Category Archives: Coronavirus

Change is Coming…Even if We Feel the Record is Stuck

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley and Member of General Synod “I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming, And so I sing along.” Words from US Youth Poet Laureate Amanda … Continue reading

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What to ‘Give Up’ When Everything’s Been Taken Away?

by Canon Robert Hammond, is Lay Chair of Chelmsford Diocesan Synod and a Member of General Synod It’s that time of year when I’m sure we’ve all been asked by work colleagues:  ‘What are you giving up for Lent then?’ … Continue reading

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IICSA, ‘Living in Love and Faith’ & Lockdown 3.0

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project Lockdown 3: how’s it going for you? I’m finding it far worse this time around. Living with uncertainty … Continue reading

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Wise Words for this Year’s End…

by the Right Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”And … Continue reading

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Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing For Granted

by the Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley, Member of General Synod and Co-Founder of the Evangelical Forum on General Synod ViaMedia.News · Scripture & Sexuality – Taking Nothing for Granted – Ven Nikki Groarke At the beginning of this … Continue reading

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Wise Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever!

by the Ven Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney Our leadership matters now more than ever, as we look to our leaders to steer us through these choppy and unpredictable waters. The world has been faced with grave uncertainty because of … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back….But We Will, Unless…

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and a Member of General Synod “Real power lies in the people!” Earlier this week I was privileged to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu say these powerful words during … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…So We Need to Take Care of Our Mental Health

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London and former Chief Nursing Officer ‘Coronavirus has our brains pinging on “future threat,” driving global anxiety and shared fear, as we all live in this extreme state of uncertainty.’ … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…Even When We Do!

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester From this weekend, churches have the option, subject to a risk assessment, of reopening their premises for public acts of worship. Over the next few weekends I expect, and indeed hope, … Continue reading

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We Can’t Go Back…to 2020 Vision

by Dr Rachel Jepson, Member of General Synod, Teacher and PhD in Education ― “Death and Life After Death: Children’s Concepts and Their Place in Religious Education” “I have come in order that you might have life ― life in … Continue reading

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