Where mercy and justice meet
Draft conference programme
We are pleased to announce the draft programme for our 2017 Churches that Change Communities conference...
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August
05
Author
Jubilee+ Team
Seminar speakers at this year's conference
Seminar and speaker information for our seventh annual conference...
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July
29
Author
Jubilee+ Team
The gift of a warm welcome
Looking at the news, it can feel that the refugee crisis is an overwhelming problem. When we read these often harrowing stories alongside the Bible, it can be difficult to know how to respond...
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March
01
Author
Emily Holden
Child refugees not a priority for Government
The announcement a few days ago by the Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill that the UK is only going to take 350 child refugees...
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February
13
Author
Dave Smith
History Repeating Itself
In 1938 Britain undertook a remarkable mercy mission towards the children of central European Jews. As Hitler’s anti-semitism took hold in Germany and as the Nazis annexed Austria, Czechoslovakia and other territories, so the threat […]
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May
31
Author
Martin Charlesworth
An open heart and an open door
For most of our national history, since the Norman Conquest, Britain has not experienced a large influx of refugees. There were two exceptions: the Huguenots in the seventeenth century and the Jews in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries […]
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May
24
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Refugees – a sad State… …of affairs
Has the world lost its moral compass? Is anyone else totally aghast at what is happening in Europe? Any casual bystander with a sense of compassion must wonder what on earth the leaders of the European nations are thinking!
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April
05
Author
Gavin Poole
Standing ready to do more
The current refugee crisis across Europe is well documented. It attracted significant media coverage in the second half of last year in particular. So far a relatively small number of refugees have arrived in the UK, but over the coming […]
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January
18
Author
Geoff Knott
Shocked by the 'New Normal'
Bookended by terrorist attacks in Paris and punctuated by political surprises, the growing refugee crisis and continued austerity, 2015 was in many ways a year of fear and uncertainty. As I cast my mind back to seeing national and […]
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January
05
Author
Natalie Williams
'NOW I WONDER WHAT THEIR STORIES ARE...'
“In the end, when you meet people, we’re all the same. You don’t see that in the news. You just see them as a group, not as individuals. Now I wonder what their stories are. I see it completely differently.” These are the words […]
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October
13
Author
Natalie Williams
The crisis continues...
Three weeks ago, our newspapers, TV screens and Facebook timelines were filled with the image of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the beach after his desperate family tried to reach safer lands. To […]
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September
29
Author
Natalie Williams
Every refugee's life matters
On Thursday I was wandering around my local supermarket trying not to cry. I was in the toothpaste aisle buying tubes to send to Calais, when I spotted the milk teeth toothpaste. It made me immediately think of the image of Aylan Kurdi […]
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September
06
Author
Natalie Williams
Refugee crisis - red alert
I have a friend called John. He is from what we now call the Czech Republic. In 1938 he and his brother were put on a train by their parents, along with many other children, to be sent to the UK. John never saw his parents again. They […]
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September
02
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Refugees, immigration and the Church
Immigration is a hot subject politically at the best of times. It divides communities and politicians alike. It’s emotive. It tends to bring out the defensive instincts of human nature. It’s not the best of times to talk about […]
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March
19
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Taking action to plug the gap
As well as exploring why and how we should bring justice and mercy to our nation, this blog will from time to time highlight specific examples of where the church is effectively doing so. Here we look at Action Foundation in Tyneside […]
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July
04
Author
Martin Charlesworth

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