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January 2017 Standing Committee News

The Standing Committee of the General Synod met on Tuesday 24th January 2017 in Church of Ireland House, Dublin.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Anglican & Ecumenical Affairs Working Group

The Anglican & Ecumenical Affairs Working Group met on Monday 23rd January 2017 at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.

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Council for Mission

Church In Chains meets with Church of Ireland Council for Mission

The Director of Church in Chains, David Turner, recently gave a presentation on its work to the Church of Ireland Council for Mission. Church in Chains (CiC) is an Irish charity devoted to raising awareness of the issue of Christian persecution around the world and working to alleviate it.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Response to the Conference of European Churches’ Open Letter ‘What future for Europe?

From the European Affairs Working Group of the Church of Ireland

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

The future of Europe, the UK and Ireland – a Christian response

by Dr Tom Healy

A summary of a talk given to the Church of Ireland European Affairs Working Group, which is part of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Council of European Bishops’ Conferences & Conference of European Churches Joint Message

Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us

A joint message of the presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017.

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Disability Working Group

Working Group on Disability welcomes proposed ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Church of Ireland’s Working Group on Disability is pleased to note that the Department of Justice and Equality (Republic of Ireland) has presented the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to the Oireachtas.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Statement by the Church of Ireland Board of Education (RI) in Relation to School Admissions Proposals

The General Synod Board of Education (Republic of Ireland) was interested to learn of the remarks made by Minister Richard Bruton today in relation to on–going considerations regarding school admissions.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place between 18th–25th January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul. This year’s theme – Crossing Barriers – is based on 2 Corinthians 5:14–20 and originated in Germany, drawing on its experience of reconciliation and integration.

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Church and Society Commission

Church of Ireland Church and Society Commission (CASC): Expressions of Interest Sought

The current membership of the Church and Society Commission (CASC) reaches the end of its term in June 2017. The Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod are inviting members of the Church of Ireland who have relevant experience and who are willing to be considered for membership to submit expressions of interest, accompanied by an outline of particular skills or experience.

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