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CUC Online Event:
The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Wednesday 14th April 2021, 7pm-8.30pmOrdinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Ten years on from the establishment of the Ordinariate, how should this project for the quest for Christian unity now be seen? The CUC invite you to join in a conversation, via Zoom, about this and other aspects of the Ordinariate between Bishop Paul Hendricks, Assistant Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark, and Fr Christopher Pearson OLW.

To book your free ticket please click here and then click the green “Register” button on the right. 

The promotional flyer for this event can be downloaded here.

If you have any queries please email christianunitycommission@rcaos.org.uk.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is an ecumenical prayer movement for evangelisation, uniting Christians in nearly 90% of countries worldwide from Ascension Day to Pentecost. This year Thy Kingdom Come will take place from 13-23 May.

For more information visit www.thykingdomcome.global. For some specifically Catholic resources, please click here.

Churches Together in South London:
Statement on Covid-19 Vaccine

In a statement that marked the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, church leaders who make up the ecumenical partnership of Churches Together in South London issued the following joint statement:

We know that some people have concerns and fears about the Covid-19 vaccination, and we do not underestimate these. Current reliable scientific advice is that the vaccine offers the best way to control the pandemic and help to save lives.  Each of our Christian traditions allows for the vaccine to be received for these purposes.  It is believed that the vaccine will reduce the impact of Covid-19 and lessen the pressure on the NHS.  This is our prayer as we trust in God and commend the vaccine.

For information about the vaccine and when you may be offered it, please see:

https://selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine.

Racial Justice in Church and Society

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland hosted a a webinar about racial justice in church and society on 10 February, which was recorded and can be watched here.

In our Archdiocese, Archbishop John Wilson has responded to this year’s Racial Justice Sunday theme, ‘A Time to Act’, by creating a new diocesan Commission for Promoting Racial and Cultural Inclusion, which will be chaired by Fr Victor Darlington, parish priest of Camberwell.  You can find more details on the diocesan website

Interfaith and Interchurch Dialogue: How are they Different?

Many Christians today consider dialogue and cooperation with people of other faiths as at least as pressing an issue as the search for unity between Christians of different traditions. The Christian Unity Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark held its first online conference on 30 November. This event was organised to help us to learn more about the contribution that the Roman Catholic Church makes to interfaith activity in London (north and south).

The event was recorded on Zoom and can be watched below.