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A prayer for victims of mass shooting in New Zealand

The Revd Philip Brooks, United Reformed Church Secretary for Ecumenical Interfaith Relations, has offered a prayer for the victims of a terrorist attack that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, today (Friday 15 March). As Muslims gathered at two mosques for morning prayers, a coordinated attack left 49 people dead and many more seriously wounded.… Continue reading

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The Week Ahead

View in browser   |   Forward to a friend 14 March 2019 Hello everyone and welcome to The Week Ahead. Mike Ivatt will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on 020 7467 5170. Wishing you all a wonderful … Continue reading

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New film explores the holy habit of prayer

A series of short films, produced by the United Reformed Church (URC), which explores themes from the book Holy Habits, continues with the Holy Habit of Prayer. In the film, Holy Habits author, Andrew Roberts, says that prayer can ‘sometimes be as easy as breathing, but on other days it’s a struggle’. Read More … Continue reading

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Joint Public Issues Team Blog

Joint Public Issues Team Blog Living incomes for cocoa producers Posted: 09 Mar 2019 03:00 AM PST

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View in browser   |   Forward to a friend Hello everyone and welcome to The Week Ahead. Tomorrow marks International Women’s Day, this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. Mike Ivatt will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on 020 … Continue reading

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‘How many more?’ A response to knife crime

Karen Campbell, a United Reformed Church (URC) Related Community Worker (CRCW) for Grassroots – a Luton-based ecumenical charity that supports community work through its involvement with the Bury Park Beech Hill Council of Churches (BPBHCC) – reflects on the tragic and violent loss of teenagers due to knife crime. Karen’s poem is a response to a Huffington… Continue reading

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World Church News March 2019

The Methodist Church March 2019 Can’t read this? Click here World Church Relationships Standing with those who suffer for their faith     Carolyn Lawrence represented the World Church Office at the launch of the World Watch List for 2019 in the Houses of Parliament. … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday: pancakes and prayers

Andy Jackson, Head of Communications for the United Reformed Church (URC), shares some memories from past pancake days along with recipes from around the world for those who want to try something other than lemon and sugar. Read More … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: on the threshold of a season of sorrow

The Revd Richard Church, Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship), reflects on society’s desire for instant gratification as Christians around the world prepare for a time of reflection, preparation and sacrifice. The practicing of ‘ashing’, the marking of a cross in ash mixed with oil on hands or forehead, has never played a significant role in the… Continue reading

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View in browser   |   Forward to a friend 28 February 2019 Hello everyone and welcome to The Week Ahead. Mike Ivatt will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on 020 7467 5170. Wishing you all a wonderful week, … Continue reading

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