Daily Media Digest Friday 24 February 

News from the Archbishop of York

BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3598/bbc-radio-2-pause-for-thought

News from the Church of England

Investors with $4trn under management renew call on Exxon to address climate risk
https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2017/02/investors-with-$4trn-under-management-renew-call-on-exxon-to-address-climate-risk.aspx

Media Coverage


Christian Today
Further coverage that 25 bishops will be in the North East for a four-day mission in March. The bishops will visit more than 450 community events and bring the Gospel to pubs, streets and sports clubs across the Diocese of Durham. The Talking Jesus mission will start with a service at Durham Cathedral on March 2, led by the Archbishop of York. 

BBC
Further coverage of a Premier Christian Radio interview with the Dean of Bristol, David Hoyle, where he said he is prepared to have a conversation about removing a large stained glass window which pays tribute to the slave trader Edward Colston. However he said any work would cost 'many, many thousands of pounds' . "Opposition to slavery is dead simple. Slavery is wicked and evil," he said. “Removing the biggest window in the cathedral would be hugely difficult for me. If I can find a way of doing that, I would be perfectly prepared to have that conversation.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-39063133
 
BBC
Reports that an election to decide the new Bishop of Llandaff has ended with no result. An electoral college of 47 people, including all the bishops in Wales, had met over three days to vote on a confidential candidates list. The election follows the retirement of Dr Barry Morgan at the end of January. The Church in Wales said none of the candidates received the number of votes required for election - a two-thirds majority.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39050438
 
BBC
Feature on how smart phones and social media are changing Christianity. The Revd Pete Phillips, director of the Codec Research Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University is quoted.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170222-how-smartphones-and-social-media-are-changing-religion
 
 

Stories Worth Sharing

 Why the Church is Promoting the Vocations of Disabled People

Christianity has at its heart a willingness to slow down and hear each other’s story in a spirit of gentle friendship but says Roy McCloughry, National Disability Adviser, for the Archbishop's Council: ‘We cannot pretend that disabled people have not had sometimes to struggle with a disabling rather than an enabling church’.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/renewal-and-reform/why-the-church-is-promoting-the-vocations-of-disabled-people/1228469333896912

 An Education Where No Passports Are Required

Around one million children in England – a quarter of primary pupils and one in 16 secondary students – attend Church of England schools, which welcome those from all backgrounds. At a time when racial and cultural tensions appear to be on the rise, Church schools are valued more than ever by people of all faiths and none, according to the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer Nigel Genders.

Read the blog here:
http://cofecomms.tumblr.com/post/157359352637/an-education-where-no-passports-are-required
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