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Newsletter: Urban Families

Urban Families

Over half the global population now live in towns and cities. Cities with over 10 million people are becoming commonplace. Elsewhere smaller settlements are exploding with rural migrants. And cities are young places, as young adults are most likely to move to urban areas to make their new homes. Urban life exposes young people to new worldviews, technologies and lifestyles. It also exposes them to the inequalities of the society where they live as shanty towns grow up near gated communities. In the midst of our cities - and the slums - are stories of hope, of risks taken in faith. Articles in this newsletter show glimpses of visions of a different city - one of possibility, of energy and safe spaces; the place where the stranger can become the neighbour and where

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08 OCT 2007 103 KB

Newsletter: Slavery and the Family:Past and Present

Slavery and the Family:Past and Present

The newsletter, published at Trinitytide 2007 Anglican World, marks the 200 years since Britain abolished the Slave Trade and looks back at the history and achievement of William Wilberforce, inspired as he was by his study of the Bible and Christ's teaching. But the main focus of the newsletter is to show that 1807 did not mark the end of slavery as a practice or system. The newsletter also tells of work being done to help the victims of modern forms of slavery and calls on Christians to recognise today's oppression and - like Wilberforce - labour to oppose it.

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11 JUN 2007 91 KB

Newsletter: Community Families

Community Families (Newyear 2007)

explores the significance and nature of different forms of community: L'Arche communities for the disabled; communities for children who have no families; migrant communities and religious communities. The newsletter contains articles from South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and UK.

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08 JAN 2007 63 KB