Executive Committee Nominees Share Their Views

We have had an outstanding field of candidates nominated for the Executive Committee "Ordinary Member" Roles. We'd love all our members to get to know these folks a little better, so we invited them to write us a short piece for the website. What follows is a fascinating mix of subjects that reflects a little of the diversity we see amongst our membership today. I commend all of these members to you:- read, reflect, share and comment on their pieces. We look forward to the results of the election and I'm sure we'll be hearing from all of these fine folk soon.

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Does becoming a Christian change your Politics?


Apartheid Bus.jpgDoes becoming a Christian change your politics?  Hazel Palmer tells us how her faith drove her fight against the South African Apartheid regime in the 1970s-80s. It all started with a simple choice - to boycott oranges...

 

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The Fight for Gender Equality in Medicine

Hannah_strike2.jpgHannah May-Miller is a Junior Doctor at Croydon University Hospital. Amidst all the chaos of the recent changes being imposed on NHS staff, she asks - when will gender equality finally be achieved for female doctors, and other women in the medical profession?

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Just War Event Review

Over a hundred people attended our recent event in Durham, listening to a thought-provoking debate on "Just War" in the 21st century, the renewal of Trident and military intervention. We were delighted to host a panel discussion chaired by Roberta Blackman Woods, between Helen Goodman MP, Kevan Jones MP, Professor Robert Song and Rev. Chris Howson. All of the panelists brought interesting and challenging contributions on the role of faith in the political discussion of conflict and peace.

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Delà des Frontiers (Beyond Borders)

1913772_10153156881567447_201371647888274979_n_(1).jpgLast week I was at a prayer meeting where I was asked to pray for Europe. Having been at a meeting in Brussels the previous week regarding the refugee crisis, and with the EU referendum on the horizon it felt like a good time to pray ‘Lord would your kingdom come and your will be done’.

Below is a prayer that echoes the cry of my heart and I hope will be a resource to you. 

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The Battle for the EU

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The battle to stay in the EU is now very much on.

This is an excellent briefing written on the EU referendum by Martin Holst, our South West Rep. There are also some extremely useful resources and further reading at the bottom:- be careful, even the most ardent Eurosceptic may be convinced!!

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The worker deserves his wages

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God has made clear through his Word His desire that everyone should have a fair share in the world’s resources and that excessive hording of wealth, whilst others go without, is an evil for which we will be judged. Jeremy Horton argues why Jeremy Corbyn is right to demand a fairer sharing of profits 

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Where now for Junior Doctors?

The AuthorOn Thursday, after engaging in talks with the BMA since November, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that the government will plough ahead with imposition of a new contract affecting 56,000 junior doctors in England in August 2016. What now? 

 

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Faith in Labour - Why Faith has a key role in a renewed Labour Party

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Steven Saxby is a CotL member, a Vicar at St Barnabas Church in Walthamstow, and chairs the Unite Union Faithworkers group. Here, he shares with us how his faith in God and his calling to politics began at exactly the same time - and why the two are so importantly entwined.

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Fossil-Free Faith

rising-sea-level1.jpgChristian environmentalist Jonny Hanson encourages the Irish churches to tackle climate change by divesting their pensions and other investments from fossil-fuels. Queens University Belfast are also hosting a panel discussion at the end of February, see here.

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