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Joint Public Issues Team Blog Is there a Brexit we can all live with? Posted: 15 Sep 2019 08:02 AM PDT Our constitution should enable us to make controversial decisions that we don’t all agree on but are generally regarded … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead

View in browser   |   Forward to a friend 12 September 2019 Hello everyone and welcome to ‘The Week Ahead’. Mike Ivatt will be staffing the out-of-hours media emergency support line on 020 7467 5170. Wishing you all a wonderful week, … Continue reading

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Faith institutions reach £9 trillion divestment milestone

The United Reformed Church (URC) has joined a coalition of faith institutions to announce its divestment from fossil fuels, as the Financing the Future summit – devoted to accelerating investment in a clean economy – gets underway in Cape Town. Fossil fuel divestment now comes from institutions with £9 trillion in assets, institutions with assets of… Continue reading

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UK’s involvement in weapons of war opposes peace say Church leaders

The leaders of six national Churches, including the United Reformed Church, have written to The Guardian about the Defence Security Exhibition International (DSEI) arms fair which opens in London today (10 September). The Church leaders, from the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodists, and the Quakers,… Continue reading

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United Reformed Church nominates its next General Secretary

The Revd Dr John Bradbury, Minister of Downing Place United Reformed Church (URC), Whittlesford, Stetchworth and Cheveley URCs in Cambridgeshire, has been nominated as the next General Secretary of the URC. The Nominating Group, which is responsible for putting forward a name to the URC Mission Council, the church’s executive body, has undertaken a rigorous… Continue reading

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The Week Ahead

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Ashamed: a reflection on the #NoFaithinWar demonstration

United Reformed Church (URC) ministers, the Revds Mark Meatcher and Melanie Smith, joined hundreds of protestors at the #NoFaithinWar anti arms fair demonstration on 3 September. Mark and Melanie, who are Ministers of the Enfield groups of the URC, demonstrated against the opening of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition which takes place… Continue reading

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Reform magazine: Pastors still care

In the latest issue of Reform magazine, the Revd Catherine Ball, Minister of The Free Church, St Ives, and Fenstanton United Reformed Church, Cambridgeshire, explores the rewards and challenges of pastoral care today. Pastoral care is one of the core responsibilities in ministry. It is a vital aspect of church life, developing relationships, building community… Continue reading

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Joint Public Issues Team Blog

Joint Public Issues Team Blog Brexit: more scrutiny not less Posted: 29 Aug 2019 11:38 AM PDT Coming to work this morning, I passed eight bodies huddled in doorways, homeless people bedded down with sleeping bags and blankets.  One of … Continue reading

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