Methodists Against Racism

 

The Methodist Conference of 2016 has unanimously passed a resolution calling for respect and tolerance in our national life in the wake of the divisive EU Referendum Campaign.

The Methodist Conference believes that the British Isles are enriched by diversity and celebrates the contribution made by those who have come from other parts of the world. The Christian tradition calls for respect, tolerance, love of neighbour and hospitality to the stranger. All bear the responsibility of speaking and acting for healing, reconciliation, and mutual respect.

The Methodist Conference abhors and deeply regrets those actions and words which incite hatred and lead to the victimisation of groups within society and notes with concern that such actions and words have been normalised in recent public discourse. Believing that racism is a denial of the gospel and that to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division, the Methodist Conference calls:

  • on the Methodist people to challenge racism and discrimination.
  • for a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimisation.
  • on political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.
  • on all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.

The statement is also shared on the website www.methodist.org.uk/nationallife where it can be turned into an email which will be automatically sent to your local Member of Parliament. The Conference also encourages the Methodist people to send this letter to their MP.

The Conference also encouraged the Methodist people to join the campaign to wear an empty safety pin as a badge symbolising solidarity against racism (please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details).


 

Diary Dates

Sunday 24th September
10.30am Prayer Series Service with Baptism led by Mr Eric Rowland
6.30pm 245 Revive with the speaker Rev Dave Martin

Monday 25th September
2.00pm Bible study at Costa Coffee
Tuesday 26th September
9.30–11.30am Kernow Credit Union.
10.00 - 12.00 Coffee Morning-Cornwall Hospice Care
Wednesday 27th September
9.00am-12.00 Chattabox for under 5’s. £1 per child
Thursday 28th September
10.00am- 12.00 The Stanbury’s drop in coffee morning - Tel: 777661.
7.30pm Church Council
Saturday 30th September
10am -2.00pm Gift Day
Sunday 1st October
10.30am Harvest Family Service with Mr John Hill
6.30pm Traditional Harvest Festival Service with Revd Steve Wild

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