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  • The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Roger Walton and Ms Rachel Lampard MBE, speak about confidence, suffering and hope in this year's Easter Message. "Do we sometimes race over the reflection on of holy week and the pain of Good Friday, in order to reach the joy of Easter?"

     
  • More than £340,000 has been given in response to the East Africa Famine Appeal, launched at the end of February by All We Can and the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain.

     
  • From Thursday 6th April the Government’s flagship benefit, Universal Credit, will not offer help to the third or subsequent children in a family. This fundamentally changes the benefit system so that it “deliberately ignores” the needs of some of the UK’s more vulnerable children say Church leaders.

     
  • koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls initiatied by the Girl's Brigade, has just launched a new film looking at mental health.

     
  • The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have called for prayer during this time following the attacks in Westminster, London.

     
  • In readiness for the impending trigger of Article 50, four of the UK’s largest Christian churches, representing three quarters of a million members, are inviting their congregations to take part in discussions across the UK to explore what kind of society we should be seeking to create.

     
  • Over 7 million people are at serious risk of starvation in Yemen, and millions more are severely malnourished in Somalia and South Sudan. Chronic food insecurity across these nations has led to the grim reality that a huge number of people are at serious risk of dying of hunger.

     
  • More than 10 million people in East Africa and Yemen are facing starvation and famine: “Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease,” said Stephen O’Brien, UN Humanitarian chief at a meeting of the UN Security Council last Friday.

     
  • The Director of Girls’ Brigade Ministries and Girls’ Brigade England & Wales, Ruth Gilson, has announced that she'll be stepping down from her role at the end of August 2017 - to prepare for ordained ministry in the Methodist Church.

     
  • Mental health and the pressures of school life are among the topics that young Methodists have told the Church they would like support and guidance with.

     
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