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Christians encouraged to sow the seeds of a new politics at this election

Capture 1Delivering a keynote address to nearly 400 people at the Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote conference, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has urged Christians to resist political narratives that appeal to self interest and vote for the common good. In his thoughtful speech, Archbishop Justin said: “It’s impossible to love Jesus Christ and not to care about the welfare of people in every respect.”

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The United Reformed Church joins the coexist pilgrimage

coexist4The Revd David Tatem, United Reformed Church secretary for ecumenical and interfaith relations, joined leaders from Britain’s major faith groups on a pilgrimage across London as part of a joint initiative to affirm a shared commitment to freedom, equality, democracy and respect for life.

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Ash Wednesday

ash wednesday cross and ashAsh Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, to mark the occassion, URC minister, the Revd Lucy Berry, offers the following reflection and poem – entitled Ash:

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Take time to imagine with TLS

TLS Poster2The United Reformed Church training for learning and serving (TLS) team is launching its new period of enrolment by encouraging people to take time to imagine – a different world, a different church, and a different you – as part of a practical learning experience.

By engaging with these ideas, TLS aims to creatively explore how some of these possibilities may be a positive influence in a person’s life, church and community.

The TLS enrolment period is open now until the 31 May – find out more about TLS and how you can get involved here, you can also find out more in the new prospectus available here.

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