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‘Practical Action on the Cost of Living’ – New booklet produced to share local responses

The Church of Ireland’s Church and Society Commission has published a short booklet with suggestions for how parishes, and other ministries and similar organisations in their local communities, can help to serve people in need at this time.

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Cost of living leaflet highlights sources of help and support

A new leaflet from the Church of Ireland’s Church and Society Commission highlights sources of help and support for households responding to the cost–of–living crisis.

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An urgent appeal for accommodation

Offers sought of properties to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Members of the Church of Ireland are being encouraged to give urgent consideration as to how they can provide accommodation for people fleeing war in Ukraine.

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Irish Churches Creation Care Conference

A major gathering of 100 delegates across several of Ireland’s Churches met at the Dromantine Centre, Newry, last Friday, 8th April, to consider their role and way forward in response to the current environmental crisis.

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Responding to the cost of living crisis

Sources of support for families and individuals facing rising inflation and pressures from the cost of living are listed in a new briefing document provided by the Church and Society Commission.

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Taking action against gender–based violence: how you can take part

16 Days of Activism start on Thursday, 25th November with Global Day on Saturday, 27th November

16 Days of Activism against Gender–Based Violence is an international campaign, which takes place each year from 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10th December (International Human Rights Day).

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Tackling gender–based violence

With sources of help for women and men affected or at risk

June Butler and Jacqui Armstrong, from the Mothers’ Union, spoke on the scale and challenge of gender–based abuse and violence – and how members of the Church can take action against it – at General Synod 2021; their presentation is now available for discussion in dioceses and parishes.

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Parishes encouraged to support Climate Sunday in new video

Local parishes across the Church of Ireland are being encouraged to support Climate Sunday – an initiative of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland – in a new short video filmed around our island.

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Taking the Knee: Prayers for Racial Justice and Equality

The House of Bishops has approved a resource provided by the Church and Society Commission for use in public worship at the discretion of local clergy. ‘Taking the Knee’ includes a sentence of Scripture, a prayer of acknowledgement and lament, and prayers for racial justice and equality.

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Church and Society Commission speaks out against racism

The Church and Society Commission has issued the following statement, after its consideration of the Black Lives Matter movement and issues of racism and related injustices on the island of Ireland.

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