Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

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april 2011

 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland - More Together, Less Apart

CTBI's e-bulletin keeps our supporters up to date with new developments on our website and across the churches of Britain and Ireland. Please forward it to anyone who might be interested.


Lent with CTBI

Praying for Lent


Pray during Lent with these resources from the Joint Liturgical Group >>

Cross of ashes Lent Resources: The Unreconciled

CTBI's Lent resources this year challenge us to reflect on the theme of The Unreconciled.  A wealth of weekly study material, plus three extra resources for use during Holy Week.
Find out more at

Our Lent course is partnered with the BBC's Sunday and daily worship. You can also download readings, commentaries and reflections for Radio 4's Daily Service.



More new items on the CTBI website:
Sorry sky What is the nature of Christian apology? >>


Messy Church Use Messy Church resources to think about Church unity >>


24 March Budget ignores the plight of the poorest, says Church Action on Poverty >>
Discover the latest outreach ideas for the Olympics with the On Your Marks tour >>  


Books recently published by CTBI

Foundations for Mission book cover (c)CTBI Forgotten Trinity book unreconciled book cover

Find out more about The Unreconciled, Forgotten Trinity and Foundations for Mission>>


Churches' Refugee Network
Update to 2010 CRN Conference sponsorship of refugee family reunion >>


Churches Together Connect

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CTBI's new social networking site CT Connect offers new opportunities to build an on-line community and work together on agendas for unity. Find us at

What's currently on Churches Together Connect?
Debating democracy campaign: videos for and against the Alternative Vote >>
MODEM Leading Across Boundaries conference >>
Understanding Islam residential course >>
Add your prayers and messages of support for the people of Japan at
Churches Together Connect >>
Video: How churches can make good use of the media and social networks>>

 And lots, lots more. Visit Churches Together Connect to join, add an event, blog, or get involved in a discussion.



Other News
Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2011

Hustings Guidance for the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2011 is now on the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office website, on the Hustings Guidance Section, available either to download or to view online. There is also a page on the website for election information: which is being regularly updated.

Global Day of Prayer
Find out more, including the 500 days of non-stop prayer for the British Isles >>
Scottish Churches Housing Action Skills Programme

Scottish Churches Housing Action Skills Programme has launched a skills programme resource to help churches respond to Scotland's crisis of homelessness. More at Scottish Churches Housing Action >>

Big Environment Celebration

The Archbishop of York will be opening the Big Environment Celebration at York Minster taking place on Saturday 28 May as part of the Diocese of York's Year of the Environment.

New Church of England website

The Church of England's website has recently been redesigned and relaunched. One section within this new user-friendly site relates to the ‘Church in Parliament' and hosts pages with parliamentary briefings on current legislation and topical public policy concerns. View the parliamentary section here >>

Closing Gathering of the Poverty Truth Commission

The Poverty Truth Commission is an independent body bringing together civic leaders, policy makers and people with a direct experience of poverty, supported by the Church of Scotland and Faith in Community Scotland.. To attend its closing gathering on 16 April in Glasgow City Chambers contact Kat Watts (0141 248 2905;


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