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British churches and mosques celebrate Inter Faith Week 

A pilot twinning programme between 20 churches and mosques across Britain was celebrated on 9 November to mark the start of national Interfaith Week 2020. The pilot brought mosque and church leaders together for a series of online conversations between clergy and Imams, as well as lay leaders and volunteers, to foster deeper levels of friendship and understanding. Read More … … Continue reading

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Enter your project into the URC’s Community Awards 2021

Applications for the United Reformed Church (URC’s) 2021 Community Awards are now open. Supported by Congregational Insurance, the awards recognise innovative community projects taking place across the denomination. To be eligible, the project must be run in the UK by members of a URC congregation or by a Local Ecumenical Project involving a URC. Entry forms can be downloaded here. Read More … … Continue reading

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Church urges government to protect aid budget

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC) have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in response to reports this week that the government is preparing to cut the international aid budget. Read More … … Continue reading

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Faith leaders call for world-leading climate change plan

The General Assembly Moderators of the United Reformed Church joined more than 60 representatives in signing a letter last month which called on the UK Prime Minister to commit to bold reductions in fossil fuel emissions. Read More … … Continue reading

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Statements on possible cuts to foreign aid

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Faith institutions launch new wave of fossil fuel divestment

Two United Reformed Church (URC) Synods have joined forces with 45 faith institutions from 21 countries to announce their divestment from fossil fuels. From the UK, participating institutions included the URC’s Southern and Thames North Synods, five Catholic orders, and Anglican and Methodist churches. The full list of participating institutions is here. Read More … … Continue reading

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Talented 21-year-old receives a URC Lundie Memorial Award

A creative 21-year-old who has used her talents to make low-cost activities for families in her community has gained October’s Lundie Memorial Award from the United Reformed Church’s (URC) Children’s and Youth Work team. Read More … … Continue reading

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Response to Government’s announcement on winter food provision for families

It is simply not right that children can go hungry in the UK – especially during a pandemic. The Government’s announcement of a grant scheme to fund food programmes this winter is much needed and very welcome. Local churches will … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Well Project – Update 2

Zimbabwe Well Project – Rev Naison Hove My visit to Zimbabwe was both good and challenging concerning the water project. Let me start with the good news. The water from the second well was certified clean and safe for human … Continue reading

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Presidency marks Inter Faith week with letter celebrating friendship

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