The Church of England - - THE RECORD -

The Bishop of Derby, Dr Alas­tair Red­fern, has re­ceived a thank you let­ter on be­half of the Dio­cese from Her Majesty the Queen for their good wishes in her Ju­bilee year, he said: “I was hon­oured to re­ceive a let­ter from HM The Queen ad­dressed to ‘The Peo­ple of the Dio­cese of Derby’ for our par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Big Ju­bilee Thank You.”... David Bur­rowes MP will be among the Speak­ers at the Fel­low­ship of Euro­pean Broad­cast­ers Con­fer­ence, at the Hil­ton Ho­tel Stansted, UK from 21-24 Novem­ber 2013 – a UK MP since 2005 and cur­rently also Chair­man of the Con­ser­va­tive Chris­tian Fel­low­ship... Nurse Shirley Chap­lin is call­ing on David Cameron to fol­low up his pledge to change the law to pro­tect the ‘wear­ing of the cross’ fol­low­ing the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights rul­ing against her... The Prime Min­is­ter tweeted in re­sponse to the ECHR rul­ing on crosses: “De­lighted that prin­ci­ple of wear­ing re­li­gious sym­bols at work has been up­held – peo­ple shouldn’t suf­fer dis­crim­i­na­tion due to re­li­gious be­liefs.”... Elizabeth Henry has joined Mis­sion and Pub­lic Af­fairs (MPA) as Na­tional Ad­viser for the Com­mit­tee for Mi­nor­ity Eth­nic Angli­can Con­cerns (CMEAC) with a vi­sion to en­gage with race aware­ness is­sues in so­ci­ety at large – fol­low­ing CMEAC’s 25th an­niver­sary in 2012, Elizabeth will also build on the Com­mit­tee’s past achieve­ments to en­sure the struc­tures of the Church of Eng­land can bet­ter rep­re­sent and serve its parishes…

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