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Workplace chaplaincy tackles key concerns raised by Casino staff study

  A recent study, by Dr Guy Bohane and Professor Yvonne Guerrier, from the University of Roehampton Business School, has highlighted concerns about young people’s vulnerability to gambling addiction by participating in casino gambling. In addition, looking at those who work in the casino industry, the study also raises concerns about the impact of unsociable [...]

Dead wealthy

It seems that even being dead can’t stop you from making a living. According to http://www.askten.co.uk/resources/10s/top-10-earning-dead-celebrities#.UKDRSWfnPLc Forbes looked at the earnings of deceased celebrities’ estates for the 12 months ending in October 2012. The ten biggest winners are: 1. Elizabeth Taylor (died 2011): $210m. A sale of the film star’s jewellery and artwork raised $184m [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Religious observances

Portland Software, a company based in Staffordshire, is offering to sell a database of names and addresses for the UK’s churches and its clergy – by denomination or geographical area. According to Portland Software, the latest figures for the UK's 'religious professionals' are:   Baptist Ministers 1372 Roman Catholic 3180 Church of England Ministers 12535 [...]

By | October 29th, 2012|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Executive Director for Workplace Matters

Workplace Matters (WM), a charity which has over 50 years’ experience of taking Christian values into the workplace, including providing chaplaincy to a wide range of organisations within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, has appointed the Rev Dr John Scott as its new Executive Director. Dr Scott will take up his new [...]

By | September 15th, 2012|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Forbidden fast food

A typical fast food meal of a bacon cheeseburger and chips could – strictly speaking – offend at least 13 religions and over 60 per cent of the world’s population. This is because it contains: Beef – Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians and Sikhs avoid it, as do Zoroastrians when in mourning or on monthly holy days. [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Study, learning and maturity

A recent request, received from a journalist, ran: ‘Here at Staffordshire Living magazine we are currently working on our Sept/Oct edition which includes a feature on the options available if you would like to become a MATURE STUDENT…’   Some people would argue that being a ‘mature student’ is an oxymoron.   After [...]

EPICC helps workplace chaplains with their challenging roles

EPICC, the organisational consultancy arm of Workplace Matters, has led a workshop for senior workplace chaplains in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The event provided an opportunity for the chaplains to take stock of their roles, workplace issues and the challenges they are facing; enabling them to determine how they can support leadership within the [...]

By | June 11th, 2012|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Searching for an Executive Director

Workplace Matters (WM), a charity which has over 50 years’ experience of taking Christian values into the workplace, including providing chaplaincy to a wide range of organisations within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, has begun searching for its next Executive Director. The post became vacant a few weeks ago, following the resignation of the [...]

By | May 10th, 2012|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Book Review (number 3)

This book review has been prepared for the Baptist Minister’s Journal.   Dynamics of a Journey to Conflict Prevention and Peace in Israel and Palestine through an Olympic Sport By Geoffrey Victor Whitfield Published by: Emeth Press ISBN: 978-1-60947-025-8 The ‘Baptist minister and therapist’, the Rev Geoffrey Whitfield MBE is no stranger to writing about [...]

Top Christians named

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Premier Media has produced a list of the 60 most influential Christians during that time.   Under the headings of ‘church’, ‘charity’, ‘the arts’, ‘sport. ‘leaders’, ‘science’, ‘academia’, ‘business’, ‘politics’ and ‘youth’, those named include Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Sir Harry Secombe, Dame Judi Dench, JRR Tolkien, Graham Kendrick, [...]

By | April 4th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments