Consuming Responsibly​ 2

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Stewards of our money

On Sunday the Rector reminded us that we are called to be ‘stewards’ of our resources and last week was Good Money Week.  The topic earlier this month at the Charlbury Quaker Reading Group led by Ian Cave also happened to be Money, banks and finance, where the whole basis of our financial system and of money creation in economies like the UK’s was examined.   There was an element, even in this discussion, of the now infamous ‘take back control’ slogan.  Continue reading Consuming Responsibly​ 2

Consuming​ Responsibly (1)

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Our Bishop has asked us in a recent blog to be Christ-like.  Since a large part of our existence consists of consuming, from food to car miles and from clothes to where we put our money, I often worry about just how responsibly I am behaving.  In this Season of Creation, I have done my own research and made some useful discoveries which others may find helpful.  Here is just one for now.  Continue reading Consuming​ Responsibly (1)

Charlbury New Economy Reading Group​

 

Our friends at the Charlbury Quaker Meeting invite you to join their stimulating reading group. The Reading Group meets for an hour each month to discuss each of the Quaker “Building the New Economy” booklets. These are all focused around how we can move towards a more sustainable economy which doesn’t rely on consuming our natural resources and economic growth every year. Fortunately, you don’t need a degree in economics to understand this because each booklet is written for beginners. Continue reading Charlbury New Economy Reading Group​

Letter from Bishop Steven

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Dear Friends

Called to be Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous

I am writing to invite every church, chaplaincy, small group and school in the diocese to do something very simple but life changing over the next year.

I am asking the whole Diocese of Oxford to read, study and dwell in the opening words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.1-10. Continue reading Letter from Bishop Steven

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