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The acronym JPIT stands for …Joint Public Issues Team, which is a part of the “Churches Working together” organisation.
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PRAXIS newsletter

July 2019 edition (Nr. 106)

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Some schools have already broken up for the summer, Parliament will soon be in recess and we hope that you too will be able to have some time to rest, recuperate and enjoy some relief from regular commitments over the next few weeks.

With the UK in the throes of a Conservative leadership contest, we’re expecting that the political currents will continue to experience some turbulence despite the holidays, and the Joint Public issues Team will have plenty to keep us occupied too, as we finalise preparations for our workshops at Greenbelt Festival in August.

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June 2019 edition

Lift the Ban

17 – 23 June is Refugee Week

…where we celebrate the contribution of refugees and migrants in our communities, and ask what it’s like to be a refugee in the UK. This year, we’re inviting you to get involved with the Lift The Ban month of action.

Zero target Emissions by 2050

…we are celebrating, as the UK Government have declared their commitment to legislate the UK’s goal to net-zero target emissions by 2050. This is fantastic news, and the first step in the right direction of responding to the climate crisis. We realise there’s still a lot to do to reach this target, so that’s why we’re joining with others on Wednesday 26 June to say The Time Is Now for an ambitious response to the climate crisis. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

Hannah & Roo JPIT editorial team

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May 2019 edition

Elections — Nuclear Weapon Protest — Climate Emergency Declaration — Universal Credit Sanctions Rethink… like buses, you wait for a hot topic to come along and then a fleet of them come along at once! Over the past few weeks, the UK news has been full of reports of activists and politicians engaged with public concerns and our team has been as busy as ever, passionately representing our four Churches in a wide spectrum of issues around justice and peace. I hope you’ve managed to catch some of our work and that it has equipped and inspired you to take action.

Hannah and Roo, JPIT Newsletter Editors

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March 2019 Edition

Spring is becoming more apparent (for those in the UK at least) and with it the signs of hope for new life. Our Living Lent community has been flourishing too, with almost 500 people receiving our daily mailshot of inspiration and encouragement. Over 200 people are part of our Living Lent Facebook groups, sharing tips and stories. You can find out how to join in with these below.

We were delighted at the beginning of this month to see progress on how the UK Government will determine who is in need of support, by taking the step to also measure food poverty. Yet we all continue to await progress on Brexit. Lucy Berry, our Poet-in-Residence, has filmed a poem in response to current developments entitled ‘Christ Knows’ – you can watch it by following the link in this newsletter.

Hannah & Roo
JPIT Newsletter Editors

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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

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.”

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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.

 

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Lucy Zwolinska
Policy and Engagement Officer, JPIT