December 2023

A question about Israel treatment of Christians in war-torn Gaza was asked by Bishop Paul in the House of Lords. During a session dedicated to an urgent question on the war, Bishop Paul raised details of two incidents concerning the small Christian population of the strip. The Israel Defense Forces are reported to have destroyed the entrance wall of the Anglican Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City, closing that facility, detaining most of its staff and leaving a tank on the rubble.  The second

Bishop Paul has contributed to the debate on the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill during its second reading in the House of Lords today (19 December). The draft legislation aims to update and simplify the UK’s data protection framework.  Bishop Paul told the Upper House that, “high quality data is crucial to creating and sustaining a healthy and efficient society. But it is vital to get the balance between ownership, access, control, and legitimate use of that data right. Human flourishing

Bishop Paul, speaking in the House of Lords today (18th December), called on the government to find greater funding for charities and voluntary organisations who support the homeless. He highlighted the remarkable work done by the charities Framework Housing Association and Emmanuel House in Nottingham.  “They do exceptional work alongside the City Council, in seeking to help the ten thousand people on the (housing) waiting list,” Bishop Paul told their Lordships.  “But the rising demand for social care and increased homelessness has, in

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT On the third Advent Sunday, we pray: Lord Jesus, light of the world, John told the people to prepare for you were very near. As Christmas grows closer day by day, help us to be ready to welcome you now. Amen. We also pray for The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.

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