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Faith and Society Update - October 2021

MonthlyUpdate Oct2021Dear Friends

Welcome to this month’s Update email, with a wealth of news, resources and events.

Black History Month has been celebrated in Britain every October for nearly 20 years, highlighting and celebrating the achievements of black communities and uncovering their hidden history.

BlackHistoryMonthResourceAs Baptist Christians, we are called to speak positively into the racial justice issues which were highlighted so clearly during 2020 following the death of George Floyd. Amongst the range of materials listed below are several resources and events which will help you and your church engage with racial justice – not only in Black History Month, but throughout the year. The new CYF Racial Justice Resource and this year’s edition of Wonderful Youth will be of particular interest to those working with children and young people. We also highlight four events taking place this month - I will repay (6 October), Christianity, Climate and Race (7 October), the Annual Sam Sharpe Lecture (21 October) and 60 years on (29 October).  Look out too for a new area of our website highlighting the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum - being launched soon.

We hope that you and your church community will be blessed by the information and ideas you find below.

Diane, Hilary, Jane, Mary, Mat, Mike, Paul, Sharon, Steve and Wale
Faith and Society Team

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A range of news and opinion from across Baptists Together in the form of stories, blogs, features, reviews, baptisms, death notices and obituaries
New video by The Fuelcast with Sharon Shek, our Hong Kong Response Coordinator
The latest events, resources and news for Baptist churches
BUGB churches which are preparing to welcome Hong Kongers to their community are asked to provide their details to add to our register of churches
UK faith leaders have called on governments to take urgent action to avert damage threatened by climate change, ahead of the crucial climate summit
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has carried out a series of investigations into safeguarding. IICSA has now completed its thematic review of child protection arrangements in religious organisations and settings.