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  1. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    Church Commissioners for England today reiterated support for the climate-related shareholder resolution, filed against the board of ExxonMobil

    28/01/2020

    The Church Commissioners for England today reiterated support for the climate-related shareholder resolution, filed against the board of ExxonMobil, and calls on Exxon not to block the resolution going to a vote in 2020. 

  2. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Survivor voices vital to Past Cases Review 2

    27/01/2020

    Work is underway in all 42 dioceses on the Church of England's Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2) with a key focus on listening to survivors who want to come forward. The Church was criticised for not including their voices in the original PCR 2007/8 as shown in an independent scrutiny report, published in 2018.

  3. Investor Action on Tailings Dam Safety, One Year After the Brumadinho Disaster

    24/01/2020

    Four major announcements and Calls for Action have been made in London on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the disaster.

  4. Someone standing in a church with an iPad showing emissions information for their church building.

    Church of England launches energy rating tool as Synod considers new ‘net zero’ carbon target

    24/01/2020

    The Church of England launches energy rating system similar to those used for household appliances for church buildings as General Synod considers a major new proposal to reach ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions. 

  5. Tiles are replaced at steeple morton church

    Fabric grant funding made easier for churches

    22/01/2020

    Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs.

  6. Statement from the Church of England.

    Civil Partnerships for opposite-sex couples

    22/01/2020

    Following the recent change in the law to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, the House of Bishops has agreed a pastoral statement

  7. Church of England National Investing Bodies join UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

    22/01/2020

    Today in Davos, the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies (NIBS) representing over £12 billion in assets under management, have joined the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    National Safeguarding Panel Appoints New Members

    21/01/2020

    The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. 

  9. Major expansion of science education planned for ministry training

    17/01/2020

    Grants to provide opportunities to learn about cutting-edge science for people training for the priesthood in the Church of England are to be made available as part of a £3.4 million project aimed at transforming the relationship between science and faith.

     

  10. Bishop sets out to change inquest law to expose scale of gambling role in suicide

    16/01/2020

    The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has set out to change the law on inquests to help reveal the full extent of the link between gambling and suicide for the first time.