Category - joint public issues team

  • June 2, 2017

    Church leaders have called for Christians to be guided by their faith when discerning what sort of society they wish the next government to create.

  • May 15, 2017

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland have come together through the Joint Public Issues Team to produce a briefing, which seeks to look at some of the issues facing voters in a nonpartisan way, through the lens of a shared Christian faith.

  • April 5, 2017

    From tomorrow,, the Government's flagship benefit, Universal Credit, will not offer help to the third or subsequent children in a family. This fundamentally changes the benefit system so that it "deliberately ignores" the needs of some of the UK's more vulnerable children, say leaders of four UK churches.

  • March 25, 2017

    Five UK Churches have issued a statement to support and encourage those meeting in New York to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons.  They have also expressed their shared disappointment that the UK Government has refused to take part in these talks, despite its longstanding international commitments to work towards a nuclear weapon free world.

  • March 23, 2017

    In readiness for the impending trigger of Article 50, four of the UK's largest Christian Churches, representing three quarters of a million members, are inviting their congregations to take part in discussions across the UK to explore what kind of society we should be seeking to create.

  • February 23, 2017

    With many churches finding themselves called upon to offer practical support to those in housing crisis, four leading UK churches, with the support of the national Christian charity, Housing Justice, and Scottish Churches Housing Action, have called upon their congregations to hold conversations around housing and homelessness in the UK.

  • December 16, 2016

    Rachel Lampard, Team Leader of the Joint Public Issues Team and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, has been appointed as a Co-President of the charity Housing Justice.

  • 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.