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is taking place
in the Village Hall Cafe
during our building work.
Boston Spa Festival
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7 July 2016
The Revd Gareth J Powell
Secretary of the Conference
Sisters and brothers in Christ,
I write to you from the Methodist Conference in order to act upon a resolution which it passed yesterday afternoon.
The statement is also shared on our 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
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36661097 for details)
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Methodist Church passed a resolution containing the following text:
The United Kingdom, as a result of the referendum on 23 June 2016, has voted to leave the European Union. In this time of very significant change and uncertainty there is a need for leadership which seeks the common good and encourages people to work together, to respect one another and to uphold the dignity of all.
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.
Please join us for worship . . .
Wednesday 27th July at 3.30pm: Messy Church in the Jubilee Room, Village Hall
Sunday 31st July at 10.30am: Morning Worship in the Lantern Room, Village Hall, led by Mr David Mountain
Sunday 7th August
10.30am: Morning Worship in the Lantern Room, Village Hall, led by Revd Gordon Shaw
6.00pm: Evening Worship with Holy Communion held at Wertherby Methodist Church led by Revd Steve Jakeman
Please check the weekly notices, (on the link below)
which will list the location of all activities
whilst our building work is taking place.
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