Creation Time 2018

Our Weekly Focus features a reflection on a topical issue each week.  As we prepare materials for WPCU 2019, this week we look at Christian unity with material from ‘Reconcile Your People’.

An updated briefing on the UK Government’s Universal Credit system has been produced by JPIT, airing concerns on the design and flaws of the scheme.
A motion calling on the UK Government to restate its commitment to the principles of nuclear arms control and eventual nuclear disarmament has been backed by the Church of England.

 

Fifty young Christians and Muslims, aged 20-25, met for an Emerging Peacemakers Forum providing training in peacemaking and reconciliation.
HIGHLIGHTS – RESOURCES

 

JPIT report: Destitution, Discrimination and Distrust: the web of the hostile environment.
Resource: Christian witness in a multi-religious world. Bilingual Welsh/English version now available to download.

 

NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL ECUMENICAL INSTRUMENTS

 

ACTION OF CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SCOTLAND (ACTS)
The Scottish Churches Rural Group (SCRG), which brings together churches within ACTS with rural interests, has attempted to tease out from the Census figures a rural orientated analysis. ‘Hope in the Rural Church – Reflections on the Scottish Church Census’ is now available. More 

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND (CTE)
Resources for Education Sunday (taking place on 9th September) used by churches, schools, colleges, individuals and groups are now available to download.  Resources include Bible readings, All Age Worship outline, Sermon Notes, songs and hymns.  More

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WALES (CYTÛN)
Cytûn Summer 2018 Newsletter is now available, offering a brief update of how Wales’ national ecumenical instrument has served the churches against its agreed Workplan.  The Newsletter also includes the Cytûn Eisteddfod Timetable. More

IRISH COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (ICC)
Community Sponsorship of Refugees – Can Christians Contribute?  News on the Irish government’s announcement that it intends to bring a community sponsorship scheme to Ireland and how to get involved as a church group.  More

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

Day of Prayer for Peace on the Korean Peninsula.  12th August 2018
Interchurch families Jubilee Weekend.  13th – 14th October 2018, The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

 

 

As always, if you have any information from your own church or church organisation that you would like to share with the CTBI community, please do not hesitate to get in touch newsletter@ctbi.org.uk

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