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Statement on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill

The Rt Revd Dr Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, and Chair of the Church and Society Commission, has issued the following statement in relation to proposed amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill, to be discussed at Westminster tomorrow.

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Council for Mission

Tell – the first Mark of Mission

A video from the Council for Mission

A two–minute video from the Church of Ireland Council for Mission shows how two parishes – in Belfast and Co. Sligo – are living out the first Mark of Mission by proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God.

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Church and Society Commission

Church and Society Commission calls for action on infected blood compensation

The Church and Society Commission of the Church of Ireland has written to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to request an increase in welfare payments for people living in Northern Ireland who have been infected or otherwise affected by blood contamination.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

General Synod Board of Education (RI) delegation participates in Top Level Symposium on Future of Small Primary Schools

At the invitation of the Joe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, representatives of the General Synod Board of Education (RI) attended a top level symposium, involving all stakeholders and partners in education, on the role and future of small primary schools.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Stranmillis launches Religious Education Certificate for students

Stranmillis University College recently launched a new Religious Education Certificate, which will be available to student teachers as part of its degree enhancement programme.

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Standing Committee

Standing Committee News

The Standing Committee of the General Synod met on Tuesday, 18th June 2019, in Church of Ireland House, Dublin. Ms Hazel Corrigan opened the meeting in prayer.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

CSSC coffee morning for Cancer Focus NI

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council raised £182 for Cancer Focus NI at its coffee morning in Stranmillis University College on Wednesday (22 May), which brings the total raised by the Council to date to over £2,000.

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Church and Society Commission

Environmental examples from the Church of Ireland

A two–minute video presented to the Church of Ireland’s General Synod highlightss three examples of parish environmental projects from Carlow, Bushmills and Holywood.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Reflecting on the role and context of our schools

Canon Brian O’Rourke has focused on how Church of Ireland schools in the Republic contribute to communities and wider society, in his speech seconding the Board of Education report at General Synod today.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Board of Education (NI) wishes Bishop Good a happy retirement

The Board of Education (Northern Ireland) wished Bishop Ken Good a happy retirement at its last meeting.

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