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  • Conversations with a Christian cartoonist & Methodist Youth president

     
    Conversations with a Christian cartoonist & Methodist Youth president17:20

    In this edition we bring you reflections from the outgoing Methodist Youth President and an idea of what it’s like to be a cartoonist at the Church Times. Anna Drew speaks to the cartoonist Dave Walker about his work. You can also hear what Tamara Wray thought of her year as Methodist Youth President in conversation with Karen Burke.

     
  • Gambling: Sin, Vice or Legitimate Leisure Activity?

     
    51:31

    Gambling: Sin, Vice or Legitimate Leisure Activity? Challenges for thoughtful Christians. The Beckly Lecture from the 2014 Methodist Conference, given by Philip Graf CBE, Chair of the Gambling Commission, and Chaired by the Revd Michaela Youngson.

     
  • Ebola outbreak in West Africa

     
    15:45

    Today (2 July) the World Health Organisation has called an emergency meeting of health officials from 11 West African nations to deal with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the region. The Revd Musa Jamawa, former Secretary of the Methodist Conference of Sierra Leone and World Church Partnership Coordinator Olubuma Olayisade speak to Anna Drew about how Sierra Leone has been affected by the outbreak. Please note: some may find the content of this interview upsetting.

     
  • Pastoral Address 2014

     
    Pastoral Address 201434:15

    The Pastoral Address given by the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, at the Prebyteral Session of the 2014 Conference. Please note that a short period of reflection set to music has been edited out of the podcast.

     
  • Bishop of Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Church & Nigeria

     
    Bishop of Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Church & NigeriaDuration unavailable

    Prelate Samuel Uche, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, talked about Nigeria, John Wesley and the terrorist group Boko Haram on a recent visited to Methodist Church House in London. Listen to his interview with editor writer, George Luke.

     
  • Greenford Cafe: Faith in Foodbanks

     
    Greenford Cafe: Faith in Foodbanks16:49

    Over the past few years, the number of foodbanks in the UK has increased dramatically. Ealing Foodbank in West London recently launched Greenford Cafe, which runs out of Greenford Methodist Church once a week. Media Officer Karen Burke visited Greenford Cafe to talk to volunteers about the difference their project is making to the community.

     
  • Foodbanks: Sarah and Simon's Story

     
    Foodbanks: Sarah and Simon's Story12:53

    Simon and Sarah are tenant farmers living in Warwickshire. Due to ill health, they have been in financial trouble for the past few years. Last Christmas, the couple were given a voucher to collect food from a foodbank in their area. In a telephone interview with media officer Karen Burke, Simon and Sarah explained how they ended up using a local foodbank and what impact it has had on their lives.

     
  • The grit in the oyster

     
    05:29

    In her 2014 Easter message, the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, speaks of Mary Magdalene and the many misunderstandings about her story.

     
  • Street Child World Cup

     
    Street Child World Cup10:35

    On 28 March 2014, the Street Child World Cup kicks off in Rio, Brazil. The Street Child World Cup is a global movement for the rights of street children. It's supported by the Amos Trust and the Methodist Church in Britain. Toby Scott, Director of Communications, interviewed Miriam Garnett, a young Methodist who visited Nicaragua to learn about the lives of street children. PLEASE NOTE: Since the time of recording, the address for the Amos Trust has changed. Please be aware that cheques addressed to the Amos Trust should be sent to the following address: The Amos Trust, Parish Church of St Clement Eastcheap, Clements Lane, London, EC4N 7HB.

     
  • Gags, church hopping & atheism

     
    Gags, church hopping & atheism20:31

    Paul Kerensa is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer for TV shows such as Miranda and Not Going Out. He chats with Anna Drew about faith, comedy and atheism.

     
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