Category Archives: Politics

A government that cannot understand its own statistics cannot understand the reality of poverty

News release from the Methodist Church media service: ‘Let’s get the facts straight’. Yes, Mr Cameron, please do. Government stats misleading on Monday, wrong on Wednesday Prime Minister neither understands his own figures nor the real consequences of welfare reform, … Continue reading

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Truth and lies about poverty

On the eve of the budget four denominational bodies, including the Methodist Church, have repeated their call for the Government to stop using divisive language that labels the poor as idle and work shy. This follows on from the Joint … Continue reading

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Major Churches join call for tough action on climate change

News from the Methodist Media Service: The Government’s new Energy Bill must prioritise low carbon power, say five of Britain’s major Churches. In a statement published in today’s Financial Times, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church of Scotland, Methodist … Continue reading

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Covenant renewal in the heart of Parliament

My third and final post about the Covenant Service. Today I attended a Covenant Service in one of the more unlikely venues – the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster. This service is an annual event … Continue reading

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Governments must do more on climate change, say Churches

From the Methodist Media Service: Three major British Churches have voiced their disappointment that the Rio+20 Earth Summit has not made progress on the environmental challenges that face the global community. The Methodist Church, United Reformed Church and Baptist Union … Continue reading

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Big Society: Engagement not endorsement, says Methodist Church

Methodist Conference continues. One interesting topic of debate is how the Church reponds to the Conservative Government’s ‘Big Society’. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to listen into the debate, but here’s the press release: Today the Methodist Church agreed that, … Continue reading

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£3 billion down payment sir? That’ll do nicely…

From the Methodist Church News Service: Church leaders oppose Government’s decision to sign a £3 billion cheque for nuclear submarines that might not be bought Church leaders have denounced the Government’s decision yesterday to spend at least £3 billion on … Continue reading

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