Bishop of Doncaster

Category Results for: "Social Justice"

  • Presidential Address to Synod – 26 November 2016

    Some of you may know that a couple of weeks ago the diocese had a Peer Review.  Peer Review is a process being introduced to facilitate learning and improve shared accountability across the...

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  • Easter address from Bishop Peter

    Preached at Easter Confirmations and Easter Day 2016 John 20:1-18 “Europe is approaching the point where the only way to control desperate migrants could soon be the regular use of...

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  • Christmas Day Service - 2015

    A few weeks ago following a service I took elsewhere in the diocese, I was enjoying - as is often the case - a cup of tea and some time in fellowship at the back of church.  There I was...

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  • Cuts hitting most deprived can’t be right

    We all know how important it is to listen and how difficult it is to do.  Listening is a skill of critical significance in all aspects of our lives.  Listening involves much more than...

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  • Child Poverty

    I have read this week that the Government is intending to change the way child poverty is measured.  This follows an expected increase in the figures for the first time in ten years.  The...

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  • A Multi-Ethnic World

    Once again America debates the right to own guns in light of the shocking case of nine people being shot at a historic black church in Charlestown, South Carolina.  It has, we are told, sent...

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  • Wellbeing and mental health

    Last week I attended two different meetings addressing the issue of wellbeing and its relation to good health.  Mental health and wellbeing is an important part of overall health and can be...

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  • Protecting the most vulnerable

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been visiting various groups and organisations around the Diocese of Sheffield.  Two of the visits were to food banks which I’ve written about before,...

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  • Now is the time for Action

    I was absolutely appalled and shocked to read comments by the outspoken columnist Katie Hopkins writing in the Sun Newspaper describing migrants as cockroaches.  The language is both...

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  • The Minimum Wage

    The Church of England nationally has been a little embarrassed this week after having to admit that whilst calling, through its recent “Pastoral Letter”, for employers to pay the...

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  • Fuel Poverty

    We often look at years gone by with fond memories and rose tinted glasses, but there are many things I wouldn’t want to go back to.  I wouldn’t, for example, want to go back to the...

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  • Respecting One Another

    As child I was told that I must respect my elders.  I can’t imagine that I always got it right but with encouragement I did as well as I was able for my age.  It’s unlikely...

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  • Doncaster - A City of Sanctuary

    The first few days of the New Year brought horrendous images of over 1,300 migrants being abandoned off the Italian coast by ruthless and unprincipled gangs.  Amongst the migrants were...

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  • Looking back on 2014

    As you look back over past year I hope there’ll be many things to celebrate.  However, many will reflect on the difficulties that have blighted their personal lives or the lives of those...

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  • Hunger Stalks our Country

    Last week the Archbishop of Canterbury threw down a challenge to the Work and Pensions Secretary and other politicians to face the simple reality, and confront the devastating fact that...

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  • Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking, or what’s also known as modern day slavery, is a global issue which should concern us at the local level as it’s inevitably taking place in most major towns and...

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