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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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Church and Society Commission

Review of Structure, Objectives and Terms of Reference of Church and Society Commission (CASC)

September 2016

In 2016, the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod commenced a review of the Objectives and Terms of Reference of the Commission, most of the members of which had served 2 three year terms.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Porvoo Prayer Diary 2017

The Prayer Diary is a list of Porvoo Communion Dioceses or Churches covering each Sunday of the year. Those using the calendar are invited to choose one day each week on which they will pray for the Porvoo Churches.

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Literature Committee

New Course Helps Pilgrims Learn About the Holy Land

A new course on pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been launched. The course is entitled Pilgrimage and has been written by the Revd Ken Rue, Chairman of the Dublin and Glendalough Council for Mission and Assistant Priest in Wicklow and Killiskey.

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Standing Committee

November 2016 Standing Committee News

The Standing Committee of the General Synod met on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 in Church House, Dublin, and was opened in prayer by Mr Sam Harper.

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Bishops' Appeal Committee

New Bishops’ Appeal Website

Would you like to know more about Bishops’ Appeal and the projects it supports? Check out the new website at www.bishopsappeal.ireland.anglican.org

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Disability Working Group

Biblical principles for responding to disability

The Revd Judi McGaffin outlines five biblical principles for considering the needs of people with disabilities, and the Disability Working Group’s call for best practice ideas for caring for people living with dementia.

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