Public Issues calendar

Listing of designated Sundays/Weeks with web links for resources: JPIT calendar 2019

Church and Society Resolutions to United Reformed Church General Assembly

Searching for what what the URC thinks or has said about different public policy and ethical issues, and when? This document contains all the Church and Society resolutions from 1973 onwards.

United Reformed Church Policies

Environmental Policy

General Assembly 2016 adopted a new Environmental Policy, which was updated in 2019. Work is underway on implementing the policy throughout the URC. See this page for practical ways that local churches can be part of caring for creation, through the Eco Church and Eco-Congregation programmes.

Ethical Investment Policies

Ethical Investment Policy Statements 2010-2015 including the ethical investment principles adopted in 2010

In May 2019, Mission Council agreed a proposal to divest from fossil fuels, and to update the ethical investment guidelines accordingly.

End of life issues

Assisted Dying
Full report and resolution exploring the issues, considered by General Assembly in 2007.
Summary version including study guide. 

...A Time to Die
Resource pack on end of life issues produced in 2003.

Other issues

For other issues, see the links to the Joint Public Issues Team website on the main Church & Society page.