After Black Friday, Giving Tuesday
THE Church of England is among the organisations that have
signed up to #GivingTuesday, an international movement that asks
people to give their time, money, or voice to charity on one day,
Tuesday 2 December. The idea began in the US in 2012 and gained
support from partners including Google and Facebook. In 2013, there
were 10,000 partners worldwide, resulting in a surge in donations
to charity. www.givingtuesday.org.uk
Green campaign reports success
ALMOST 30 FTSE 350 companies have improved their disclosure and
management of greenhouse-gas emissions, as a result of engagement
by the Church Investors Group (CIG), the group's annual report
suggests. The figure was calculated by academics at the University
of Edinburgh. CIG represents 55 institutional church investors.
More HIV clinics for black churches in London
FOUR new HIV-testing clinics have been opened in black churches
in the London area, to address the prevalence of the disease among
African people living in the UK. The ActionPlus Foundation has
established clinics in Southwark, New Cross, Wood Green, and
Dagenham. Latest Health Protection Agency figures show that 2.8
people in every 1000 in the UK have HIV. The rate among
black-African heterosexuals is 56 in 1000.
Send in your entries. . .
ENTRIES are now being sought for the 2015 Sandford St Martin
Awards, which celebrate radio, TV and online productions exploring
religious, spiritual, or ethical themes. This year, there is a new
award for a children's programme. The deadline is 13 February.
Correction: Contrary to what was stated in our
story about the sale of St John's, Rookhope (News, 21 November),
planning permission has not yet been obtained for conversion to
domestic use, and also we understand that Mr Shuttleworth had been
contacted by the Church Commissioners. We apologise for the error.