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praxis newsletter

November 2019 edition

Since we last spoke, a lot has happened. We passed the October 31 Brexit deadline, and remained in the EU. After a series of votes, a General Election was called for December 12.

Over the past few months, the Brexit impasse has divided and coarsened debate, and has limited our ability to push for change on issues of justice and peace. This election is about more than just Brexit – it is an opportunity to call for justice and peace through our decision making. That’s why this campaign period, we’re inviting you to engage deeply and lovingly with those around you, and the options before us. Find out more below.

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Hannah & Roo, Editors, Joint Public Issues Team

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praxis newsletter

October 2019 edition

This month, we’ve seen the power of collective action. Over 100 of you wrote to your MPs, and we finally received a reply from the PM to our letter expressing concerns about the effect of a no-deal Brexit on those locked in poverty. Our Church leaders have spent time at the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences, and you’ve started buying tickets to our conference. You can find out about all of this, and more.
However, we realise that being people who care about justice and peace has been particularly tricky over the last few months. There hasn’t been much peace in UK political life, and the coming months do not look any less tumultuous.
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Hannah & Roo, Editors, Joint Public Issues Team

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praxis newsletter

August 2019 edition

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Whether you’re reading your JPIT newsletter on a beach in the sun, up a mountain, in a rainforest, in another country (or somewhere exciting in this one), on the sofa or sneakily at work, we hope you are having a lovely summer. Here at the JPIT office, whilst we’ve all had time for a bit of a break, the action hasn’t stopped!

We’ve already written to our new Prime Minister regarding a no-deal Brexit. We’ve also begun engaging with the new cabinet, lobbying Priti Patel, the new Home Secretary, to ask her to #LiftTheBan that prevents asylum seekers from working. Over the next few weeks we’ll be talking about the arms trade and leading conversations at Greenbelt Festival. We’ll also be saying a sad goodbye to some of our team.

Hannah & Roo, Editors, Joint Public Issues Team

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PRAXIS Newsletter

February 2019 Edition

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The past month has seen the team continue to get excited about Living Lent, and becoming part of a community who are committing to respond to the call to climate action.

We’ve also continued to explore how we can create a welcoming environment for those seeking refuge in the UK, with poetry from our poet-in-residence.

As you might have seen, debate has been raised around the UK’s international aid budget, and we’ve taken some time this month to respond.

This month’s newsletter also includes an up to date response on Universal Credit, an invitation to come and work with JPIT and a list of some of the things we’re looking forward to.

With every blessing,

Hannah and Roo
JPIT Newsletter Editors

PRAXIS Newsletter

January 2019 Edition

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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

Post_BRexit hate crime and the churches

Martin Kettle writes…
The update I have done on hate crime and all that, with all the material about church initiatives having been supplied by Kat Brealey, is at
https://www.churchofengland.org/our-views/home-and-community-affairs/community-urban-affairs.aspx
I attach the document as well…Hate Crime and the churches

Martin Kettle
Home Affairs Policy Adviser
Mission & Public Affairs Division
Archbishops Council, Church of England
Church House, Gt Smith St,
London SW1P 3AZ
Tel: 0207 898 1531
Mob: 07738 883715