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    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury


    Following a recent meeting with survivors of the abuse carried out by John Smyth QC, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made the following the statement today: 

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    Students and young adults to be reached as part of £9 million funding package for mission


    Tens of thousands of students and young people who may never have been to church before are to be reached by the Church of England with the message of the Christian faith as part of a £9 million funding programme for mission projects across the country, it was announced today.


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    House of Bishops Meeting 17th-18th May 2021


    The House of Bishops met on the afternoon of Monday 17 May and the morning of Tuesday 18 May remotely via Zoom. 

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    Statement on Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM


    A version of the following statement was made by the Church of England Pensions Board at Royal Dutch Shell’s AGM

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    The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group issues new guidance on Human Rights


    The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (“EIAG”) has today published advice to the National Investing Bodies (NIBs) to guide their approach to international human rights norms. The EIAG advises robust human rights due diligence across supply chains, and that the NIBs continue to ensure that human rights are respected by the companies in which they invest. The NIBs have published a new stand-alone Human Rights policy in line with this guidance.

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    Church of England sets out guidance for collective worship


    Worship in schools should be “inclusive, invitational and inspiring” according to the Church of England’s new guidance for collective worship.

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    Church of England Pensions Board and Church Commissioners at the forefront of analysing the transition to a low carbon economy


    The Church of England Pensions Board and Church Commissioners for England continue their engagement with other investors and asset owners to effect real world change on their journey to being net zero-aligned funds.

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    National Register of Clergy launched


    The National Register of the Church’s clergy with a licence or Permission to Officiate (PTO) is now publicly available on the Church of England website.

  9. Big Ben, or the Elizabeth Tower, is shown of Parliament (Westminster) very close-up

    Conversion therapy ban: comment from the Bishop of London


    Following the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Government will ban conversion therapy, the Bishop of London Sarah Mullally commented.

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    New guidance will help churches and cathedrals to address questions of contested heritage


    The Church of England has published guidance for parishes and cathedrals addressing concerns over memorials with links to slavery and other contested heritage.