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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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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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Senior Church leaders write to MPs ahead of vote on the Nationality & Borders Bill

Senior Church leaders have written to all MPs ahead of Wednesday’s vote on the Nationality and Borders Bill, urging them to use their influence to make changes to the Bill. The Nationality and Borders Bill is due to come before … Continue reading

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Nationality and Borders Bill – What’s next?

In February, 1000+ faith leaders wrote to the Prime Minister raising their concerns about the Nationality and Borders Bill, urging him to make changes even at this late stage. At the beginning of April, we received a reply to the … Continue reading

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Forced Labour in Fashion: Who Makes Our Clothes?

Who makes our clothes? This is the question that we have been asking high street fashion brands as part of our Forced Labour in Fashion campaign. Over the last few years more information has emerged about the treatment of those … Continue reading

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Nationality and Borders Bill: Update from the House of Commons

On Tuesday 22nd March, the Nationality and Borders Bill returned to the House of Commons. MPs were given the chance to vote on the amendments made to the bill in the House of Lords, where it was met with strong resistance. … Continue reading

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The Spring Statement number you need to know: 600,000 more people pulled into poverty.

The most important number from the entire spring statement was not from the Chancellor but from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. They estimated that over the next year, 600,000 people will be pulled into poverty[1]. The 14.6 million people already experiencing … Continue reading

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