Return to School, Expanding Vaccination Programme and Care over Spiritual Work in Bangalore

Mar 4, 2021 by

Vinay Samuel continues his lockdown diary We began with in person classes for Standard 10 ( our final year of High School) at the beginning of February. By the middle of the month all the students have started to attend. Parents have paid fees as they could afford. Some students have been supported with full fee scholarships. Standards 6-9 started in person classes in the second week. By the end of the month attendance has improved to 75%. We encourage parents to send the children and talk to...

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Call to vaccinate teachers

Mar 4, 2021 by

From the Church of England Newspaper March 4 Dear Editor The Government have announced that they will not be giving priority to occupation groups in their vaccination programme. The police and teachers are quite justified in being upset by this. “Being led by the science” is not enough – there is also basic decency and fairness. Police are in the front line and some have been spat at for enforcing COVID regulations. Some have died from Covid.   On top of the extra work they...

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COVID-19. Where is God?

Feb 23, 2021 by

This publication is an excellent and timely response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the frequently-heard heart cry: ‘Where is God in all this?’ Review by Dr Gareth Tuckwell, Former Chairman Sanctuary Care, CEO Burrswood Hospital & Clinical Director at Hospice in the Weald. COVID-19 WHERE IS GOD IN ALL THIS? Contributors: Greg Forster, Caris Grimes, James Haslam, Michael Langrish, John Pilling Edited by Chris Sugden Grove Books Limited. 27 pages. £3.95 ISBN 978 1 788 271 394 The...

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Archbishop Luwum Day in Uganda

Feb 16, 2021 by

UGANDA: Martyred Archbishop Remembered By Godfrey Olukya VOL African Correspondent www.virtueonline.org February 16, 2021 Anglican communities in Uganda and Ugandans at large, are today commemorating Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed by dictator Idi Amin Dada. At the time he was killed in 1977, the Most Rev. Janani Luwum was the sitting Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire. He was martyred in Kampala by president Idi Amin’s regime on February 16,...

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Training offered for 2 million pastors with no formal theological education

Feb 12, 2021 by

by Chris Sugden, Virtueonline: Over 100 church leaders and theological educators took part on February 10th in an international zoom conference across eighteen time zones for the launch of The Shepherds’ Academy (TSA) of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life in partnership with Barnabas Fund (www. shepherds.academy). Over 2 million pastors and Christian workers in Global South congregations have no formal theological training. In a Middle East country and in Rwanda, Government...

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Lenten Studies on the Lord’s Prayer from India

Feb 11, 2021 by

Studies on the Lord’s Prayer  have been prepared by Canon Vinay Samuel, of Divya Shanthi Community Churches, Bangalore, India From Study 1 In addressing God as Father, as he himself did, Jesus was making the disciples see that as members of God’s family they enjoyed an equal status. In a world of asymmetrical relationships, of high and low status, Jesus stressed their status as equal members of God’s family. Being members of the Father’s family was the disciples’ new identity. They were...

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