Category Archives: Social Policy

02 Oct
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Kirk hails new human trafficking legislation as “powerful deterrent to atrocious crime”

The Church of Scotland has applauded MSPs for backing landmark legislation to tackle human trafficking with tougher penalties for those convicted and better protection for victims. Dr Hazel Watson, a member of the Church and Society Council and convener of ...

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22 Sep
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Video: Laudato Si’ animation for young people

Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth. Will you play your part to protect our common home? Source: CAFOD.

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28 Aug
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Evangelism ‘threatened by counter-extremism measures’

Four out of five evangelicals think government policies to tackle extremism may make it harder for them to share their faith. Two thirds of respondents to the Evangelical Alliance’s survey of more than 1,700 evangelicals felt that the current attempt ...

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Alistair Dutton
27 Aug
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Archbishops endorse CAFOD and SCIAF’s encyclical study guide

The heads of the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland – Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia – are encouraging the Catholic community to embrace the opportunity to reflect, act and pray, following the release of the Pope’s ...

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Stephen Timms MP
11 Aug
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Government scraps Faith Minister title

The title of Faith Minister has been scrapped by the Government and subsumed into a junior ministerial role at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Following a lengthy investigation by Premier, Number 10 has confirmed that although the ...

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Archbishop Justin and Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul, January 2014.
19 Jun
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Archbishop Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch make joint call for action on climate change

Archbishop Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have written in the New York Times about our moral responsibility to act now on climate change.  On June 23rd, the Lancet Medical Journal and University College London will publish a landmark report, ...

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Most Rev David Chillingworth
19 Jun
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Episcopalian Primus signs Lambeth Declaration on climate change and comments on Papal encyclical

The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says: “The publication of this eagerly-awaited Encyclical is a major event in the shaping of the response of faith communities to ...

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Rev Trevor Jamison
18 Jun
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Church of Scotland welcomes Pope Francis’ statements on climate change

The Church of Scotland welcomes Pope Francis’ wide-ranging and comprehensive encyclical on climate change. The Church has long recognised the importance of addressing climate change and is in complete agreement with Pope Francis that action must be taken without delay. ...

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