The issue With #LiftTheBan, the campaign to give people seeking asylum the right to work, in full flow this Weekly Focus continues the reflection around refugees and asylum. This week’s focus is based on Liberation and Entrapment project: Mission And Migration from the Mission Theology Advisory Group (MTAG), which asks ‘What kind of world does […]
A campaign to give people seeking asylum the right to work has been launched by a coalition of over 100 organisations and faith groups, including the CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network (CRN) and five major churches. This Weekly Focus, taken from ‘Hospitality and Sanctuary for All’, our resource for Racial Justice Sunday 2015 written by Inderjit Bhogal, looks at the redemptive gift in the suffering of the stranger.
Christians are called to be honest and accountable to each other in the letter to the Ephesians. There is no place for deceitfulness, for it serves only to impair our relationships and so destroy that community. We are called to live an authentic life.
The issue Last Sunday was Homeless Sunday across England, Scotland and Wales and the bishops of Ireland have issued a letter calling on the government of the Republic of Ireland to do more to address the country’s homelessness crisis. With homelessness an enduring problem across the Four Nations, this Weekly Focus takes its prayer and […]
As we enter the final week of Creation Time our Weekly Focus is again based on the resources produced by Eco-Congregation Scotland. With recent news saying that the world is ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond the 1.5C target, action on climate change is more urgent than ever. Here we ask whether we should open ourselves up to working with others of different faiths, for the common good?
As we launch our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019, we look back to 2011 and the resources based on material from the churches in Jerusalem. These asked us to consider the great vision lived out by the Apostolic Church in Jerusalem of Acts 2:42-47.
As we enter the third week of Creation Time our reflection is based on the resources produced by Eco Congregation Scotland. It follows the theme ‘Passing our Planet on: God’s gift to us’, linking to Scotland’s Year of Young People. The theme reflects on our planet passing on from one generation to the next, and the gifts given to us by God to support and guide us in our care for creation.
As we launch our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019, we take this reflection from those materials, originating from the churches of Indonesia. The Indonesian churches speak out of a context of ethnic and religious diversity, which also includes significant issues of economic injustice. This gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the context in which we pray for Christian unity.
The issue 1 September to 4 October each year has been designated as a time for the Church to consider care for the environment. In 1989 the Ecumenical Patriarch suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Orthodox Church’s year, should be observed as a day “of protection of the natural environment”. The proposal […]
As spiritual, reflective beings, one of the things we have the capacity to see, if we look properly, is evidence of God at work in the world. If we don’t pay attention, we can miss what God is doing in the creation all around us and fail to see the signs the Holy Spirit leaves us everywhere. We fail Jesus and his call to us by not picking up on these signs and sharing them with others.