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CES welcomes PM's removal of cap on faith admissions
CES welcomes PM's removal of cap on faith admissions

The Catholic Education Service has welcomed a UK government proposal to remove the cap on faith-based admissions for free schools and new academies. In a statement the CES said: "Catholic Church welcomes Prime Minister's removal of the cap on faith admissions. We warmly welcome the Government's proposal to remove the cap on faith-based admissions for free schools and new academies. This will enable new Catholic schools to meet the current parental demand for thousands of new Catholic school places across the country.

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 Launch of Network for Researchers in Catholic Education
Launch of Network for Researchers in Catholic Education

On 20-21 September, Heythrop College, University of London, will host a conference on 'New Thinking about Catholic Education'. At the conference, a new UK-wide network will be launched: The Network for Researchers in Catholic Education on Tuesday 20 September at 5pm. The network aims: To provide opportunities for encounter, collaboration and joint research between researchers in Catholic Education in the UK.. To provide an interface between researchers and policy and practice in Catholic Education..

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London: St Gregory's wins national garden competition
London: St Gregory's wins national garden competition

St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, west London, has won 'Best School Garden' in a national garden competition run by TV gardener David Domoney's Cultivation Street - a campaign to promote and support community and school garden projects. Over the last six years St Gregory's school garden has been transformed from two areas of unused wasteland into a thriving Eco Garden, which is now used for various educational purposes not only for St Gregory's pupils, but also for pupils from local primary schools and a children's

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  CAFOD launches new GCSE Religious Studies resources to highlight global justice issues
CAFOD launches new GCSE Religious Studies resources to highlight global justice issues

CAFOD has launched a new set of GCSE Religious Studies (RS) resources - in time for the start of the new school year - to help teachers tackle global justice issues within the classroom. The dedicated website contains more than 40 free resources including activities, films and factsheets specifically designed to fit with the AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas exam specifications of the national GCSE RS curriculum. The resources cover a range of topics including the causes and effects of poverty and Christian responses,

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Glasgow: Back to school message from Archbishop Tartaglia
Glasgow: Back to school message from Archbishop Tartaglia

In a Mass offered for teachers and all who work in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Most Rev Philip Tartaglia offered a powerful message of encouragement to all who share the task of educating. He said: "Sometimes Catholic teachers feel that they are not virtuous enough or knowledgeable enough or confident enough to give a good account of the faith they are asked to teach, explain and offer to the children or young people who are their pupils.

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Scotland: Catholic Education Committee Open Forum
Scotland: Catholic Education Committee Open Forum

Archbishop Tartaglia invites members of the wider Catholic education community - parents, teachers, students, clergy - to participate in an open forum session of the Catholic Education Commission next Saturday, (27 August). Designed to provide an opportunity to learn about developments affecting Catholic education in Scotland, this session will focus on a new strategic approach to support the professional learning of teachers working in Catholic schools as companions on the journey.

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St Mary's University partners with Institut Catholique de Paris
St Mary's University partners with Institut Catholique de Paris

St Mary's University, Twickenham has announced it has entered into a formal partnership with the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the University's graduation ceremonies, which set out areas of co-operation including the exchange of students and staff, the awarding of joint degrees, ICP ecclesiastical degrees, joint summer schools, research collaboration, including the recently opened Benedict XVI Centre, and joint work in the field of Catholic Education.

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Vacancy: Project Coordinator - Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University
Vacancy: Project Coordinator - Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University

A grant from the Conrad N Hilton Foundation has enabled the creation of a new Project Coordinator role to be based within the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University working on the Religious Life Vitality Research Project. This is a collaborative project between Durham University, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge (MBIT), and the Religious Life Institute (RLI) at Heythrop College, University of London. The Project is actually comprised of two separate but related research projects focussing on

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Newman University professor awarded prestigious mathematics prize
Newman University professor awarded prestigious mathematics prize

Newman University Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Formative Education) Professor Duncan Lawson has been awarded a gold medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Professor Lawson received the award alongside Tony Croft, Professor of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University, for their work establishing sigma - a network of support centres dedicated to helping University students develop and improve their mathematical and statistical skills.

