2015 News Archive

Press releases from January 1st 2015 - December 31st 2015. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team

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    Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI

    31/12/2015

    NEWS / Statement on Peter Ball letters released under FOI.

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    Welcome for DfE robust guidance note on Religious Studies GCSE

    29/12/2015

    NEWS / The Church of England has joined an alliance of faith groups to back the Government's decision to issue robust guidance that protects the freedom of schools to set their religious studies curriculum in line with statutory guidance and in accordance with the wishes of parents. 

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    The Church of Scotland and the Church of England reach an historic agreement

    24/12/2015

    NEWS / The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have reached an historic agreement that recognises their longstanding ecumenical partnership and lays the groundwork for future joint projects.

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    Bishop calls for Common Action on Climate Change with President Hollande

    11/12/2015

    NEWS / The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and Lead Bishop on the Environment, has met President Hollande to present climate justice petitions signed by almost two million people ahead of a final agreement at the United Nations Climate Change talks in Paris  - COP21.

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    Response to report from Commission on Religion & Belief in British Public Life

    07/12/2015

    NEWS / We welcome the call in this report for greater religious literacy and the highlighting of the scale of social action by the Church - as well as its recommendation that where a religious organisation is best placed to deliver a social good, it should not be disadvantaged.

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    Response to Lord Justice Goddard announcement

    27/11/2015

    NEWS / Response to Lord Justice Goddard announcement.

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    Concern for the planet is not a Christian ‘add-on’, Archbishop of York tells Synod

    25/11/2015

    NEWS / The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and his wife, Margaret Sentamu, have told the Church of England's General Synod that concern for the planet is not a Christian 'add-on', but intrinsic to the Christian faith.

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    General Synod backs work to help vulnerable refugees

    25/11/2015

    NEWS / The General Synod has given its overwhelming backing to work by parishes and dioceses to support the resettlement of vulnerable Syrian refugees, in a debate focusing on the humanitarian response to the migrant crisis.

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    Synod agrees to cut red tape to secure future for vulnerable churches

    25/11/2015

    NEWS / The Church of England's General Synod has today overwhelmingly endorsed the introduction of measures to allow communities to adopt flexible approaches to the use of churches, securing their future for use by future generations. 

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    The Queen's speech at the Inauguration of the Tenth General Synod of the Church of England

    24/11/2015

    NEWS / Following a service of Holy Communion in Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Inaugural Group of Sessions of the Tenth General Synod.