Stay Alert for Justice

COVID-19 has brought huge changes to all our lives, but inequalities mean that some people have been hit even harder than others. The world on the other side of the lockdown will be different. If we stay alert to justice we can make the right choices about how to move on. People from across the […]

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Walking the tightrope, URC video

The short film, Walking the tightrope (running time 30.33 minutes), explores important issues for Christians engaging with the Holy Land. A few years ago, the URC undertook a joint project with FODIP (The Forum for the Discussion of Israel and Palestine) to produce a film, preparing anyone considering a pilgrimage to the region.  The film […]

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Council for World Mission – news of our world

Prayer concerns from the Council for World Mission (CWM) CWM highlights the Corvid 19 epidemic that affects all its member churches. Often this is against a background of inequality, lack of health care, social deprivation and overwhelming loss. Please hold our partner churches and agencies in prayer. There is particular concern about: the measles epidemic […]

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Act Now for Climate Justice!

The URC’s very own Diana Paulding is part of Christian Aid’s Prophetic Activist Scheme. These young Christians are working for climate justice. The activists launched the Stop Fuelling the Fire Campaign, which is petitioning the UK government to end using UK Export Finance to fund fossil fuel projects overseas. Diana feels strongly about this issue, […]

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Alabare & TrussellTrust need food!

Turning our faith into action… Alabare… Please take food donations to Alabare’s Head Office (Riverside, 2 Watt Road), any time between 9 and 3 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday (not Wednesday).   Michelle, who works on Reception, would be pleased to receive them.  Thank you so much for your support, Helen Helen Inglis, Church […]

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URC & Waldensian Fellowship links

Revd Colin and Anne Marsh recently shared about their extensive involvement in the URC-Waldensian Global Link. Read on to learn more about the Waldensian Church in Italy and the URC Fellowship that connects us.  If you are considering future travel to Italy, this link may prove extremely beneficial. The Waldensian Church – 1175 to 2020 […]

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Virtual Pilgrimage to the ‘Holy Lands’ on 22 Sept

Virtual Pilgrimage to the ‘Holy Lands’ on 22 September 2020 – connecting with Commitment for Life partners To get the Zoom link, email this website. The recent URC Israel Palestine presentation featuring Revd Munther Isaac, a Lutheran minister in Bethlehem, has moved many people across the URC to respond. (Ana, Tod and John C all […]

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The other side of the wall — Palestine

As part of our Ministers Study Leave, we attended a URC Justice Ministries presentation about the current situation in the Palestinian Occupied Territories and Israel. Rev Dr Munther Isaac, a Lutheran minister in Bethlehem, and author of “The Arab Church”, spoke of the realities of life as a Palestinian Christian today.  He provided a perspective […]

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From Balfour to Banksy – a video worth watching

This film presents history and current information on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories of Palestine, one of our partners through Commitment for Life. Watch film here. This film, Balfour to Banksy, is recommended by Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine ‘100 years ago Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour set in motion the vision of […]

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Prayer for Fiji — Churches Working for Peace & Justice

God of Justice and Peace, We lift up the people of Nabuna Village and other communities in Fiji, finding their way responding to the flooding risks increased by climate change. We are sorry for where our behaviour has damaged your wondrous creation, and continues to damage the lives of those you love. We recognise that […]

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