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Church and Society

Ministry in the margins of society

Read the report from our 2019 ‘In the Thick of it’ event, bringing together people across Britain who have experience of ministering 'in the margins'.

Public Issues calendar

Lots of organisations focus on a specific Sunday or week of the year to promote their work. JPIT's regularly updated calendar includes links to websites to help plan services and to help you pray and take action.

Church and Society resolutions to URC General Assembly

The Church and Society Resolutions document details what the United Reformed Church has thought or said since 1973 about various public policy and ethical issues. 

Environmental policy

The General Assembly of 2016 adopted a new Environmental Policy, which was updated in 2019. Work is underway on implementing the policy throughout the URC.

We have suggestions for how local churches can be part of caring for creation through the Eco Church and Eco-Congregation programmes.

Ethical Investment policies

Ethical Investment Policy Statements 2010-2019 including the ethical investment principles adopted in 2010.

End of Life issues

The Assisted Dying full report and resolution explores end of life issues, as considered by General Assembly in 2007. There is also a summary version which includes a study guide. 

The ...A Time to Die resource pack on end of life issues was produced in 2003.

Other issues

Our main page has links to resouces on many other issues, produced by the Joint Public Issues Team.


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