The activities and invitations to attend events and consultations continue – it is a pleasure to fly the Council’s banner.
Jan 9 Attended a very populous meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Faith at Y Senedd. “Do prisons work?” was the topic which was introduced by Archbishop John Davies and supported by a panel which included Prison chaplains and an ex Chief Constable. It was a lively meeting with very meaningful contributions from the audience.
Jan 11 Useful meeting with the Rev Aled Edwards CYTÛN to discuss the inter relationship between our two organisations.
Jan 29 A successful meeting with the Peredur Owen Griffiths to agree and fine tune the FCCW details on CYTÛN’s new web site.
Mar 1 Attended, by invitation of Cardiff City Council, The Wales National Saint David’s Day Civic Service at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St. David. The Service was led by the Most Reverend George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, who also delivered a most appropriate Homily for the occasion
Mar 11 Attended the Meeting of the Wales Inter faith Council – various reports on meeting attended by representatives and time was devoted discussing past and future events as well as reports from representatives of the various local groups. It was noted that the web site was functioning – interfaithcouncilwales.cymru. There is also a twitter account @CymruInterfaith
Mar 15 Sent a message of condolence to the Muslim Council of Wales in view of the huge tragedy in New Zealand where 50 Muslims were killed and over 40 injured in a terrorist attack.
Mar 15 Peredur has added a new Section to our website – Education Issues. It is hosted within CYTÛN’s web site. When that web site is opened there is a sub-heading of PARTNERS and on clicking there you will find Free Church Council of Wales. Follow the details there and you will see that there is a FCCW home page with four Sections following – as set out below – along with details of what is seen in each Section. The Free Church Council of Wales can also be directly accessed via Google.
We are very indebted to Peredur for achieving all this for FCCW. We now belong to the twenty-first century thanks to him!
Mar 26 The Annual Interfaith Seminar and Dinner.
From left: Katie McColgan; Nor’dzin Pamo (Chair of Inter Faith Council of Wales); Rheinallt Thomas
Attended, for the third time, but held at St Fagans on this occasion and as usual organised by the Muslim Council for Wales a significant contribution in their respective fields. Again it was a great experience and in total admiration for the manner in which the occasion is organised and supported across the different faiths. There were two Keynote Speakers The Reverend Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth and Professor Dr Wajli Kanso, Director of The Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies as well as an Address by the Chief Guest the Rt Hon Mark Drakeford. Awards were presented to the three speakers and also to five other individuals who have made
FREE CHURCH COUNCIL WALES WEB SITE
It is hosted within CYTÛN’s web site. When that web site is opened there is a sub-heading of PARTNERS and on clicking there you will find Free Church Council of Wales. Follow the details there and you will see that there is a FCCW home page with four Sections following – as set out below – along with details of what is seen in each Section. The Free Church Council of Wales can also be directly accessed via Google.
Free Church Council for Wales–Home Page – General
President’s Diary of Events
Minutes of Free Church Council of Wales
Voice of Free Churches in Education – 2011
PCW Code of Practice on school visit – 2018
Education Report Nov 2016
Education Report May 2017
Education Report Nov 2017
Education Report May 2018
Education Report Nov 2018
Religious Education and the New Curriculum – June 2018
Press Release – The New Curriculum – January 2019
Consultation Response – Our Nation’s Mission: a Transformational Curriculum – March 2019
Rheinallt A Thomas,
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