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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Urban Parishes - Faith in the City

Urban Parishes – Faith in the City

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England.
- See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf

Urban Parishes – Faith in the City

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England.
- See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf

Urban Parishes – Faith in the City

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England.
- See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf
The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England. - See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf
The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England. - See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf
The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England - See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf
The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace on 2nd March welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England
 
Press release and video coverage here
 
 
 
The Archbishop of York's Office at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday welcomed 76 delegates from most of the dioceses in the Church of England, for an evangelism consultation day focused on urban estate mission across the Church of England - See more at: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3425/urban-parishes-faith-in-the-city#sthash.xZtSJeeC.dpuf

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Fw: New Parish Conference 2016: The Art of Faithful Presence. SPECIAL PRICE OFFER!

 
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Innovation & Stability for the 21st Century

 

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Monday, 21 March 2016

Evangelist / Church Community Worker,,Blackburn Baptist Church... job vacancy

This is an exciting new post in our evangelical Baptist church, which is committed to gospel engagement with its local community in Blackburn, Lancashire. We are looking to recruit an energetic and committed person to work as an evangelist/community worker, as part of the leadership team, with the aim of introducing people to Jesus Christ and nurturing them in their faith. Work is expected to be across all age groups, but with a particular focus on young adults/young families.

We are looking for a person with a passion for evangelism and serving those in need as well as the gifts for community engagement. Basic stipend is £20-23,000 depending on experience, plus an accommodation package and expenses.

For a full job description, person specification and application form please visit www.blackburnbaptistchurch.co.uk/evangelist.html

Closing date 9 am on Friday 3 June 2016.

For further information please e-mail enquiry@blackburnbaptistchurch.co.uk or ring 01254 665717

Friday, 18 March 2016

Methodist Action North West Newsletter

The latest MANW news letter
 
can be downloaded -                  Click here

The Christian Funders' Forum

The Christian Funders' Forum is a group of executives of grant making trusts and foundations. Members of the forum grant more than £60 million a year to Christian work. The Forum meets regularly to encourage the sharing of best practice and to work together wherever that is possible. This webpage is hosted by The Cinnamon Network for and on behalf of the Christian Funders' Forum.
 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A Guide to supporting Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants.

Our colleagues in Liverpool Diocese have just published
 
A Guide to supporting Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants.
 
It can be downloaded from here
 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Why telling communities to tackle obesity backfires!

 
............  the idea that an outside professional can walk into a community and tell them that they should do something about obesity, or anything else for that matter is both an extremely arrogant and potentially very dangerous one.
 

Monday, 14 March 2016

Fw: Urban life webinars

 
.... a series of webinars that are designed to help Christian communities to engage with their urban neighbourhoods by reflecting theologically on issues such as justice and poverty as well as giving some ideas about how to form practical responses to situations we find ourselves in.
 
 
 
14 April: Experiencing Gentrification in the East End of London with Squatters and Anarchist Communities- Rob Schellert
 
5 May: The Practical Struggles Faced By Asylum Seekers and How the Christian Community Can Respond. – Rachel Bee
 
26 May: Convening Conversations with Muslim Women – Jan Pike
 
14 June: Forming a Christian community in the midst of our struggle for good mental health:  Reflections from The Geoff Ashcroft Community. Phil Warburton

New Money & Mental Health Policy Institute launched by Martin Lewis

A major new policy institute dedicated to researching and finding solutions to the devastating link between mental illness and money problems was launched today, funded by a donation of at least £2 million from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
 

Friday, 11 March 2016

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

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New Parish Conference 2016: The Art of Faithful Presence. SPECIAL PRICE OFFER!

This is in Birmingham in November and could be of interest to people doing minstry in tough neighbourhoods
 
 
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New Parish Conference 2016: Special Pre-Launch price offer...
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The Art of Faithful Presence -
Innovation & Stability for the 21st Century

All across the nation Christian communities are finding new ways to connect with their neighbourhood. The New Parish Conference draws together practitioners, their stories and their practices. Together we desire to discover what God is up to in this emerging grass roots movement.

This year our 2016 Conference will be looking at 'The Art of Faithful Presence' - how to impact your neighbourhood in an innovative way that creates stability for all.

