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Prayers in St Luke’s tide for the NHS

Churches encouraged to pray for the NHS around St Luke’s day on 18 October 2017

Download the prayer resources here

Bishop John (Worcester) said:

“We regularly read news stories of the increasing pressure which the NHS is under. St Luke’s Day provides us with a welcome opportunity to pray for all staff and patients as well as those who have the responsibility for managing resources. The NHS was intended by its founders to be a sort of institutional answer to the question ‘Who is my neighbour?’, the answer being everyone. As such, it is a profoundly Christian institution and I would encourage everyone to set aside some time on or around 18 October to pray for all involved in our health service.”

Marking the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Centenary

Learning from the past for the sake of the future

Join us at this unique occasion to send a message to our country
and the world that we acknowledge Britain’s responsibilities in the
Middle East, and commit ourselves to support both Palestinians
and Israelis in building a new future based on equal rights for all.

Central Hall Westminster
London SW1H 9NH – near Westminster Abbey
Tuesday 31 October 2017 6.30pm-8.30pm

What you can do:

  • Buy tickets via Eventbrite
  • Promote this event among your friends and networks
  • Help raise the £25k cost of this event

Sign up for further information at balfourproject.org
Patrons: Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Rt Revd Graham James, Rt Revd Declan Lang, Baroness Morris of Bolton, Dr Philippa Whitford MP

Registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. SC047090

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Christians in Practice

Christians in Practice

Simon Foster writes…

“…David Primrose wants you to know about the launch of our research Christians in Practice, which will take place on Thursday 19 October 2017 in the West Midlands.”

“Our research, backed by CUF, Arthur Rank Centre, and the dioceses of Lichfield and Birmingham, has surveyed over 1,000  Church of England churchgoers in 32 congregations, and we’re interviewing 30 individuals in depth, to explore how Christians regard the connection between faith and practice.  Like our previous research, What Helps Disciples Grow, we’re shaping a research report and launch event to provide practical learning for the church.  The results are pouring in at the moment.   The responses I’m seeing to questions like ‘how could your church help you connect your faith and your community activity?’ promise some very interesting reflection on the day.”

“If you’re interested, please put the date in your diary.   We’ll add your name to our regular mailing list and send you more details in the coming weeks.”

Simon Foster, Researcher, Christians in Practice

Project website: www.christiansinpractice.net

St Peter’s Saltley Trust: www.saltleytrust.org.uk

The Project Team (seen in the photo)

You’re most likely to speak to project researcher Simon Foster (right). He’s been at Saltley Trust for 2 years and previously led the What Helps Disciples Grow project.

You might also meet Elizabeth Bramley (CUF Researcher) or Dr Ian Jones, Saltley Trust’s Director (left).

Calling People of Goodwill

The Bible Reading Fellowship

Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good

We are living in turbulent times – with religious, political and social divisions challenging our identity and common life. So what kinds of conversation and encounter will help us move forward? The common good is a means to seek the welfare of all people and this new Booklet from Bible Society in collaboration with Together for the Common Good, explores how Christians of all traditions, can build the common good – both now, and for future generations.

Looking at what the Bible can show us about the common good, we have chosen six short passages from the Old and New Testaments which prompt reflection, discussion, prayer and action.

It isn’t easy to respond to God’s call to live for the common good. It requires us to be people with the courage to ‘stay in the room’, negotiate and keep dialogue going by recognising the humanity of everyone, including those with whom we disagree. This is a Booklet for our times.


Calling People of Goodwill: The Bible and the Common Good

Available @ £3.99 from: biblesociety.org.uk/commongood

Follow us on social media using: #commongood

Bible Fellowship

Modern Day Slavery

The Church of England

Mission and Public Affairs Division (MPA)

…launched on 31 May 2017, The Clewer Initiative’s website to assist dioceses detect the instances of modern day slavery and to care for the victims. The website has some wonderful resources to assist parishes and dioceses as well as individuals to think through suitable responses.

Click this link to visit the site now!: https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/

The Clewer Initiative will be producing a monthly newsletter which anyone can subscribe to. You can also follow The Clewer Initiative on twitter @theclewer

Many thanks, Charles

Dr Charles Reed
Foreign Policy Advisor

Blog: www.reimaginingeurope.co.uk
Twitter: @ReimaginingE

The Church of England
Mission and Public Affairs Division
Church House
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