Sheffield Methodist Church

Justice & Peace

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Who are we?
One of the 4 Mission Action Groups tasked with implementing the circuit's mission policy; including being good neighbours to people in need , challenging injustice, concerns about public life, supporting community development and action for justice- in Britain and worldwide, building partnerships with others we share common values with and acting in ways that contribute to the care of the earth.

We are a mix of a virtual email community- who can respond to requests for help/ attendance at events and a smaller group of people who meet to explore how the Sheffield circuit can respond to a variety of " social" issues.

From time to time, the MAG organises meetings to raise awareness or enable
discussion within the circuit about issues related to Justice and
Peace (eg. overseas development; climate change; Israel/Palestine).
Sometimes it promotes within the circuit activities arranged by other
groups (eg. Church Action on Povert; Fair Trade; Hallam Peace and Justice;
One Sheffield, Many Cultures) . Details of such events can be found
on the circuit calendar and Facebook page.

To join our mailing list please contact Ian Cloke: iain.cloke@virginmedia.com

What areas do we cover ?
Fair-trade — we are the fair-trade steering group for the circuit.
The Environment.
Poverty.
Inequality
Peace.
Asylum concerns.
Impact from cuts to local government services provision.

Please let us know what else you are interested in.

New Fair Trade shop at Pitsmoor..
"Thumbs Up ", open at Pitsmoor Methodist church Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2-4pm

Email : enquiries@thumbsupsheffield.co.uk

Current focuses include:
One Sheffield, Many Cultures (OSMC)

"One Sheffield Many Cultures promotes the unity of our city. Our events and publicity celebrate the contribution by people from all communities and backgrounds to the wellbeing of Sheffield. We also celebrate Sheffield's proud tradition of opposition to racism, bigotry and prejudice. We urge people from all walks of life in the city to speak with one voice in support of 'One Sheffield Many Cultures'"

contact Stephen Pratt kspratt.rwk@btinternet.com

Church Action on Poverty (CAP)
CAP is part of a national movement http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/ which campaigns on issues including Payday lenders, food and fuel poverty, living wage etc. CAP encourage Churches to remember issues of Poverty and Homelessness during P and H week in January/February http://www.actionweek.org.uk/home.html

CAP Sheffield would like to establish tighter links with the new circuit and explore ways of sharing resources to strengthen the voice to the wider city and churches about issues of poverty.

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