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Bishop says society must not accept child gambling 'crisis' following report
NEWS / The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has responded to a new report from the Gambling Commission looking at gambling trends of 11 to 16 year-olds in Great Britain.
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Child poverty strategy needed now more than ever - Church of England report
A cross-party strategy is needed to tackle rising levels of child poverty, with targets set to ensure progress towards achieving this goal, according to a new report published today by the Church of England.
Bishop of Gloucester: No child should feel the need to self-harm
In response to the survey findings released by the Children’s Society, the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek says no child should feel unhappy because they don’t conform to the expectations of their peers and society.
Local authority schemes failing people in crisis, report finds
NEWS / Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a report published today.
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Bishop welcomes credit card gambling ban
The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has welcomed an announcement from the Gambling Commission that consumers will no longer be able to use credit cards to gamble from April 2020.
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Church of England calls for Government action on problem gambling
NEWS / Synod backs reduction in gambling advertising
Report on housing crisis ‘challenge to the soul’ of the Church of England – Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned of the ‘challenge to the soul’ of the Church of England posed by a landmark report calling on the Church to lead by example in solving the housing crisis.
Bishop of Kensington to lead new Centre for Cultural Witness
The Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin, to step down in August to lead the new Centre for Cultural Witness - a project to underpin the Church’s work of being a Christian presence in every community