Christmas messages from Christian leaders In his letter ahead of Christmas, the Archbishop of Canterbury drew attention to the centrality of gifts in the Christmas story. He reflected on the many uncertainties in the world and cites the coming of Jesus as Good News for all, giving hope for mutual understanding, peace and love https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/speaking-and-writing/articles/archbishop-canterburys-ecumenical-christmas-letter The Bishop of Manchester is very direct – … [Read more...]
Members of Christians on Ageing and other users of this website are encouraged to contribute to the debate. Let us know what you think. Tell us about other useful stuff we can include here. What should the Churches be doing on important issues, such as:
- Older people after Brexit?
- Helping the 'Windrush' members of our congregations in their struggle for justice?
- Housing and homelessness for older, poorer people?
News from 'Together for the Common Good' - an organisation we hope you support Extract from "Together for the Common Good Newsletter" http://www.togetherforthecommongood.co.uk Events for people across the churches building the Common Good 5 December Trust and Integrity in Business - which questions do we ask? And of whom? The annual Quakers in Business Conference 2018. A one day interactive event with three parallel streams – lessons from the past and actions for today; one sponsored … [Read more...]
1 DECEMBER 2018 TODAY WE LAUNCH OUR NEW-LOOK WEBSITE We hope you like the new look and that the information will be easy to access. It is always helpful to have feedback. Watch out for the launch of our e-newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, sign-up on the Home page. HAPPY SEARCHING! … [Read more...]
Co-operative FuneralCare has recently publicised the growing popularity of no-frills cremations: no ceremony, no mourners, low cost. It cites the growing popularity of events celebrating the life of a dead person being held at a time and place unconnected with the funeral. It suggests that this will provide an alternative to traditional religious and secular funeral ceremonies. It also refers to the significant saving in costs compared to standard funerals. It has now published (August 2018) … [Read more...]
A new study supported by Christians on Ageing: Churchgoing carers speak of their long and lonely road In a new and pioneering study, those caring for loved ones with dementia emerge as the forgotten heroes amongst carers. 53 churchgoers who have (or have recently had) this caring role speak out passionately for the first time about their experience. You can read a more detailed article about the research here … [Read more...]