CNI MEDIA REVIEW – Feb 9, 2018

The top reports on faith in the newspapers today

Mail/Christian Today
Coverage of presentation and debate at the General Synod meeting yesterday on Discerning in Obedience, a theological review of the Crown Nominations Commission. (See also News from the Archbishop of York, above)

Report on Q and A with Archbishop of York on science and religion. Includes mention of the Scientists in Congregations scheme, part of the Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science project, a partnership between the Church of England and Durham University.

Coverage of written question and answer at General Synod on Christianity and freemasonry.
Christian Today
Report ahead of debate today at the General Synod on St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Synod motion on food waste. (See also Times article, above, and Clare Lyons, Comment, below)
Church Times
Report on the launch of new websites for the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
Article quotes Chris Cox, digital media officer at Lambeth Palace, who describes the new sites as “one part of the bigger story of the Church embracing digital communications to reach out to Christians and non-Christians in order to introduce them to Jesus Christ”.

Reports on funeral yesterday of former England and Blackpool footballer Jimmy Armfield, held at St Peter’s Church in Blackpool. He was an active member of St Peter’s and was made one of the first lay canons at Blackburn Cathedral in 2001.

Financial News
Further coverage of voting policy on executive pay, gender diversity and climate change, by the Church Investors Group (CIG) announced ahead of this year’s AGM season. The CIG represents church organisations with combined investment assets of around £17 billion and includes the main investing bodies of the Church of England and the Methodist Church. 

Further coverage of remarks by the Bishop of Wolverhampton, Clive Gregory, on plans for a blue plaque commemorating the late Enoch Powell MP. (See also Comment, Sherelle Jacobs, below)
Special World
Preview of debate at the General Synod tomorrow on Valuing People with Down’s Syndrome.
Further report on figures on safeguarding cases prepared for General Synod questions published yesterday.
Article on Ash Wednesday
Prof John Charmley on Bishop Bell
Sherelle Jacobs