Category - Baptist Union of Great Britain

  • December 2, 2016

    This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

  • November 4, 2016

    Government statistics on the Benefit Cap released on 3 November 2016 have revealed that over a quarter of a million children have been affected by the Cap since it was introduced in April 2013. Additionally, the majority of families affected were accepted as not being able to work due to illness, disability or caring responsibilities.

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • July 14, 2016

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Quakers in Britain have said that the proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system are "unwarranted" and "unethical."

  • February 4, 2016

    Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

  • November 28, 2015

    Senior leaders of four major UK Churches have welcomed the Government's commitment to limiting climate change, and have called for more to be done to keep global warming below 2°C.

  • November 5, 2015

    Major UK Churches are warning that the Government's Welfare Reform and Work Bill marks a dangerous shift away from a core principle of the Welfare State and will make poor people even poorer.

  • August 16, 2015

    Leaders of four UK Churches have called on the Government to rethink the way it speaks about migrants.

  • July 1, 2015

    A group of Churches and charities has called for the Government to heed the Work and Pansions Committee's report on benefit sanctions and act on its recommendations.

  • May 22, 2015

    Four Churches have welcomed the NPT conference pledge on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, but call for the UK to unblock discussion on multilateral disamament.