Posted: January 2017
"With #annushorribilis and #worstyearever becoming increasingly popular hashtags on Twitter, many people are breathing sighs of relief that 2016 is nearly over.
But whether 2016 has been your worst year ever or joyful from start to finish, we think there are things to rejoice over." So writes Lucy Zwolinska for the Joint Public Issues Team of four mainstream UK churches. She then goes on to list positives in areas such as climate change, a nuclear-free world, homelessness, benefit sanctions, diversity, immigrant unaccompanied minors, child poverty measurement and a video challenging our treatment of refugees. To see Lucy's full list and reasoning, click here.
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