Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)

The Joint Public Issues Team is a venture of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church, combining their expertise in the area of public issues. The Team aims to enable the three Churches to work together in living out the gospel of Christ in the Church and in […]

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Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

Many local churches have been supporting Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, which has coincided with one of the coldest weeks of the winter, making homeless people particularly vulnerable. The week, from 28 January to 5 February, is organised by Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. The theme this year is […]

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Out Now – URC Quarterly Update

The latest version of the Quarterly Update – the United Reformed Church’s electronic newsletter – has just been issued.  It contains news, views and diary dates, and is essential reading for keeping up to date with what is going on in the URC. In the current edition, the Revd Roberta Rominger, general secretary of the […]

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Happy Reformation Day!

October 31st is Reformation Day, the anniversary of the day in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg in eastern Germany, which led to the Protestant Reformation.  It is a public holiday in many countries. Commenting on the day, the Revd Richard Mortimer, deputy general […]

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Mind the Gap

This week, representatives of the United Reformed Church, together with other Christian Churches and charities, delivered a strong message on poverty to prime minister David Cameron.  This coincides with the launch of Church Action on Poverty’s three year campaign entitled Close the Gap, which challenges Church and political leaders to give, act and pray to […]

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New General Secretary for CWM

Rev Dr Collin Cowan has taken up his new role as General Secretary of Council for World Mission.   Previously General Secretary of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Dr Cowan is sure about the values and direction that will shape his leadership: “I have a passion for justice,” he says. “All […]

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Called by God

Norwegian theologian and pastor Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was elected 7th General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during its recent Central Committee meeting. “This task I really feel is the call of God.  I feel that we have a lot to do together”, Tveit said in his acceptance speech before the […]

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