MPs have voted for a bill to restrict 'vulture funds' – companies that buy up poor country debts cheaply, and then sue for massive profits. However, the Conservative Party has been criticised for slowing down the Bill's progress.
Three months after parts of Cumbria were devastated by floods, the Methodist Church has insisted that its inhabitants must not be forgotten. They also announced that a Methodist appeal has raised £74,432 to help those affected.
The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed news that the drinks industry could be forced to put health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, after public concern about the social impact of heavy consumption.
The President of the Methodist Conference, David Gamble, has told the Church of England General Synod that he believes seeking the realm of God is more important than the existence of individual Churches.
Britain’s Methodist Council has urged Christians to adopt a positive attitude to Facebook, Twitter and the world of blogging. They will produce guidelines to encourage the creative use of social media.
A new partnership statement has been agreed by the Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican), the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church in Scotland. It was was sealed by leaders of the churches at a service in St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth.
The President of the Methodist Church in Britain has challenged people to look beyond the romanticism of the Christmas story in search of the reality - which includes confronting a world of division and injustice.
The Methodist Church has become the largest British denomination so far to condemn Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Their stance is expected to increase pressure on Anglican and Catholic leaders to speak out against the Bill.
As the government prepares for its Pre-Budget Report today, three of the UK’s largest Churches have called for priority to be given to job security and protection for the poor. They have criticised suggestions of public sector job cuts.