Mothers on the march
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.