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Resources are available for Advent and Christmas 2020
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) 2021. Resources are now available to download, prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme is “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, based on John 15:1-17 and expresses the Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity.
Black Lives Matter and Racial Justice.   George Floyd’s death has provoked a strong response around the world, and across churches and Christian organisations in Britain and Ireland.  Find different contributions from churches and faith organisations online.
Reset the Debt – letter to the Chancellor.  Local church leader’s are being encouraged to add their name to an open letter to the UK Chancellor, asking the Chancellor to ‘work with communities, churches, charities and creditors to create a comprehensive and just solution to the unique problem of lockdown debt’.
Essay competition: Future of Interreligious Dialogue.  An essay competition for youth on the theme ‘The Future of Interreligious Dialogue’ has been announced by the World Council of Churches (WCC). 
Deadline: 15 January 2021.
HIGHLIGHTS - RESOURCES
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Mission – MTAG resource.   New resource covering Ancient Wisdom, Modern Mission: Following Christ in the footsteps of the Saints. The first saint to be explored is St Andrew.
 
Church response to the coronavirus.  Information, guidance and advice for churches trying to provide services online as well as churches who are opening their doors during this pandemic.
CTBI Magazine - Edition 2.  Find out all about the work of CTBI in our magazine.  The magazine is free to download. If you would like to order printed copies, contact info@ctbi.org.uk 
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL ECUMENICAL INSTRUMENTS
ACTION OF CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SCOTLAND (ACTS)
Find information and guidance for the churches in Scotland.  More 
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ENGLAND (CTE)
CTE has launched the new Toolkit for A Flexible Framework for Local Unity in Mission which provides an easy-to use framework helping local churches to collaborate with confidence and flexibility, developing the right agreement for their joint venture – such as a holiday club, mission event, messy church, homeless shelter or community café.  More
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WALES (CYTÛN)
Read the latest Policy Bulletin offering information and guidance for the churches in Wales.  More
IRISH COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (ICC)
Read ‘People Still Need Us’: A Report on a Survey of Faith Leaders on the Island of Ireland during the Covid–19 Pandemic.  More
UPCOMING EVENTS

WEBSITE LAUNCH: Synergy Network: Churches and Communities Taking a Stand.  1st December 2020, 3.00pm - 4.25pm.  Join this Zoom meeting to hear about the new website to tackle serious youth violence and how you can get involved.  Register via Zoom.

WEBINAR: 'Black and Blue' 2nd December 2020, 7.30pm - 9.00pm.  Join us to hear from present and former serving black police officers about their views on the Black Lives Matter movement, institutional racism, ‘stop and search’ and related law and order issues.  Register via Zoom.

PAST CTBI WEBINAR EVENTS - RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
Various Topical Webinars
 
Reset the Debt. 
Hosted by CTBI and the Reset the Debt campaign, run by The Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, The Baptist Union and the Church of Scotland, in partnership with Church Action on Poverty.
Faith in Europe: 'Russia and its Neighbours: Values, Conflict, and the West'.
Accompaniment for Justice and Peace:  Listening to Voices from the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine-Israel. Hosted by CTBI and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine-Israel (EAPPI).
 
Racial Justice Webinars
 
CTBI and the Baptist Union of Great Britain Racial Justice Series. The Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy.
CTBI and the Baptist Union of Great Britain Racial Justice Series. The Windrush Scandal and the shameful treatment of Black Britons.
CTBI and the Baptist Union of Great Britain Racial Justice Series.  The Hostile Environment: Distrust, Discrimination and Deprivation.
CTBI and the Baptist Union of Great Britain Racial Justice Series. Power, Privilege and Pandemic: The Toxic Case of Brexit.
Standing Together: A Christian response to the COVID-19 crisis affecting BAME communities.
Churches' Refugee Network (CRN) Webinars
Churches' Refugee Network (CRN): Immigration issues in Britain and Ireland.
Churches' Refugee Network (CRN): Covid-19: asylum and refugees issues.
Churches' Refugee Network (CRN): Asylum and Refugees in Europe during COVID-19.
Climate Change Webinars
Climate Change: Church and Green Recovery.
As always, if you have any information from your own church or church organisation that you would like to share with the CTBI community, please do not hesitate to get in touch newsletter@ctbi.org.uk

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