Category - joint public issues team

  • 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 23, 2016

    Ahead of the Autumn Statement today, Church leaders are calling for the chancellor to not allow higher than expected inflation to further erode the value of benefits.

  • 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. 

  • December 7, 2015

    UK Churches are encouraging people to add Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to their Christmas card list and include a personal greeting asking the minister to ensure that every family and child has enough this Christmas.

  • December 3, 2015

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church have released a joint statement on military action in Syria

  • August 4, 2015

    A new report by a group of Christian churches shows that people with poor mental health are bearing the brunt of one of the government's policies aimed at getting people back to work.

  • September 3, 2014

    Justin Welby will give the keynote address at the 'Love your neighbour:Think, Pray, Vote' conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team in Coventry on 21 February 2015.

  • August 12, 2014

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Methodist Church in Britain, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church has produced a free resource on the ethics of organ donation.

  • April 2, 2014

    The President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, says the Arms Trade Treaty is a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed".