James Townsend, Director of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, explains why the development of school leaders of the future is crucial so pupils can flourish and reach their potential.
For more information on the conference James mentions in this clip: www.churchofengland.org/education/lat…ion-news.aspx
Read Andy Wolfe’s blog on teacher networks: www.tumblr.com/blog/cofecomms.
Air Commodore David Cooper, Joint Force Air Component Commander at RAF High Wycombe talks about the impact of his faith in his career at the RAF and the impact it has during Remembrance.
Lt Col Jane Hunter, Education Lead at Sandhurst, talks about the importance of Remembrance Day in the Army, as well as the wider implications for society in remembering the past to make a safer future.
James Milton, Operations Manager for The Trussell Trust, explains why some people in rural areas face particular challenges that mean they require the support of foodbanks, and how important churches are for that provision.
The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, outlines some of the challenges that face rural communities struggling with the cost of living, and how churches offer friendship and practical support to those in need.
The Bishop of Manchester calls for prayer, friendship and taking a stand against hostility.
Ahead of a conference to help equip churches to offer a welcome to people seeking refuge, the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, speaks of why Christians are mandated to offer welcome to all and how churches can support refugees and asylum seekers new to this country.
The conference will be held at Salford University on Saturday 19 November and is organised jointly by the Diocese of Manchester and Greater Together Manchester. The event will update delegates on the ‘refugee crisis’, the government’s response both locally and nationally, and the complexities of the UK asylum system.
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a number of workshops, including:
• People Welcoming People: becoming a welcoming church
• Legal Matters: understanding the law on asylum
• Accommodating unaccompanied minors
• Understanding Community Sponsorship
• Models of Welcoming Newcomers
• What is Trauma? Looking at mental health and the asylum process
• Hosting the Destitute
• Supporting Christian converts with their asylum case
• Campaigning for Change
• 28 Days: supporting the transition from Asylum Seeker to Refugee
• Understanding Islam
This event is open to all and costs £10 per person to cover the cost of providing lunch. Booking is essential via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welcoming-re…on-27599182899
For further information, contact Lily Axworthy, Greater Together Manchester on 0161 828 1409
Night shelters supported by Church Urban Fund are to increase their provision to nearly 4,000 bed spaces this winter in response to a growing problem of homelessness.
Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter will nearly double the length of time it operates to six months when it opens to homeless guests at the end of this month with support from six Church of England host churches. We hear from Rev Ellie Trimble, priest-in-charge of the Church of the Apostles Manchester with St Cuthbert Miles Platting, who talks about her churches’ involvement in the shelter.