Rev. Helen Cameron: October 2019
On Brexit, our Chair of District, Revd. Helen Cameron writes, — "We know that there are many diverse views held even within a single family, and this diversity is reflected across the people we worship with and meet as Christian community. As a result there are high levels of confusion, frustration and anger. Stories are already emerging that some people in our District are experiencing racial abuse as they carry out everyday tasks because they look and sound different to those abusing them.
The indications are that the coming months may be difficult to navigate. No option for the Brexit process is without pitfalls. Hurt, disappointment and anger will affect supporters of at least one side of the debate. The impact on our public life and that of the nations will take months and years to work through.
There are no easy answers as to a best way forward, but we know that among us in our churches there is great wisdom.
Alongside other Church leaders the President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference asked the government about the consequences of leaving the EU without a deal. The government has responded but has not directly addressed the greatest concern that families on low income, those needing personal care and people with long term health conditions will face particular difficulties.
In response to the current situation, we are encouraging you to be active in peace-building and reconciliation"
For the full text of the letter, click here.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
DUNCAN Dyason MBE had a miraculous escape from a life of booze and crime. He converted to Christianity, became a youth worker in Chesham Bois and went on to devote his life to rescuing Guatemalan street children.He has written a book about it, Miracle Children: The Toybox Story and this is the next choice of the Good Faith Book Club. We had our first Zoom meeting on Saturday and plan another...
Rom discusses the parable of the mustard seed from Matthew 13:31-32.The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in...
Tony Miller MBE, on behalf of Whitechapel Mission, is concerned that in the current situation the Mission will not reap their normal harvest of tinned and dried goods from churches like ours. What is more, he understands that they may be the only Day Centre open for the homeless this coming Christmas. Read his letter, see the short video on their work and see if you can contribute via their...
Community centre - Cards for Good Causes: 30 local and national charities