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Daily Media Briefing: Wednesday 19 September 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office 

Issued at 09.20 by hd

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1. Videocast - Dr Rachel Jordan on Vision


Church of England National Mission and Evangelism Adviser Dr Rachel Jordan recently contributed a TED-style talk on Vision to training provided by the HOPE Revolution Mission Academy. Listen to what she had to say at:
http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1536042/racheljordanvision.mp4 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eo69pQhCfw


2. Today's press coverage

i p6, Independent p4 and p16
Comment piece by Culture Secretary Maria Millar on gay marriage, with accompanying news report: "Maria Miller says she believes gay marriage must be legalised to preserve Britain's 'proud history of freedom and fairness'." On p16, www.independentvoices.com is said to be "launching a manifesto demanding that civil marriages should be extended to homosexual couples". 
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/equalities-minister-no-reason-to-delay-gay-marriage-8153389.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-state-shouldnt-stop-people-marrying-unless-there-is-a-good-reason-being-gay-is-not-one-of-them-8153253.html

Evening Standard p22
Report that "bosses from firms including Tesco and Vodafone were joining the Archbishop of Westminster… to discuss ways to put moral principles at the heart of business behaviour".
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/big-business-turns-to-the-church-in-attempt-to-repair-its-reputation-8152547.html