Category Archives: URC News

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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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – An Update

Last week, as Monday night drifted into the early hours of Tuesday morning, the latest version of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was approved by MPs. This means the fraught and contested passage of this controversial Bill will … Continue reading

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How can we help Ukraine?

The tragic conflict in Ukraine has swiftly become a crisis on multiple levels. As well as the direct casualties of war, the humanitarian crisis within the country is escalating, as many are trapped in bunkers and underground stations without food … Continue reading

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More than 1000 faith leaders ‘horrified’ by the Nationality & Borders Bill and urge the PM to rethink

Today, over 1000 faith leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to urgently rethink the Nationality & Borders Bill. Senior leaders from the URC, Methodist Church, Baptist Union and Church of Scotland are among the signatories, as … Continue reading

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Faith leaders letter on the Nationality & Borders Bill – Amplify your impact!

Can you help us amplify the impact of our letter in a few simple actions? 1000+ faith leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to urgently make changes to the Nationality & Borders Bill. We want to make sure … Continue reading

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A prayer for Ukraine

The Joint Public Issues Team has released a prayer for Ukraine. We have also gathered links to other resources that might help you and your congregation as we pray and seek peace together. God of all, with alarm and concern … Continue reading

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Myanmar Coup – One Year Anniversary

A Brutal Year Smoke and flames billow from abandoned vehicles on the roadside of Kayah State, Myanmar. Shells of burnt-out cars are strewn across the road. Charred bodies lay on the floor. Thirty-five people have been killed, including women, children … Continue reading

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Universal Credit: Why do we think more threats and less choice helps the unemployed?

The Government has announced a new jobs “mission”. The headline policy in this mission is to say to people who lose their job that after four weeks they will also lose their choice about what jobs they should apply for. … Continue reading

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