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ClimateSunday logoHannah Brown, Campaigns and Church Engagement Officer, for the Joint Public Issues Team introduces Climate Sunday.

2021 is an important year for climate action. The UK is hosting the United Nations climate change summit – COP26 – in November. We’re in the early years of a crucial decade for reducing global carbon emissions. Communities around the globe are continuing to bear the full force of climate change now, with loss and damage beyond repair felt by millions.

Read more: Could you hold a Climate Sunday?

Martin Luther King credit Luke Zhang UnsplashAgainst the backdrop of public tragedies and outrage, Simeon Mitchell, United Reformed Church Secretary for Church and Society, explores the pursuit of justice and the redemptive power of love:

Jesus is dead. Who is to blame?

It is often maddeningly difficult to get to the bottom of evil acts and gross injustices. Who can be held responsible for this unwarranted suffering, this unnecessary death?

Read more: Good Friday: The System Failed

united nations covid responseSteve Summers, United Reformed Church(URC) Development Worker for Church Related Community Work (CRCW) and Special Category Ministry, explores how we can use the resurrection of Jesus to build back better post pandemic.

I don’t know about you, but as I write this reflection, it feels as if we are still experiencing gloomy and troubled times, although lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease.

As Christ’s disciples, how can we alleviate loneliness, reduce poverty, address the shortage of decent housing, and improve poor job prospects – especially for young people and women, that the pandemic has highlighted?

Read more: Easter Sunday: Recognising Jesus in your neighbourhood

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