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The political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka

19 May 2022 Sri Lanka is now experiencing the worst economic crisis since becoming independent in 1948.  The government has insufficient foreign currency to import essentials such as food, petrol, cooking gas and medicines, so there are severe shortages.  Waiting … Continue reading

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Empowered to Succeed or Set up to Fail?

Unprecedented. The last two years have certainly been unprecedented for us all and the rippling effects of the covid pandemic, coupled with the impact of Brexit, are resulting in fresh economic challenges for many of us. With rising inflation, interest … Continue reading

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The Hope Won’t Kill You

Since the age of nine I have been a faithful (and long-suffering) supporter of Tottenham Hotspur. In the following decade-and-a-bit, I have never seen them win anything. I have shed more tears over football results than anything else in that … Continue reading

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Net Zero From the Ground Up: the case for councils

We’re launching a new campaign, ‘Net Zero In My Neighbourhood’. This blog explores why we’re focusing on local councils for climate action, and how you can get involved. I’d like to use my car less but public transport is unreliable. … Continue reading

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Nationality and Borders Act 2022

A statement on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Baptists Together and the United Reformed Church We lament the passing of the Nationality and Borders Bill into law. Compelled by the Biblical call to welcome the stranger, our denominations … Continue reading

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Statement on the Nationality and Borders Act 2022

28 April 2022 A statement on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Baptists Together and the United Reformed Church We lament the passing of the Nationality and Borders Bill into law. Compelled by the Biblical call to welcome the … Continue reading

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Senior Church leaders write to Peers ahead of House of Lords vote on Nationality & Borders Bill

As the Nationality and Borders Bill returns to the House of Lords this week, several senior Church leaders have written to Peers to encourage them to stand up for changes to the Bill. On Tuesday 26th April, Peers are due … Continue reading

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Working in partnership to support people recovering from addiction

25 April 2022 As part of a district wide focus on issues around addiction, Woodlands Methodist Church in Glasgow has partnered with charities, government agencies and academics in a symposium and exhibition, ‘Recovery Rising’, to outline a vision of what … Continue reading

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Bee Lines Through the City

20 April 2022 Exploring through the creative arts our role in caring for the natural world An exhibition that explores the importance and interconnectedness of bees to nature’s diverse ecosystems has opened at a Methodist arts project, Shieldfield Art Works, … Continue reading

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Senior Church leaders write to MPs ahead of Wednesday’s vote on the Nationality and Borders Bill

19 April 2022 The Nationality and Borders Bill is due to come before MPs on Wednesday 20th April, to allow them to vote on amendments proposed by the House of Lords. The Bill is in its final stages and continues … Continue reading

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