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13 December 2013

DIOCESE OF SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM

Colourful point: Maddy Fox, from Archbishop Cranmer School, Aslockton, with her bible drawing, at Jubilee House, the new eco-offices of the diocese of South­well & Notting­ham, in Southwell, last week

Colourful point: Maddy Fox, from Archbishop Cranmer School, Aslockton, with her bible drawing, at Jubilee House, the new eco-offices of the diocese ...

Religious organ-donation plan launched

FOLLOWING on from a multifaith summit in May, proposals to increase the number of religious people joining the organ register have been released. The recommendations include better training for healthcare chaplains to tackle common misunderstandings, and for faith communities to initiate regular discussions about organ donation.

Lord Sacks takes up university appointment

THE former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, has been named Professor of Law, Ethics, and the Bible at King's College, London. Lord Sacks was awarded a doctorate from King's in 1981 and became a Fellow of the college in 1993. He will teach undergraduates and MA students in theology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and Abrahamic religions.

Record number of retreat centres

MORE retreat centres than ever before have been listed in the sector's annual handbook. The Retreat Association said that the details of 259 centres are in next year's Retreats publication, an 11-per-cent increase on last year.

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