London mayoral hustings this April: Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick debate issues affecting London’s Christians

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In May London will vote for the next mayor, and at the moment it’s neck and neck between current mayor Boris Johnson and the Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, who was mayor from 2000 to 2008.     The Evangelical Alliance, together with the London Churches Group, is hosting a hustings event a couple of weeks before the vote to help …

Your invitation to Vince Cable on ‘Responsible Capitalism’ #dminlgp

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  The on-going global economic crisis has led to calls from many that the system needs to change. Join Rt Hon Vince Cable MP along with Richard Paton, a member of Occupy LSX and Sir Stuart Etherington CEO of National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), as we explore what steps need be taken to ensure that capitalism begins to contribute …

See agressive secularism in action in comments on BBC blog against Rowan Williams #dmingml

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So Rowan Williams has guest edited the secular magazine, New Statesman this week.  He’s taken our coalition government to task, and invited some interesting people to write essays, including the atheist author Phillip Pullman. The BBC have picked this up on their front page.  The issues he raises are of interest, but so are the public comments by others. Agressive …

The Big Society – From debate to delivery An Evening with Lord Nat Wei #dmingml

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If your church community is in the UK and trying to get to grips with the 'Big Society' initiative by our government, this event might be a big help for you. You are warmly invited to:  The Big Society – From debate to delivery An Evening with Lord Nat Wei Chief Adviser to the Government on the Big Society Date: Monday 16th May …

Reminder: Debate on AV at King’s: Tuesday 3 May 2011 6:30 pm.

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Theos A5 AV debate.ai[1].pdf Download this file FAITH & PUBLIC POLICY FORUM in collaboration with Theos and the Charities Parliament DEBATE ON THE AV REFERENDUM Speakers from the No2AV and Yes2AV campaigns will debate the issues and answer questions from the floor DATE: Tuesday 3 May 2011 TIME: 6.15pm for 6.30pm LOCATION: Edmond J Safra Theatre, King's College London, Strand …

Theos event invitation: The Great AV Debate, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

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May 2011, the UK will hold its first national referendum in a generation. The issue at stake is the voting system for national Parliamentary elections and the choice is seemingly simple: should we retain the First Past the Post system, or change to the Alternative Vote?  Proponents of each system have been arguing their case with increasing levels of heat, …

Christianity and Politics: new resource site

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The EA UK, have a great new section on their site resourcing issues of Christian faith and politics. Blur on the site gives their hopes and aims as: 'The Evangelical Alliance is committed to being good news to society. We passionately believe Christians should be involved in all sectors of society and this certainly includes politics. We want to see a …