Media Centre

Daily Media Briefing: Wednesday 5 September 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office 

Daily Briefing for Wednesday 5th September 2012

Issued at 09.20 by hd

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Tomorrow: Allen Gardiner, missionary, founder of the South American Mission Society, 1851


1. NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK

Archbishop Says "Online Safety - Let's Put Children First"
The Archbishop of York has written today in the Daily Mail about the importance of protecting young people using the internet. For further information, see end of briefing or go to:
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/2605/online-safety-lets-put-children-first


2.  NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK

Archbishop Young Leaders Award 'Taster Day' Invitation
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has invited Headteachers of North of England schools to Manor Church of England Academy, York on Thursday 4 October to hear more about his Youth Trust's Young Leaders Award.  For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/2583/archbishop-young-leaders-award-taster-day-invitation


3. PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Archbishop - "We must locate education at the very heart of the humanitarian agenda"
The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday hosted a conference on Education for Children Affected by Armed Conflict - something which has been a priority issue for him throughout his ministry as Archbishop, promoting the education services of Anglican Churches in a number of conflict-affected areas. For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2609/archbishop-we-must-locate-education-at-the-very-heart-of-the-humanitarian-agenda


4.  Today's press coverage

Independent p 27 and p19 (Christian Patterson), Telegraph p1 and p10, i p2, p7 and p23, Mirror p2, Express p1 and p12, Daily Mail p2, Daily Star p9
News items, comment and leaders focusing on "landmark cases, brought by four British Christians, including two workers forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses", that were "heard on Tuesday at the European Court of Human Rights".
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/christians-fight-for-rights--at-work-in-european-court-8104881.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9520026/Christians-should-leave-their-beliefs-at-home-or-get-another-job.html
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/344067/Christians-forced-to-fight-for-equal-religious-rights/
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/christina-patterson/christina-patterson-for-gods-sake-let-them-wear-their-crosses-8104923.html
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/344124/No-right-to-wear-a-cross-at-work
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198201/Christians-choose-job-faith-Government-lawyers-claim-European-court.html

Telegraph p12
Report that "more than 110,000 people have signed a petition demanding internet companies block access to hardcore pornography as a default setting to protect children"; the petition was "organised by Premier Christian Media".
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gSXUzKI1VV0EChYqQbv7XIeSCvSA?docId=N0368201346723686989A

Independent p33, Telegraph p16, i p20
Reports that "at least 20 whistleblowers are seeking to expose corruption and incompetence in the Vatican".
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vatican-whistleblower-warns-he-is-not-alone-in-fighting-corruption-8105046.html

Independent p16 and p24, i p26
Reports and a leader on the recent violence in north Belfast.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rioting-by-night-peace-by-day-belfast-seeks-a-swift-solution-8104884.html