The Methodist Church says it is relieved by the Gambling Commission’s prevalence study, which shows that the number of problem gamblers is the same as the previous study in 1999 and the number of people gambling is slightly lower.
As daily life gets more hectic and stressful, many find it difficult to make time for the spiritual dimension of life. Now they can log on to a new website and access A Word in Time, the Methodist Church’s new online daily Bible study, the denomination announced today.
Responding on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Anthea Cox, the denomination's Coordinating Secretary for Public Life and Social Justice, has welcomed the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.
While the issue of whether it is right or helpful to ban violent video games is becoming a hot topic again, the Methodist Church's chidren's adviser wants to see a more positive approach to kids learning about peace.
The average UK household spends £443 a week, with £58 on recreation & culture and £62 a week on transport. But what if we didn't? What if we said ‘no’ to all this spending and settled on just buying what we need?
In 2006, the young people of Methodism challenged the Church to dedicate a month to prayer for improved relationships between people of different faiths. They pointed to the 'hostile and untrue' things that are said about some faiths, particularly Islam. Inter faith action, they decided, was hugely important as a way of challenging this. And the first step could be prayer.