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Appeal for clarity over future of Heythrop
Appeal for clarity over future of Heythrop

Concerns are growing over the future of Heythrop College, after it was reported that plans for a proposed partnership with Roehampton University may have stalled. A number of academics have written to Cardinal Vincent Nichols appealing for his support to save the 400 year-old institution. When Heythrop's governing body announced in June 2015, that the College in its current form, as a constituent college of the University of London, would be ending, they said in a statement: "Both the Governors and the Society of Jesus are committed to finding a way

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Heythrop Study Day: Laudato Si' and religious life: possibilities and limits
Heythrop Study Day: Laudato Si' and religious life: possibilities and limits

Heythrop College in Kensington will be hosting a Study Day with Celia E Deane-Drummond, entitled Laudato Si' and religious life: possibilities and limits this Saturday, 16 July. Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing. She was editor of the journal Ecotheology for six years and has served as Chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment from 2011 to present.

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Suffolk: Catholic students to teach English in Cambodia mission
Suffolk: Catholic students to teach English in Cambodia mission

A group of girls from Suffolk, currently sitting A levels or working will be setting off for Cambodia soon to teach English for a month this summer, as part of a Diocese of East Anglia twinning link. Alana Hart (18), Chloe Isles (17) and Eloise Burrows (18) are all currently sitting A level exams at St Benedict's Catholic Upper School in Bury St Edmunds. Philippa Sutton (22), the group leader, has just finished her second year at university, whilst working at a local primary school.

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London: Marymount International School seeks Spiritual Life Coordinator
London: Marymount International School seeks Spiritual Life Coordinator

Applications are invited for the post of Spiritual Life Coordinator at Marymount International School, a leading independent, international, Catholic day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18. Marymount is situated on a beautiful 7 acre estate in a residential area of north-east Surrey in close proximity to central London. The start date is 1st September 2016. The Spiritual Life Coordinator is responsible for fostering the Spiritual life of the entire school community.

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St Benedict's commemorates 75th anniversary of sinking of HMS Hood
St Benedict's commemorates 75th anniversary of sinking of HMS Hood

On Tuesday some 150 pupils, former pupils, staff, parents and guests of St Benedict's School in Ealing, gathered for a lecture by one of the foremost experts on HMS Hood, Mr Rob White, an award-winning producer, broadcaster and documentary maker. The occasion marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the loss of the Hood. Mr White, Vice-President of the HMS Hood Association, delivered a powerful and moving account of Hood's career and of the discoveries which have been made about her loss as a result of inspection of the wreck.

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JRS welcomes Education Cannot Wait initiative
JRS welcomes Education Cannot Wait initiative

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has welcomed a major commitment to education made by international community at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on Monday. The Education Cannot Wait fund follows on the heels of the JRS Global Education Initiative launched last December. "Education Cannot Wait is an important step forward in helping to ensure that the most vulnerable and disenfranchised have access to an education," said Jesuit Refugee Service International Director Fr Thomas H Smolich SJ in Istanbul

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A Sabbatical with the Franciscans in Canterbury
A Sabbatical with the Franciscans in Canterbury

The Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, is now accepting applications for our Sabbatical Programme 2016-17. We offer a welcoming community, peaceful atmosphere and beautiful hilltop location overlooking the ancient pilgrim city of Canterbury. For Michaelmas Term the theme is Scripture; for Lent Term, Franciscan Studies, and for Trinity Term, Spirituality. Sabbaticals can last for between one and three terms.