We are delighted that Shane Claiborne will be joining us. Shane is a Red Letter Christian and a founding partner of The Simple Way community, a radical faith community that lives among and serves the homeless in the Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia.

We are also excited to be welcoming Imandeep Kaur, co-founder of the Impact Hub in Birmingham, and The Ven Simon Heathfield, the Archdeacon of Aston.

Plus many many more!
 

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For the rest of this month, you can buy your ticket for £50* instead of £75 - but hurry, this deal will end on 31st March!


Please click HERE and enter
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New Parish Conference 2016, 10th-11th November 2016, St Martin Church, Birmingham

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A thread of emails about sanctions - employability emails etc.

I've put together several emails about sanctions and benefits that have recently come to my inbox via public lists.
Not very comforting reading.
 
all in the context of this
Peers have backed down in their battle with MPs over cuts to disabled people's benefits after ministers invoked special powers to push them through.
 
NO 1
 
A truly frightening and dehumanising trajectory: it almost makes you nostalgic for 1984.

Just in case anyone still isn't aware of the sheer scale of the social destruction inflicted by sanctions, set against their almost laughable ineffectiveness as a means of securing employment or employability . . .

Dan Silver, a friend of mine, has just drawn my attention to this (free downloadable) book of a project he's helped six local people in Salford put together. They 'represent their own lives through photography, storytelling and info-graphics'. It gives a clear human feel to the dichotomy between Salford's traditional working class communities and the monumental, corporate landscape - notably, Media City - that's systematically designing them out. But that's by the by . . .

Towards the end of the book, there's a diagram which includes the statement that 1 in 5 benefit claimants in 2013-14 were sanctioned. The source for this is an ongoing study of the regime by David Webster at the University of Glasgow, based largely on information that the DWP had to have squeezed out of them through FOI requests. The figures are staggering.ᅵ Just a couple of quotes from the summary document:

"Almost one-fifth (18.4%) of the 3,097,630 individuals who claimed JSA during 2013/14 were sanctioned, after challenges: 568,430 people, with an average of 1.56 sanctions each. Over one-fifth (22.3%) of the 8,232,560 individuals who claimed JSA over the five years 2009/10 to 2013/14 inclusive, were sanctioned: 1,833,035 people, with an average of 1.95 sanctions each. Of the individual JSA claimants sanctioned in the year to June 2014, 30.9% were sanctioned more than once, and 12.5% three times or more. Over the six years of the ESA sanctions regime from October 2008 to September 2014, 21.0% out of a total of 85,292 sanctioned claimants received more than one sanction, and 7.6% three or more. In the year to May 2013 there were more than 93,410 children in households affected by sanctions."

"The Work Programme continues to deliver far more JSA sanctions than JSA job outcomes. Up to 30 September 2014 there had been 575,399 JSA Work Programme sanctions and 345,640 JSA Work Programme job outcomes."

Fantastic! Get in there! (as the not-so-quiet IDS so memorably put it when Osborne announced the Living (sic) Wage in the previous Budget.)

Laird
--   LAIRD RYAN  e: lairdryan@bignall.free-online.co.uk  Twitter: @LairdRyan  
 
NO 2
 
For those who have not seen it, do view this chillingly intelligent video
on psychological compulsion and workfare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF3vjwTrM3M&app=desktop

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No3.
from Caroline Molloy <carolinejmolloy@googlemail.com>
I think this piece is critical to understanding the right-wing agenda for service provision.

And how - under the rubric of joined up care and personalisation - they are stealthily importing the harsh benefit sanctions culture and 'undeserving' narrative they've created, into all our public services. Health, housing, etc.


This piece starts by focusing on the introduction of Maximus 'job coaches' into GP surgeries (and the protests against that last Friday by DPAC).

Please do read through to the end, there are a number of other worrying examples mostly relating to mental health and employment, that show the real agenda is the absolute opposite of empowerment.

Whether or not, as with previous welfare to work schemes, this ends up being a debacle of underfunded sub-contracting of the more difficult cases to the voluntary sector, or not, there are major ethical concerns here that we all need to be switched on to, I think. Are the plebs sorry I mean service users to be left ANY agency of our own?

And of course it all fits together nicely with the dreadful eugenic piece in the Times yesterday about how heavy service users are genetically disposed to being poorly socialised.