News in Brief
THE PUBLICATION of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Briefing, includes in its latest issue the Lineamenta for the 1994 Synod of Bishops. The Lineamenta give an agenda for consultation with bishops throughout the world. They outline a framework for reflection and discussion and include questions to be answered in the consultation.
Black and white
MORE than 50 representatives of black-led Churches in Britain will meet next week at Hengrave Hall near Bury St Edmunds as part of an initiative jointly sponsored by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice. They will meet with 30 members of the mainstream Churches to discuss the way ahead for greater co-operation.
AN ecumenical delegation led by the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, Dr David Sheppard, met last week with the Minister for Immigration Affairs, Charles Wardle, to express the Churches' concern about the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Bill, en the eve of its second reading in the House of Lords. The Church leaders voiced their worry about the possibility of vulnerable refugees being returned.
THE post office at Ampleforth College is the unlikely spawningground for a soles of Cowboy and Indian Westerns that have publishers begging for more. The author? Bill Spence, married to the Ampleforth postmistress, has been penning lassoo-and-salcon yarns since 1977. His nextone A Man Called Abe -is out next month.