Category Archives: Other

Reforming history broadcasting

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We affirm that it’s essential to celebrate the truth of our story as a nation in order to be wise and realistic about shaping our future. However, history programmes are often made in a politically correct way that seeks to airbrush out or undermine the Christian foundations of many principles we recognise as essential for […]

Entertaining Angels

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We are called to practice hospitality generously to one another as an affirmation of our love for Christ. However, in our frantic society, the act of inviting guests into our homes can become part of the pressure to perform and to display rather than to welcome and refresh. The constant pressures of modern life threaten […]

Truly be the Church

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We affirm that the Church is God’s agent for societal transformation on Earth. However, we acknowledge that instead of truly transforming society, we have busied ourselves with building our own empires and championing our own causes. Therefore, we repent and seek to exercise kindness, justice and righteousness, so that we may truly know God and […]

Indigenous People Groups

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Every culture reflects God’s glorious creativity. God reveals himself in diversity. We deeply regret the history of oppression and exclusion of indigenous groups and voices, and the church’s role in these processes. We reject the idea that Western culture is ‘superior’. Every culture is both brilliant and broken, beautiful and hurting. We choose to celebrate […]

Global Catastrophic Risks

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Affirmation: the existence of humanity is a valuable state of affairs. Analysis: there are a number of risks with non-negligible probabilities of taking place which threaten the existence of a very high proportion of humanity, and thus bring much higher death rates and cause extreme suffering. These are known as Global Catastrophic Risks (GCRs) and […]

Effectiveness

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Affirmation: doing good is important. Analysis: we often fail to do the most good we can do, and concentrate on less effective actions than the maximally effective ones. For example, we give to greatly ineffective charities, some of which even cause harm; we spend our time procrastinating and thus neglect our work or relationships; or […]

From apologetics to categorics

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We affirm that Christians have a way of looking at the world that is distinctive. Based on the relational nature of God, they should be promoting this for public life as well as private life. However, Christians have got into a defensive mind-set where the focus is on apologetics – defending Christianity from attack. Therefore, […]

Housing Money

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The right of all people to have access to a secure home meeting minimum quality standards is affirmed. However, unrestrained application of the free market has transformed housing into an investment, leading to vast over-pricing and the unjust financial exclusion of many from appropriate quality homes. The establishment of ‘housing money’ is proposed. This would […]

Brexit and Good Neighbours

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We affirm the fundamental importance of being a good neighbour. However, in the fraught times occasioned by Brexit, this has often been marginalised in preference of procuring Britain’s own prosperity. Therefore, the opportunity should be taken to show that while Britain is not part of the EU–rightly or wrongly–it can be a good neighbour. To […]