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Latest news: Church of Ireland joins FAB

19th May 2014

“I want to suggest a word that might well encapsulate virtually anything we would want to say about the Church and its characteristics. It is the word ‘giving’. The Church as an organism that is characterised by its giving nature; its people who are characterised by being giving people. This is very much a Gospel precept – Matthew Chapter 10, with that powerful phrase of Our Lord, ‘Freely you have received, freely give’. We receive grace; we have no option but to respond to the world with an uncalculating and unselfconscious generosity.”

In Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, a little over a week ago, the General Synod of the Church of Ireland convened where, among the proceedings, they met to discuss the fleshandblood campaign. The Rev Adrian Dorrian of Dundela proposed a motion that the Church become an associate of the campaign, encourage the principles of the campaign on an all-Ireland basis and encourage similar uptake among other Christian traditions in Ireland. Continue reading »