Author Archives: Littlehampton United

Statement on Antisemitism and Islamophobia

12 March 2024 A statement from the President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Gill Newton and Kerry Scarlett We are deeply saddened and concerned about the increase in antisemitism and Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. Such incidents, … Continue reading

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The Budget: a masterclass in ignoring poverty

The headline measure in the Budget was a 2p cut in National Insurance. This gives the bottom fifth of earners around £350m a year, however the top fifth of earners will receive over 10 times more – more than £4Bn. … Continue reading

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Response to the budget

Leaders from across the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches have responded to the Chancellor’s announcements made in the Budget on 6 March. They have highlighted the lack of acknowledgement of people struggling against poverty in our communities, and the … Continue reading

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World Mission Fund supports United Church in Zambia response to Cholera Epidemic

07 March 2024 As Methodist people our way of life commitment is to ‘Care for ourselves and others around us.’ That is important on a personal, local and global scale. The World Mission Fund (www.methodist.org.uk/worldmissionfund ) is one way Methodist … Continue reading

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Poverty is ignored in the Government’s latest budget

07 March 2024 Leaders from across the Methodist Church have responded to the Chancellor’s announcements made in the budget on 6 March. They have highlighted the lack of acknowledgement of people struggling against poverty in our communities, and the lack … Continue reading

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Methodist Church announced as Voter Registration Champion

06 March 2024 The Methodist Church has been announced as an ambassador for a new initiative to champion voter registration and encourage participation in elections, alongside its partners in the Joint Public Issues Team: the Baptist Union of Great Britain, … Continue reading

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Churches to champion voter registration

As a General Election approaches, a new initiative has been launched that will equip local churches to increase democratic participation through registering people to vote, providing information about the need to have appropriate photo ID, and encouraging people to vote … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Two tragic years

We are two years on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We might refer to this as President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, firstly because leadership matters in every national context and secondly because Putin has amassed power around him providing him … Continue reading

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A Statement from the President and Vice-President on the situation in Gaza

22 February 2024 We are deeply disappointed that the headlines today are about a parliamentary process and not the horrors of what is happening in Gaza. Such a vote should be above party politics and we urge the UK government … Continue reading

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The Government’s re-writing of history

The sedate environment of the House of Lords descended into farce yesterday when Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, responded to questions on the Economic Activities of Public Bodies Bill (Anti-Boycott Bill). An extraordinary exchange demonstrated only … Continue reading

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