Moth­ers on the march

The Church of England - - NEWS -

At 11am on Satur­day 13 April, Lon­don Moth­ers are march­ing in op­po­si­tion to the ‘eco­nomic hard­ship be­ing forced upon them by the government’s de­ci­sion to make low in­come moth­ers the prime tar­get for cuts’. The march is or­gan­ised by Tax­pay­ers Against Poverty with the sup­port of the Haringey Trades Coun­cil, the Angli­can, Methodist and Ro­man Catholic Churches among oth­ers. “Moth­ers claim­ing ben­e­fits suf­fer for their chil­dren. They go with­out food to feed them and strug­gle with the mis­ery of rent, coun­cil tax and util­ity ar­rears. The coali­tion has added to their fi­nan­cial hard­ship. There is noth­ing fair about the cur­rent wel­fare poli­cies,” said the Rev Paul Ni­col­son, one of the or­gan­is­ers. Bi­ble by the Beach speak­ers named This year’s Bi­ble By The Beach con­ven­tion will hear from Emma Scrivener, who re­cently wrote “A New Name - Grace and Heal­ing for Anorexia” speak­ing on the theme of “True Iden­tity in Christ” along with her hus­band Glen, an or­dained Church of Eng­land min­is­ter and He­len Ro­se­veare - who sur­vived rape and vi­o­lence dur­ing the Con­golese Civil War in the 1960s when work­ing as a med­i­cal mis­sion­ary - will be shar­ing some­thing of her faith as she looks back over nearly seven decades of ac­tive Chris­tian dis­ci­ple­ship.

Other topics in­clude “A Bi­b­li­cal Ap­proach to En­vi­ron­men­tal Is­sues” with Ruth Va­le­rio, from Rev­e­la­tion Church in Chichester, and John Stevens, first na­tional di­rec­tor of the Fed­er­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Evan­gel­i­cal Churches, who tack­les “The Chal­lenge of Con­tem­po­rary Bri­tain”.

Bi­ble By The Beach is en­joy­ing in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity in the south of Eng­land for Bi­ble teach­ing, mu­sic and in­spi­ra­tion, at­tract­ing church­go­ers from across a wide area.

The theme for 2013 is an of­ten-ne­glected area be­lief at the heart of the Chris­tian faith - the sec­ond coming of Christ, and will take place at The Congress The­atre and Win­ter Gar­dens in East­bourne, over the 3-6 May week­end.

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