Resources are available for Education Sunday 2018 for use by churches, schools, colleges, individuals and groups. This year’s theme is ‘Faith and Works’ with material written by a group representing a range of traditions and agencies, including the Association of Christian Teachers, Baptist Union, Roman Catholic Church, Church of England National Society, Methodist Church, Student […]
A statement has been released by the Presidents of Churches Together in England (CTE) marking 100 years since the National Day of Prayer called by King George V on 4 August 1918: The Presidents of Churches Together in England are joining with Buckingham Palace in recognising the significance of a National Day of Prayer one […]
This Weekly Focus looks at the ‘Unreconciled’ – groups of people who stay under the radar of our usual networks and Christian enterprises, and are often hidden in plain sight in our families, congregations, communities and nations.
With a month to go to Creation Time (also known by other similar names), recently endorsed by Church leaders from around the world including the Archbishop of Canterbury, we reflect on biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth.
Continuing our look at Christian unity, our reflection comes from our 2009 resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Reconcile Your People.
Sunday 12 August 2018. An annual joint prayer for peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula has been composed by the Korean Christian Federation Central Committee (North Korea) and the National Council of Churches in Korea (South Korea), for use by churches who may wish to use it on Sunday 12th August 2018, the weekend before […]
Continuing from last week’s focus on Christian unity, we bring a reflection from our materials from the 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Well is Deep. They are based on John 4:1-42 where Jesus was compelled to go through Samaria and met a Samaritan woman at a well, where Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’.
While we prepare resources for the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we look back to our resources for 2014 which were based around Paul’s provocative question in 1 Corinthians, ‘Has Christ been divided?’ In faith we respond, ‘No!’ yet our church communities continue to endure divisions. However, 1 Corinthians also points us to a way in which we can value and receive the gifts of others even now in the midst of our divisions.
Update 4 May 2018. Bilingual Welsh/English version now available to download. This practical theological resource uses the document Christian Witness in a Multi-religious World: Recommendations for Conduct produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). It aims to help you: Gain a practical understanding towards application of the guidelines. Provide […]
There can appear to be a clash between caring for the poor and caring for the planet. All the talk about tackling global warming, about carbon footprints, greener lifestyles and the need for renewable energy might seem to take us away from focussing on justice for the world’s most vulnerable people. Yet this is a false dilemma. The fact is that it is the world’s poor who are suffering first and suffering worst in a world affected by avoidable Climate Change.