joint public issues team

  • March 11, 2020

    Churches have been urged to challenge economic and political assumptions and to become agents for change in addressing the climate emergency.

  • February 16, 2020

    A campaign by a group of four Christian denominations aims to change participants’ lifestyles by adopting one of six commitments to address climate change, for 40 days and then for life.

  • January 9, 2020

    The conference is for everyone who is concerned about the climate and keen to explore what we need to do structurally in order to make the changes needed.

  • May 16, 2019

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church has published a resource to encourage church members to engage with the coming European elections.

  • September 3, 2018

    The Rev Lucy Berry, a performance poet and United Reformed Church minister, has been named as the first poet-in-residence for the 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.