Category Archives: Social Policy

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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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
18 Jun
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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia welcomes publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si

Commenting on the publication of  the Pope’s Encyclical letter, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia said: “I welcome Pope Francis wide-ranging instruction, Laudato Si (Praise Be) on the care of God’s creation as a timely and profound response to what is ...

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SCIAF logo
18 Jun
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SCIAF: climate change, poverty, and caring for our environment

Pope Francis’ first encyclical – Laudato Si: On the care for our common home – is the most radical ever written on the environment, but follows in the Church’s long tradition of teaching us to care for God’s creation, says ...

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Gill Dascombe
18 Jun
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Methodist president and vice-president welcome Papal encyclical

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have welcomed the latest Papal encyclical, which focuses on the issue of climate change. The Revd Kenneth Howcroft and Gill Dascombe have issued the following statement in response: “Yesterday we represented the ...

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Christine Allen
18 Jun
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Christian Aid welcomes ‘game-changing’ Papal encyclical

Christian Aid has praised Pope Francis for his call for a radical rethinking of humanity’s relationship with the earth and urged both people of faith in all walks of life, and especially politicians,  to heed his appeal for action to ...

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