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  1. The Bishop of Lynn Ven Dr Jane Steen is shown

    Dr Jane Steen to be Bishop of Lynn


    The next Bishop of Lynn will be Dr Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark, Downing Street has announced.

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    Unanimous Synod support for new safeguarding code


    At its April meeting General Synod unanimously approved the draft Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure which strengthens and clarifies the obligation to follow safeguarding guidance. 

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    Bishop tells General Synod to speak out against persecution of religious believers and atheists


    The Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, has told General Synod that “human dignity and flourishing is diminished” when religious believers and atheists are persecuted.

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    Statement from the Church Commissioners about its net zero carbon target date


    The Church Commissioners in January 2020 committed our investment portfolio to being net zero by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement, as a member of the UN’s Asset Owner Alliance. 

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    House of Bishops Meeting  - 20 April 2021


    The House of Bishops met on Tuesday 20th April remotely via Zoom.

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    From Lament to Action: Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce calls for urgent changes to culture of Church of England


    The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has today published its report ‘From Lament to Action’ proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England.

  7. Church of England to partner with Durham University in new project to support decarbonisation


    The Church of England will be supported in its ambitious aim of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 through a new partnership with the Durham Energy Institute (DEI).

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    Church Commissioners to reduce carbon intensity of its portfolio by 2025


    The Church Commissioners for England announced its goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its investment portfolio by 25% by 2025.

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    LLF Next Steps Group meeting 25 March 2021


    The third meeting for 2021 of the LLF Next Steps Group was held on 25 March remotely via Zoom.

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    New findings published in long term study into clergy wellbeing


    The latest set of findings from a 10-year research programme into the factors that enable clergy to flourish in ministry are published today by the Church of England.