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It's National Transplant week, this week and new research finds that Congregational and United Reformed Churches lead the way in linking organ donation to their Christian giving and joining the organ donor register.

A survey by the flesh and blood campaign campaign finds 72.9 per cent of churchgoers overall say that organ donation is, or could be, considered a part of their Christian giving.

Read more: National Transplant week: United Reformed Church leads the way

Church leaders in the North East of England have united to call on Christians to support efforts to offer generous hospitality to people fleeing war in Syria.

In a joint statement the leaders, including Moderator of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church The Revd Lis Mullen, said: "It is a delight to see the generous-heartedness with which the overwhelming majority of the people of the North East are ready to welcome those fleeing the humanitarian tragedy of Syria.

Read more: Church leaders in North East mobilise to support refugees

Has everything that needs to be said about climate change already been said? A one-day conference in London this month is to bring together the latest developments on the current greatest threat to our planet.

Contributions on faith and climate change will come from the perspectives of campaigners, academics, politicians, industry leaders and of the communities most affected by rising sea levels.

Earthyear, The Conversation is part of a year-long initiative to help churches prepare for the UN Climate Change summit in Paris in December. The event will be held at St John's Church, Waterloo on 26 September.

Read more: Earthyear The Conversation: speaker line-up announced

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