A Blog that aims to resource, inspire discussion, store articles and useful links on Faith and Social Justice Issues, with the occasional slice of humour!

Monday, October 02, 2006

An (In)convenient Truth

The latest article on issues regarding contemporary culture from the LICC is a reflection on climate change and the issues both a) brought up in relation to Al Gore's latest film and also b) the business response and particularly that of Richard Branson. Its well worth a read and also has some really great links at the foot of the article!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Can you or your Church work a miracle?

Stopping AIDS. All together.

A baby is born with HIV every minute. But you can stop this happening. Your giving, campaigning and prayer can give a child the chance of an HIV-free start in life. Want to be part of this? Tearfund have recently launched the Work a Miracle initiative and you can learn, give, pray etc by clicking on the above links.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Beth By The Pepper Patch

Further evidence that our wonderful little girl is growing up fast! Today was the day that she did a full scale roll! Not long now until the roll becomes a crawl and the crawl becomes a walk! She is almost 5 months old now and wants to be older in some ways! Food is also a thing that is about to change! The plan is to begin to wean her onto a few solids this weekend, so that should be fun and great that Daddy can be involved in feeding to! She continues to sleep well at night and provide very little hassle to us both! We are loving her and the whole experience so much!

The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution is the title of a book by Shane Claiborne that is currently getting a lot of attention, readers, critique, excitement and debate going. Shane is one of the founders of a movement called The Simple Way who's mission is simply "To Love God. To Love people. To Follow Jesus." Its finally in my hands and I intend to give it a good reading over the next week or two!

How Much Reality Can You Take?

Is the title of George Monbiot's latest musings and research on the issue of climate change. Well worth a read, engaging, controversial and challenging as ever! In addition to this article he has also written a piece regarding the reduction of carbon emissions and the necessity of it for the UK to reach a very high reduction figure by 2030.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Change the World 9-5

Change the World 9-5 is the latest publication from We are what we do. The Book is a follow on from the last publication 'Change the World for a Fiver' and contains 50 more actions we can take to make the world a better place to live in not just for ourselves but also for future generations. This weeks Big Issue also has a great feature about the book and the organisation!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Truth Isn't Sexy

Truth Isn't Sexy is a new campaign and website aimed at tackling Human Trafficking. Protest4, which grew out of a few em:church communities in London has launched this as its first anti-trafficking campaign in the UK. Human trafficking is dubbed as the human rights crisis of the 21st century. The campaign is aiming to launch by the 25th March which represents the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave-trade (or so it was thought). Now with 3 times more people in slavery today, the onus is upon us all to do it over again.

To read a very moving and challenging piece of writing on this issue by a friend Emily, who is currently based in Thailand, please click here.