Advent: More than a woman’s song
Mary, a young girl, praises God for all that he has done for her, despite her circumstances. John Bell explores her exhortation, how it celebrates women, and points to the goodness of God.
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MPs discuss our Seriously Awkward campaign in parliament
Yesterday in parliament 16 MPs came together to debate our report ‘Old enough to know better?’ and challenge the Government to better protect 16 and 17 year olds at risk of sexual exploitation
Advent: Keeping wonder alive
What keeps me going after 30 years is knowing that Christingle is not just a pretty prelude to Christmas, but a real opportunity for us to do something meaningful to impact the lives of children and young people in our community.
Advent: The coming
As the weather outside seems to close in and draw us towards the shortest day of the year, the darkness offers little consolation. As we wait for the light to come, Katherine reflects on Isaiah 40.1-11.
The purpose of Lent is not Lent
Paula Gooder shares why she has reached this conclusion, and how it can help you to prepare us to celebrate at Easter the overwhelming love of God for all of us.
Billions of reasons families with children bear the burden of the summer budget
While some policies in yesterday’s budget were welcome, such as increases in the minimum wage, gains from these will be heavily outweighed by reductions in other support for low income families, including working families.
Recognising when teenagers need protection
Research shows that 16 and 17 year olds are at serious risk of neglect, but the law needs to catch up.
Immigration Bill threatens support for care leavers
Tomorrow members of the House of Lords have an opportunity to make sure other care leavers are protected and able to achieve their potential.
Handle with Care: helping young people in the care system
Rob Kippen, a Children’s Rights Officer in Oldham looks at some of the hard decisions young people in care have to face and how we're helping them.