Ecumenism related articles
COMMENT / The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, explains why he will be supporting new proposals for communion between the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Great Britain.
NEWS / The General Synod has given overwhelming backing to new guidance which will help Church of England congregations to share mission and ministry more easily with a range of churches in their areas.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community seeks to offer a distinctively Christian perspective on the housing crisis, but is also exploring how churches can meet local housing needs – action, as well as words. As part of that, we are visiting church-linked housing projects to discover the great work that’s already being done, to learn from them and inspire others.
Recently, we visited One Roof Leicester, a charity that has been ‘adopted’ by the Diocese. One Roof works with people who are homeless, destitute refugees and refused asylum seekers.
NEWS / The General Synod has given its backing to further steps towards bringing the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Great Britain into communion with each other.
A Methodist project is seeking to tackle the feeling of helplessness that the community of Shieldfield in Newcastle is facing. Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) combines faith, art and community activism. Part church, part art gallery, part community space, SAW’s work builds community, showcases the area and stimulates the voice of residents on the issues affecting them.
A charity is using church land to provide affordable housing, combining shared ownership and sweat equity. The future residents work together on ‘team builds’ for up to eighteen months meaning they know one another before they’ve even moved in.