Brave New World? Faithful living in a time of change

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In a time of political turbulence, social upheaval and climate change, the 2018 Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) conference will be looking at how Christians can live prophetically and faithfully.

Brave New World? Faithful living in a time of change takes place in Manchester on Saturday, 17 March 2018.

The one-day conference is a unique opportunity to explore in detail a faith-based perspective on some of the most pressing political issues of our times. There will be workshops covering topics as varied as the changing face of poverty, tackling hate crime and counteracting climate change.

In the spirit of learning how to work for justice and peace across political divides the highlight of the conference will be a debate between Stella Creasy, MP for Labour and Co-operative, and Peter Oborne, columnist at the Daily Mail.

They will discuss and debate the challenges, fears and hopes facing communities, nations and the world. This is an exciting opportunity to hear two individuals with very different perspectives attempting to build a vision for the future.

The day will conclude with Revd Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Team at Christian Aid Scotland, sending attendees out with a vision for a new heaven and new earth.

The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), which is running the conference, was established in 2007 as a venture of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland to help the four denominations work together on issues of justice and inequality.

Team Leader for the Joint Public Issues Team, Rachel Lampard, commented: "We are living in a rapidly changing, complex and sometimes frightening world, but as Christians we are given a vision of a new heaven and a new earth.

"What does a brave new world look like for our communities, society and world? And how can we as Christians participate in shaping in the coming new world?

"The Joint Public Issues Team conference is an opportunity to inform, resource, inspire and challenge Christians on the issues of peace and justice which we face. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet face to face with others and share visions for a new heaven and new earth."

Full details are available on the JPIT website www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/about/2018conf/

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