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Recordings Library updates

Thursday, 28th May 2020

Did you know the CIL Recordings Library has over 4,776 recordings that you can listen to either on the website, or download (or in a few cases watch)?  We can even send them to you on CD (or cassette tape!).  The recordings are from a wide range of speakers, and we have exhortations, lectures and bible studies, recordings of gatherings and conferences, and much more.  You can discover these recordings here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings

We've just uploaded 76 recordings that were submitted for review last year, you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent.  This update noteably includes an exhortation from Dennis Gillett recorded at Suffolk Street Ecclesia, Birmingham in Oct 1976, entitled 'Simon Peter'.

CIL Meet Update

Friday, 24th April 2020

Re-broadcast to YouTube and other Live Stream Services!

CIL Meet is our livestreaming solution build specifically for Christadelphian Ecclesias and Organisations which can be used anywhere in the world (as long as you have a good internet connection).

It is private as the CIL Meet Rooms are only available when you log on to the CIL Website.   However this has also been a limitation in that many ecclesias also want to broadcast their services to contacts and friends who cannot have log in access to the website.  This is now possible through a new feature called re-broadcasting!

Your CIL Meet Room can be set to automatically send the video and audio footage (not the participant list or chats) to up to 5 other livestream services (anything that supports the RTMP protocol) all at the same time as publishing from your CIL Meet Room.  This will enable you to share the output of your Meet Room outside of the CIL website, to contacts and interested friends, should you want to.  This feature works with YouTube, and should also work with Facebook, Periscope, Twitch, Wowza, Dacast etc.  You can set the layout of the re-broadcast video to be presentation focused or people focused and you can set the resolution of the re-broadcast video depending on the capability of the service you are using. 

Coronavirus: support offered in isolation

Thursday, 5th March 2020

As the current situation with Coronavirus seems to be worsening, and we are hearing of more brethren and sister having to isolate themselves to try and prevent the spread, the time seems right to remind brethren and sisters of the services that the CIL can provide to those who are in isolation.  There are many ways in which the Isolation League can help:

  • Via the CIL web site (https://www.isolationleague.org) there is access to Exhortations and Bible Studies.  These are updated weekly and Lectures are provided each month, as well as all the articles going back nearly 20 years.  Alongside this we host a vast archive of recordings of talks. 
  • The Exhortations, Lectures and Bible Studies are also available via our daily feeds to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp along with the Daily Readings for the day. To receive any of these please sign up to the Website and follow the relevant links.
  • CIL Meet is a service which allows ecclesias to live stream meetings in a secure environment. To set up a ‘meeting room’ for your ecclesia, to be able to stream services with selected users, please see https://www.isolationleague.org/news/2019-12-14.
  • Offline, we can provide the Exhortations, Lectures, Bible Studies, Sunday School lessons, and Recordings Library on CD and Tapes by post.

You can contact us via the website, our other contact details are also in the CALS Diary.

Get the Daily Readings and CIL Articles via WhatsApp!

Thursday, 26th December 2019

WhatsAppThe Isolation League is now posting the Daily Bible Readings, the latest Exhortations, Bible Studies, Lectures and other updates to WhatsApp.  This is a great facility to easily get the Bible and the CIL Articles into your daily news feed!

We've set up two WhatsApp groups, one which is updated daily with the KJV text and audio of the 3 daily reading's portions and links to any exhortations for that day that have been previously made available on our website, and another which will receive links to new articles (title and first paragraph) are posted on our website.

Now Available: CIL Meet

Saturday, 14th December 2019
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The Isolation League now provides a live streaming service, called 'CIL Meet', so that Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias can privately and securely broadcast services, discussions and events over the internet (via the CIL Website). This helps ecclesias to support their members who are unable to physically attend on a regular basis, using technology that is simple to use and manage.  Christadelphian Organisations will be able to securely stream their events and meetings within the brotherhood using this service.  To find out more and request a CIL Meet room for your ecclesia or Christadelphian Organisation, please go to https://www.isolationleague.org/meet

CIL Meet Preview now open

Saturday, 20th July 2019
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The Isolation League plan, God Willing, to provide a live streaming service, called 'CIL Meet', so that Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias can privately and securely broadcast services, discussions and events over the internet (via the CIL Website).  This will help ecclesias support their members who are unable to physically attend on a regular basis, using technology that is simple to use and manage (no more emailing out the link to the livestream on a sunday morning!).  Christadelphian Organisations will be able to securely stream their events within the brotherhood using this service.  If you would like to be part of the 'preview' of this service and request a CIL Meet Room, please contact us!

Sign up for the Daily Readings by E-mail

Saturday, 8th December 2018
Just in time for starting the daily readings cycle again in the new year, you can now get daily emails on the daily Bible readings from the CIL website! The Daily Readings and Daily Readings Exhortations can be received, daily, by email (along with the existing weekly notifications email).  This is available if you update your account on the website (or when registering on the site).  

The CIL on Social Media

Saturday, 1st December 2018

We have had a presence on Facebook and Twitter for some time, but we have recently updated these so that the links to the latest CIL articles, the daily readings and exhortations that may relate to the daily readings are posted to our pages on these social networks.  The links will bring you back to the CIL Website to see the full article.  If you are on these social networks, please follow us!