CNI – MEDIA REVIEW March 2 @1055

Today’s overview of news reports with links

Billy Graham’s funeral today will ‘really be his last crusade’, family says

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism
Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week.

The 24 million reasons why Sinn Fein like to play the poor mouth … even when they are rolling in it: Nelson McCausland

Church families gathering in Ireland must be inclusive- Zappone

Thousands without power as Emma sweeps across Ireland

Archbishop Jackson outlines options for Sunday worship in stormy weather

New report reveals why Protestants left Derrys West Bank

Obit: John Bateman, Lay Reader in Down, General Synod member

Belfat Telegraph’s what the papers say

BBC News: Newspaper headlines: ‘Emmageddon’ and May ‘urges Britain to come back together’

Reports that the Church of England Pensions Board, together with investors with assets totalling nearly £50 billion, has filed a shareholder resolution at Rio Tinto calling on the company to review its relationship with industry bodies believed to be blocking progress on tackling climate change. Adam Matthews, Head of Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, is quoted.

Interview with Tom Joy, Chief Investment Officer at the Church Commissioners, highlighting long term investment approach of Church Commissioners.

Reports on publication yesterday of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report on its child migration investigation.

Reports that a record number of homeless alerts have been sent to StreetLink during the cold weather and snow.  Tel article mentions that St Mungo’s charity has opened a new emergency shelter in the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London. Christian Today examines how churches and homelessness groups are opening their doors to those in need.

Report that the Grenfell Tower site is likely to be turned into a memorial to those who lost their lives in the disaster. Article quotes Rev Alan Everett, Vicar of the nearby St Clement’s Church, who spoke of the trauma for the residents of seeing the tower on a daily basis.

Stories about the disruption brought by the snow including how dozens of helpers, including a tractor driver, cleared the road to St Cuthbert’s Church in Benfieldside, Shotley Bridge, Co Durham for a couple’s wedding. The articles report that people came forward to help clear the road after an appeal by Rev Martin Jackon for volunteers. The BBC reports that the national service in Cardiff for St David’s Day, due to be led by the Archbishop of Wales, was cancelled because of the weather.

Report on consecration at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Aberdeen of Anne Dyer as Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney. Rt Rev Dyer is the first female bishop in Scotland.

Report on the winners of the Church of England’s first Digital Labs competition held in London last weekend.

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