Job Vacancy – Bath & Wells Diocese

Job Title: Mission Development & Inclusion Enabler

Full time, Permanent,
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 10 February 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 27 February 2019

Click for full details!

This is an exciting time to join the Diocese of Bath & Wells in a newly created role. We are looking for a colleague who will:

  • Provide support in the development of social enterprise, church partnerships and mission opportunities promoting the ‘Common Good’.
  • Lead on promoting inclusion, equality and diversity both within the church our wider society so excluded people can be included and welcomed.
  • Be responsible for a limited, evolving portfolio of local and diocese-wide projects.
  • Promote a holistic understanding and enactment of the 5 Marks of the Mission by providing training, mentoring and development support.

We are seeking someone with:

  • A developed understanding of how mission can play out in local churches and communities.

  • Familiarity with programmes and organisations concerned with social justice and community development.

  • Knowledge of project development and support.

  • Good interpersonal, IT, organisational, communication and presentation skills.

Information provided by David Maggs
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PRAXIS Newsletter

January 2019 Edition

Click here to view this 100th edition!
This is the ONE HUNDREDTH issue of our JPIT Newsletter and we have so much to be thankful for. Over 2,000 people receive the Newsletter each month and it is a privilege to be able to inform, inspire and provoke our readers to take action on justice and peace issues.
Since our last newsletter, the plight of those crossing the English Channel in an effort to enter the UK has been making the headlines, some of the inadequacies of the Universal Credit system have been acknowledged by UK Government, and of course the continuing wrangling and debate over Brexit has dominated political discussion.
We enter the new year in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty, but are more keenly aware than ever of our need to raise awareness of and speak up for the rights of the ignored and forgotten, the weak and the oppressed, and to represent and strive for the values of God’s Kingdom. We are thankful for many opportunities in the year ahead to make a difference for the common good and are grateful to you for the role that you play in bringing light and life to the lives of many.
With every blessing,

Hannah and Roo
JPIT Newsletter Editors

Job Vacancies – 2-Opportunities

Churches Together in England (CTE)

is seeking to appoint an able and experienced full-time

Evangelism & Mission Co-ordinator

and a new half-time 1-year fixed term contract experienced

Communications & Media Officer

following the retirement in the summer of 2019 of the current post holder of a combined evangelism and media role.

This allows us to further develop two of the strategic priorities of CTE — enabling the member churches to collaborate in evangelism and mission, and to strengthen our public voice.

Closing date for application: 12 noon on Friday 1 Feb 2019
Interview dates: 27 – 28 Feb 2019

Continue reading Job Vacancies – 2-Opportunities

PRAXIS newsletter

November 2018 Edition

“We have been busy preparing a new resource for Advent and would love you to take a look. ‘Prepare Ye the Way’ is designed to help highlight some of the issues faced by society today while reflecting on the birth of Jesus.”

Click here to view!

This information was provided by…
Roo and Hannah
JPIT newsletter Editors

End Hunger UK – Campaign

Everybody should have access to good food.
Nobody should have to go to bed hungry.

www.endhungeruk.org
#endhungeruk

Hello food poverty campaigners!

18,378! That’s how many people signed the End Hunger UK petition to ask Theresa May to fix Universal Credit!

We had a last-minute rush: our colleague Hannah-Mae, who works at The Trussell Trust, arrived at work on the Monday morning before the hand-in to a HUGE pile of envelopes and over 6,000 new signatures!

Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition, got other people to sign the petition or who raised awareness of the petition.

A group of people who have experienced the problems associated with Universal Credit either first-hand, or through working with claimants, dropped it off at 10 Downing Street. Unfortunately the Prime Minister didn’t come to accept it from them.  (We weren’t expecting her to, but it would have been great as we could have told her exactly what she needs to do to make Universal Credit fit for purpose!)

We got some great press coverage, including a big piece in The Mirror.

Obviously the battle is not won yet, but we raised lots of awareness and it is this constant pressure and highlighting of the issues that will hopefully lead to real change. Well done everyone.

