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Bishop's video calls for change on International Women's Day

by Aaron James

Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, the Church of England's first female diocesan bishop, spoke about her passion to help people - especially women - know their true worth in Christ.

It follows her own issues with self-esteem as a child and several trips into schools in her diocese where she's spoken to young people about identity.

The bishop also speaks of her ongoing project with charity The Nelson Trust to open a centre for female prisoners who're released from prison and may not have immediate access to other accommodation.

Rt Rev Rachel said: "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am passionate about every person knowing that they are created in the image of God, that they are loved, valued and precious. That is why I have been speaking out against all the messages in our society that say that our value comes from our external appearance.

"Women in prison often feel devalued because of all that has gone on in their own lives. That is why I am being bold for change and working with others in the Diocese of Gloucester to make available a house that can be used for women when they come out of prison.

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