Among other concerns, the forthcoming annual Conference ifor British Methodism will tackle climate change, young people and leadership and ethical patterns of investment when it gathers in Wolverhampton in July.
Leaders of three large Free Churches in Britain have issued a statement encouraging the voting public in Britain to use the upcoming European elections to back major change on global finance, climate and international poverty.
Methodist's in Britain are working with local churches in Sri Lanka to deliver immediate aid and relief after the bloody war there, using the Church’s Fund for World Mission to help rebuilding and to alleviate human suffering.
Three British Churches have expressed hope about concrete disarmament measures following the the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee meeting in New York. But they want the UK to scrap its Trident weapons.
Three Free Church leaders have added their voices to the Church of England and the Church of Scotland’s in reminding the PM that not acting urgently at the Copenhagen climate conference would be a “moral failure”.
The first UK Christian denomination to employ young people in a new youth strategy has pushed the boundaries of youth participation and aims to make a wider impact on society as well as on its own culture.
Global issues, poverty, the needs of children and ecumenical cooperation were high on the agenda when the Methodist Council, which oversees the work of the Church in Britain, met from 16-17 February 2009.
The Methodist Church is investing £7 million over ten years in a major new initiative designed to reach out to young adults who have no contact with the church, following research that shows elements of recovery.