop's call for end to detention of children of asylum seekersThe Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, representing the Urban Bishop's Panel of the Church of England, has issued a statement in support of the End Child Detention Now campaign.

Guidance updated

Guidance updatedThe Archbishops’ Council Mission and Public Affairs Division has updated its guidance note on countering far right political parties, extremist groups and racist politics. The guidance note, first produced in 2007, was prepared in response to a number of requests for advice on relating to political parties and other extremist groups that promote divisive, intolerant or racist politics.

Not just the economy: Bishops call for action to build a sustainable future for Europe

Not just the economy: Bishops call for action to build a sustainable future for EuropeA panel of senior Church of England bishops has told the EU that its plans for the next decade fail to reflect the needs of both the most disadvantaged and those 'ordinary citizens' who indirectly contribute to its financial and political viability.

Archbishop’s Holocaust Memorial Day statement 2010: The Legacy of Hope

Archbishop’s Holocaust Memorial Day statement 2010: The Legacy of HopeThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has issued a statement to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Calm those wedding day jitters with power of prayer at wedding shows across the country

Calm those wedding day jitters with power of prayer at wedding shows across the countryCouples attending this year’s biggest wedding shows will be able to ask for prayer to calm their wedding day nerves – by visiting the Church of England’s stand and filling out a specially designed prayer postcard. A priest on the stand will promise to pray for the couple the week prior to their big day.