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Just Life Tip – May 2013

We encourage you to have a really good read of Isaiah 58 and capture God’s heart for the poor, needy and oppressed of this world. The sermons on the 5th and 12th May will be based on this chapter of the Bible. We are delighted to be able to invest the first £5800 of this…

Just Life Tip – April 2013

Shared Interest     Back in February we celebrated FairTrade Fortnight. Now with the new financial year our thoughts turn to matters of finance. Shared Interest is an ethical investment co-operative and the world’s only 100% fair trade lender. Members share their vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance,…

Just Life Tip – March 2013

This week is Climate Week, held to promote ways that people can live and work more sustainably to help combat climate change. There are over 3,200 events registered that will be attended by an estimated half a million people – making it the biggest Climate Week yet. Climate change drastically affects people who are already…

Just Life Tip – December 2012

They are a holiday tradition. They’ve been in made in Halifax, West Yorkshire, since 1936 and are named after a J. M. Barrie play which, coincidentally, was called “Quality Street.”  But lately, maybe you’ve been a bit concerned about all that wrapping – especially the lurid coloured cellophanes and foils. Well you can relax. The…

Just Life Tip – September 2012

This September Compassion believe God is calling them to release 2,000 more children from poverty in Jesus name. It’s an audacious goal, but one they feel can be achieved with our help… if you already sponsor a child then perhaps encourage someone you know, through sharing your experience, to do the same. Compassion’s Child Sponsorship…

Just Life Tip – July/August 2012

Wherever we go on holiday, however we get there, and whatever we do once there, our activities have social, environmental and economic impacts. These impacts are diverse and have the potential to be good as well as bad. Some ways in which we can make a difference include: Pack a couple of cotton shopping bags…

Just Life Tip – June 2012

On these long hot summer days (!) we all know we should be drinking plenty of water but which is best – bottled or tap? Bottled has been branded as ‘healthiest’ but is it? According to an article in The Telegraph in 2010 Bottled water contains more bacteria than tap-water, with some brands found to…

Just Life Tip – May 2012

What’s one step better than recycling? Upcycling! Activia / Shape / Actimel yoghurt pots and empty Kenco refill packs can all be upcycled into new items via Terracycle; see Nicky’s coffee shopping-bag as an example of what can be made. What’s more each pot / pack is worth 2p for charity. Our chosen charity to…

Just Life Tip – April 2012

Consider switching to an ethical bank account… The Cooperative Bank’s ethical policy means that it will not use our money to finance anything unethical including the arms trade; organisations that fail to implement basic labour rights, e.g. avoidance of child labour; organisations that impede access to basic human necessities, e.g. safe drinking water or vital…

Just Life Tip – March 2012

Easter will soon be here! Please consider buying only Fairtrade Easter Eggs this year – look out too for the Real Easter Egg which not only is Fairtrade but also includes an 8-page booklet which tells the Easter story.