Action on Assisted Dying Bill - Religious Leaders' Statement
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain are amongst the 24 faith leaders who have today voiced their shared concerns about Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.
In a joint statement to Members of the House of Lords they say:"While we may have come to the position of opposing this bill from different religious perspectives, we are agreed that the Assisted Dying Bill invites the prospect of an erosion of carefully tuned values and practices that are essential for the future development of a society that respects and cares for all."
The leaders and senior representatives are drawn from a broad coalition of Christian churches and denominations, and from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths.Lord Falconer's Bill will be debated in the House of Lords on 18 July 2014.
For the full statement see the Catholic Bishops' Conference website.
To see what action you can take including contacting a Peer go here.
Looking Forward to Festival 50!
At the recent Diocesan Festival 2014 Bishop Kieran looked forward to the celebration of the Diocesan's Golden Jubilee in 2015 with Festival 50 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. To find out more and especially to volunteer for Festival 50 see this website.
You can find pictures from the Diocesan Festival 2014 on the Diocesan Flickr Site.
'Playlist of Our Hearts': Redshirt 10th Anniversary CD Launched
As part of The Redshirts 10th Anniversary celebrations this year Redshirts, both past and present, got together in April to record a CD of some of their favourite songs from Lourdes. Produced by Herald AV Publications and recorded at Surrey University Studios this “Playlist of Our Hearts” has been a real labour of Love In Action.
For more information and to order go to here the Youth page.
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