With very best wishes,

Annie

Photocredit: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Annie Connolly
Interim Campaign Manager
End Hunger UK
0161 872 9294 / 0745 568 8535
@EndHunger_UK
Church Action on Poverty, 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park,
Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

You are receiving this email because you asked to be kept informed about the campaign to End Hunger in the UK, or because you signe dthe online petition to Fix Universal Credit.
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Sharing the Gift Of Meditation

Grant Fund:
Sharing the Gift of Christian Meditation

CUF is working with the World Community for Christian Meditation on this small grants fund to enable more people to find out about meditation, help them develop their own personal and group practices and through this, reach out to the wider world.

The fund has three key objectives:

  1. To promote the understanding and practice of meditation. For example, is there a particular group of people you want to introduce to meditation? How can you do that?
  2. To encourage meditators to deepen their practice. For example, do you have ideas for helping people persevere and go deeper?
  3. To reach out to all parts of society in order to share the gifts that meditation brings. For example, do you particularly want to take meditation out to people and places beyond the reach of churches, or where traditional language isn’t readily understood.

Grants are available from £100 to £5,000 or more.

Further information is available here (Click!)

This information came from – Amy Page
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CUF

A Prayer for World Mental Health Day

A Prayer for World Mental Health Day

By Alison Webster

God of compassion,
You meant us to be both fragile and ordinary.
Silence the voices that say we are not good enough,
Haven’t achieved enough,
Haven’t enough to show for our lives,
That we are not enough.
Help us to know that we are treasure,
We are prized,
We are cherished,
We are loved.
Infinitely.
By you.
So be with us in our corrugations of feeling:
When our hearts are in downward freefall, be with us
When our minds race with anxiety, be with us
When our throats close in fear, be with us
When sleep will not come, be with us
When waking hurts, be with us.
In the name of Jesus,
Who knew trauma, abuse, despair and abandonment
And has nothing but love for us,
Amen.

CUF Plan germinates!

 

Dear David,

Thank you for your continued support of the Mustard Seed Appeal and the Just Finance Foundation. We wanted to update you on some significant pieces of news as we work towards fairer finance.

First step towards fairer credit as Wonga goes into administration

The announcement that high cost credit provider Wonga has gone into administration is a sign that the Just Finance Foundation’s work is having a real impact. The rates charged by Wonga for their loans have been one of the criticisms of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who wants to see a fairer credit landscape for all. In 2013 he announced the church would compete Wonga out of business by supporting more ethical credit unions.

Canon Paul Hackwood, Executive Director of Church Urban Fund and Trustee of the Just Finance Foundation says:

‘Today we are seeing the result of the much-needed tougher financial regulations starting to bite. The Just Finance Foundation (JFF) – the Archbishop’s charity focused on fostering a fair financial system – is working to promote financial health, of many struggling with debt right across the social spectrum, and particularly among those for whom making ends meet is a daily struggle.’

Read the full article in yesterdays (30/08/2018) Guardian  here

What comes after Welby’s War on Wonga

Just a few weeks before ago, Rowena Young, Executive Director for the Just Finance Foundation (JFF), outlined the plans for how the JFF might help to increase our nation’s financial capability.

Read her article in the Church Times here

This extract came from an email from:

Church Urban Fund

Church House, 27 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AZ

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PRAXIS Newsletter

July 2018 Edition

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Welcome to the July edition of the Joint Public Issues Team newsletter. We have had a busy six weeks, including the launch of our #EndHostility campaign, the annual Beckly Lecture and some interesting public events including Trump’s visit and parliamentary debates about the death penalty. Read on for more information.

 

Content and link provided by:

Lucy Zwolinska
Policy and Engagement Officer, JPIT

Help available from charity ‘Buttle UK’ for children without a bed

“More than four hundred thousand children do not have a bed of their own, forcing many to share or sleep on the floor. Gerri McAndrew from the charity Buttle UK and Assistant Head Teacher Bex Wilson, who realised one of her own pupils was having to sleep on the floor, discuss.” Quote from BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour, Sat 4 Aug 2018, 4.00 pm
Link to BBC Radio 4 to listen!
WAKE UP CALL Half a million British children don’t have their own bed so help us change that with our Beds For Kids campaign We need your help to give every single child a place to sleep tight Ruth Harrison, The Sun, 5 May 2018
Read the full article in the Sun!

Be aware! Some readers may find neighboring articles in the Sun unacceptable

Link to charity ‘Buttle UK’, web site to apply for help! end of post