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Mission Council meets

group work mc nov13The United Reformed Church’s Mission Council meets at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire next week – from 2pm on Monday 3 November to 1pm on Wednesday 5 November.

Mission Council is the executive body of the General Assembly, and meets twice a year. The key debates at this meeting of Mission Council are: the follow-up to the General Assembly questions on the marriage of same-sex couples, consideration of the denomination’s response to the Lobbying Act and the development of Church House in central London. There will also be papers from the mission committee outlining a draft environmental policy and a proposal to increase the Fresh Expression work of the URC alongside a communications paper presenting draft social media guidelines for use across the whole denomination.


United Nations Day

Image-UN Swords into Plowshares StatueToday, 24 October, is United Nations (UN) Day, UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. The day is intended as an occasion to make “known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work.