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"We live in a world where we need 'oceans of justice', where in the UK more than 1 in 4 children live in poverty, and 2 million people die each year because of a lack of safe water or sanitation. When we look at the poor and those in need of justice, do we see a problem — or do we recognise the face of Jesus Christ? Sadly we have 'problematised' the poor so much that we choose to look for their faults rather than address the problems and pain that not having enough money brings."

So said the newly inducted Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Rachel Lampard MBE at the annual conference this weekend. She celebrated the Methodist desire to get 'stuck' in to help people and encouraged them to tackle injustice, not by trying to 'fix' people, but by listening and learning from people who are seen as 'fragile'.

For more information on Rachel Lampard, click here.

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