Twenty Church leaders have called for an end to the hostile environment in an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP. The hostile environment is the web of government policies designed to make life so difficult for people who cannot prove they have the right to live in the UK that they will […]
Churches, Church leaders and aid organisations across Britain and Ireland are responding to the refugee crisis calling on their governments to take action, encouraging donations from church members and providing support where possible, often through partner organisations. Below we list the main initiatives from the churches, plus news relating to refugees and migration. Updated 9 […]
This day course from Sarum College asks what we mean by ‘hospitality’ and what role it plays in a faithful, ethical life. It looks at the theology of hospitality and focuses on Biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of its practice. Through facilitated discussion and presentations, the day aims to be an opportunity to explore what […]
A statement has been released by the Presidents of Churches Together in England (CTE) marking 100 years since the National Day of Prayer called by King George V on 4 August 1918: The Presidents of Churches Together in England are joining with Buckingham Palace in recognising the significance of a National Day of Prayer one […]
This Weekly Focus looks at the ‘Unreconciled’ – groups of people who stay under the radar of our usual networks and Christian enterprises, and are often hidden in plain sight in our families, congregations, communities and nations.
1 September – 4 October 2018. Download resources to observe Creation Time or the Season of Creation 2018. Here we provide links to materials produced by the churches and other groups. A Rocha UK. A Rocha UK is encouraging churches to celebrate Creation Time 2018 by holding a Green Communion – a communion service that […]
With a month to go to Creation Time (also known by other similar names), recently endorsed by Church leaders from around the world including the Archbishop of Canterbury, we reflect on biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth.
Fifty young Christians and Muslims, aged 20-25, met during July 2018 for an Emerging Peacemakers Forum. This provided training in peacemaking and reconciliation at Churchill College, Cambridge University. The participants also met with international religious leaders, including the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and president of the Muslim Council of Elders Prof Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. The […]
An updated briefing on the UK Government’s Universal Credit (UC) system has been produced by the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), representing the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church and United Reformed Church (URC). JPIT says it is ‘concerned that the design of Universal Credit does not sufficiently take into account […]
A motion calling on the UK Government to restate its commitment to the principles of nuclear arms control and eventual nuclear disarmament has been backed by the General Synod of the Church of England. The Church of England joins the Baptist Union, Catholic Church, Church of Scotland, Free Churches Group, Methodist Conference, Quakers and the […]