Hope For The Future: Syrian Refugee Children At School

Open Doors and Christians on the Left have partnered together at this year’s Labour Conference to discuss hope in the context of the Middle East. What hope is there for a future in Syria and Iraq? What hope for the next generation? Our event will be taking place at 7.30 on Tuesday 26 September at St Paul's Church, West Street, Brighton. Please click here for more details. Zoe Smith, Head of Advocacy, shares some reflections from the Middle East.

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"We Want To Return Home": Noeh's Story From Iraq

Open Doors and Christians on the Left have partnered together at this year’s Labour Conference to discuss hope in the context of the Middle East. What hope is there for a future in Syria and Iraq? What hope for the next generation? Our event will be taking place at 7.30 on Tuesday 26 September at St Paul's Church, West Street, BrightonPlease click here for more details. Zoe Smith, Head of Advocacy, shares some reflections from the Middle East.

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Rediscovering Relationships

Check out our new microsermon from Christians on the Left and rediscover relationships in all spheres of life...

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The Case for Votes at 16

Christians on the Left member and volunteer Matthew Judson sets out a case for extending the franchise to 16.

The word democracy comes from two Greek words meaning for people (‘demos’) and power (‘kratos’). Thus a democracy is a state in which power belongs to the people. Throughout its history, the institution of democracy has gradually emerged as the political system which best empowers citizens, creates equality and provides accountable government. At the very least it is generally accepted in our society as ‘the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’, in the words of Winston Churchill[1]. 

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Disagreeing Well: A Lesson from John Wesley

"One day, after Whitefield's [death], John Wesley was timidly approached by one of the godly band of Christian sisters who had been brought under his influences and who loved both Whitefield and himself:

"' Dear Mr. Wesley, may I ask you a question?'

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Abortion and Devolution

Heather Wilson, a Christian on the Left from Northern Ireland, discusses abortion legislation in the context of devolution.

Last week the UK Government, alongside the devolved Scottish and Welsh assemblies passed legislation that would allow women traveling from Northern Ireland for terminations to receive them freely under the NHS. Presently, Northern Ireland is the only region of the UK that generally speaking does not permit abortions, except under circumstances where the woman’s life is at risk.

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Pro-Life for All of Life?

Christian on the Left member and former parliamentary candidate Rachel Burgin on what it means to be genuinely 'pro-life' across all public policy areas.

The apocalyptic images of Grenfell Tower roaring with flames will be seared on our hearts forever. A residential block of hundreds of people – men, women, children, old, young, Africa, Asian, European, British – asleep in their beds, woken up by smoke, panicked phone calls to the emergency services and loved ones, instructed to stay in their flats but many jumping from buildings in a last-ditch attempt at survival.

An avoidable catastrophe resulting from many countless decisions made in parliament, council chambers and committee rooms. A sobering reminder that even the most seemingly mundane policy area can have life and death consequences.

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The BMA and Decriminalisation of Abortion

Dr Rachael Pickering, a British GP working internationally, shares her thoughts on the BMA's recent adoption of a controversial measure calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in the UK.

Last week saw the annual highlight of the UK’s medical political world: the doctors’ professional organisation, the British Medical Association’s Annual Representative Meeting (BMA ARM) convened in Bournemouth for representatives to debate motions and vote in new policy.

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Whose Justice?

Christians on the Left executive member Heather Staff explores issues around justice, love and compassion in the abortion debate.

‘Love is something you do, and it’s bringing justice to other people. You can’t say “I love you” if you don’t work for justice on that person’s behalf. ‘Tony Campolo, 2013

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Let's talk about... Something else?

As those who spend their lives trying to do God and do politics will know, it is often an uncomfortable place to be. It makes you doubly unpopular at dinner parties, for a start...

 

 

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