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resized image Promo 2020 11 02T154747.548The Revd Lindsey Sanderson, United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland representative to the Scottish Church Leaders’ Forum, has joined a number of Scottish church leaders in writing to all Scottish MPs and Peers to express concerns about the Internal Market Bill.

At present, the UK is part of the European single market, with jointly agreed regulations and standards across the continent.

Read more: Scottish faith leaders express concern over Internal Market Bill

Lest we forget David Clode UnsplashRemembrance Sunday on 8 November, and Armistice Day on 11 November, are poignant opportunities to remember those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars, as well as later conflicts.

Simon Peters, Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today Project Manager, and Martin Hayward, Mission and Development Officer for the United Reformed Church Southern Synod, have produced 'Remembrance for whole-of-life disciples' a resource that aims to help people respond to the invitation to remember and the continued need for peace-making.

Read more: Free Remembrance resources available

Commitments High res 002In October 2020, the United Reformed Church (URC) launched its five-year safeguarding strategic plan.

The plan requires all parts of the URC – it’s people, councils, committees and groups – to work together on six key objectives to ensure the Church provides a sustained community of care where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable, can find a place of love, pastoral care and support.

Read more: URC launch safeguarding strategic plan

resized image Promo 98The Revd Dr John Bradbury, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, along with 18 other religious leaders in the UK, have urged the government to establish a cross-party commission to address the underlying causes of child poverty in the country.

In a letter to the Prime Minster published on 29 October, the leaders say:

Read more: Religious leaders urge Boris Johnson to establish child poverty commission

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