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Scotland: New Director of Catholic Education Service announced
Scotland: New Director of Catholic Education Service announced

The President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has offered congratulations to Barbara Coupar on her appointment as the next Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES). She will take up the post on 20 June. Archbishop Tartaglia said: "I wish to congratulate Barbara Coupar on being chosen as the next Director of SCES. I have no doubt that Barbara will continue to develop the excellent work of SCES which now has a very significant profile both nationally and internationally for its work of

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Catholic school student is BBC Young Musician of the Year
Catholic school student is BBC Young Musician of the Year

A student from a Catholic school in Nottingham has been named BBC Young Musician 2016. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, from Trinity Catholic Comprehensive School and the Royal Academy of Music, was chosen from three finalists who performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in front of a live audience, and were judged by a panel of experts at the Barbican in London on Sunday. Dobrinka Tabakova, who chaired the panel of judges, said: "He was electric. There was something about the way he drew the audience in.

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How to help your children have a solid and lasting faith
How to help your children have a solid and lasting faith

As a parent, one of the most important and enduring gifts we can give our children and grandchildren is a faith in Jesus Christ and his saving power - Anne Morton writes in The Jericho Tree today. But we should be under no illusion, this is not an easy task or one that we bear the full responsibility for. After all, the real work of winning hearts and minds for Christ lies with God himself, because no-one desires their salvation more than he. God gives to parents the responsibility to partner with him in this task, he does not leave us alone or

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Durham: Exploring the Glory of God conference
Durham: Exploring the Glory of God conference

An exciting international conference will take place in Durham, the centre of biblical, theological and ecclesial training in the North East of England. The inaugural Exploring the Glory of God Conference, which will be held at St John's College and is in collaboration with Durham Cathedral, is scheduled from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July 2016. With a view to initiating academic and ecclesial dialogue, speakers and presenters will explore biblical, theological, and aesthetic dimensions of divine glory.

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Study day: The Uncomfortable Call: Religious Life in the Bible, with Nicholas King SJ
Study day: The Uncomfortable Call: Religious Life in the Bible, with Nicholas King SJ

A study day: The Uncomfortable Call: Religious Life in the Bible will be given by Fr Nicholas King SJ at the Religious Life Institute in Heythrop College on Saturday, 21 May 2016. The day will include lectures on the following topics: The Uncomfortable Call, Living at a Tangent and The Yearning for the Holy. For more information see:

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London: Charity Day at St Benedict's School
London: Charity Day at St Benedict's School

Gervase House at St Benedict's School in Ealing, west London, celebrated the Feast Day of its patron, Blessed George Gervase, last Friday. Fundraising on the day was in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust for whom a total of just over £700 was raised. Dom Andrew Hughes, Chaplain of Gervase, celebrated the House Mass in the Abbey Church at midday and, in his sermon, exhorted the pupils and staff to "aspire to be saints for today." Charity activities started with the traditional cake sale at morning break.

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Durham: Postgraduate Scholarships & Bursaries in Catholic Theology & Catholic Studies
Durham: Postgraduate Scholarships & Bursaries in Catholic Theology & Catholic Studies

The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University invites applications from full-time and part-time candidates (both existing students and new candidates) for fixed-term Postgraduate Scholarships (full fees) and fixed-term Postgraduate Bursaries (partial help towards fees) in Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies as listed below. Please note, candidates who reside at distance from Durham (beyond the limits of a realistic daily commute, when required) are not eligible to apply on the grounds that they

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Manchester: Franciscan Friars visit Saint Paul's
Manchester: Franciscan Friars visit Saint Paul's

Staff and pupils from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester were delighted to welcome the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to the school. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal started their order 25 years ago in New York with the aim of being streetwise and relating to real people in their development and promotion of the Catholic faith. The brothers who visited the school were all British, had gone to New York to deepen their understanding of the order and then had returned to this country to dedicate

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Vacancy: Vice-Chancellor - Newman University, Birmingham
Vacancy: Vice-Chancellor - Newman University, Birmingham

Vice-Chancellor - Newman University, Birmingham - Competitive Package. Newman University's mission is centred on the Catholic values of respect for others, social justice and equity. The University has a proud tradition of academic excellence focused on the development of the whole person and is highly regarded for its student experience, teaching quality, graduate employability and commitment to widening participation.

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