The Plight of the 'Windrush' Generation

Thousands of men and women who arrived in the UK as children during the first wave of Commonwealth immigration after the second World War, now face being threatened with deportation. Read about their plight here.

WINDRUSH GENERATION RESOURCES

Should anyone in your churches be affected by the Government's failings in regard to the Windrush generation - themselves, or someone they know or are asked to help - you may wish to let them know of this resource, of which we have been advised by Churches Together in England.

The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/undocumented-commonwealth-citizens-resident-in-the-uk

There is also a freephone number: 0800 678 1925.  This line is open Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm

This is a useful link, letter from Home Office Minister to Caribbean High Commissioners laying out action the government is taking

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/700533/20180416_CN_LA_letter_pdf.pdf

 

ECO Church - Birds - continued

picture of a swan on waterWith a warming climate, and birds and wildlife are facing a perilous future.

To help the birds as much as possible, we could try to make our gardens bird friendly; providing bird feeders,bird baths,plants, hedges and trees that will provide food and shelter.

Military Action in Syria

The United Reformed Church condemns the military action in Syria

Church House Honours Revd Dr Martin Luther King

Church House, London, honours the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his untimely death on 5 April 1968. Read about it here.

ECO Church - Birds

picture of a swan on waterAccording to the recent UK Bird Report, bird behaviour is changing.

Rising temperatures affect birds and the changes in behaviour seen are consistent with a warming climate.

President-elect of Australian church visits Church House

Read all about the visit of Dr Deidre Palmer to Church House here.

Dr Deidre Palmer, President-elect of the Uniting Church in Australia, visited the URC’s London office on 12 March 2018, while on a short holiday with her family.

Awareness of Fairtrade fortnight and Chaplain's service

Fairtrade fortnight runs from 26 February to 11 March 2018.

Fairtrade Fortnight celebrates the Fairtrade movement which supports the farmers who grow the food we eat, promoting a living wage and fair trade.

It is a shocking fact that millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we eat still do not earn enough to feed their own families. It is time for this injustice to end. Fairtrade Fortnight puts a spotlight on trade. When trade is fair it has the potential to improve the lives of the people who grow our food. 

CWM’s legacies of slavery project continues with third hearing

A project exploring the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade held its third hearing in Jamaica in February 2018.

ECO Church - Potential help to reduce carbon emissions.

ECO Church - Potential help to reduce carbon emissions.

UK Agriculture may be able to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions through organic farming.

Nutritionally, it has been shown that organic crops - vegetables, fruit. pulses and cereals - are up to 60% higher in different antioxidants than non-organic crops. Having an organic seal allows us to know that every stage of production has been carefully inspected to ensure that it meets the best standards.

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