Christians in Government’s first national conference in the north of England was held in Leeds. It was a great opportunity to network and also to give space to considering how we are doing and what the Lord is calling us to do going forwards. The first speaker was Ben Assifuah, the co-leader of the Quarry House Christian group in Leeds who called us to sacrifice ourselves to accomplish God’s purposes, whether that means sleep, television or whatever may be hindering us from doing what is most necessary. He also spoke of the need for wisdom and encouraged us not to miss the opportunity to be the candle in the dark wherever we are. The second speaker, Michael Romagnoli, who has just left the NHS was
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There were some interesting figures in a blog from the Deputy Director of Corporate Services at No 10, Helen Lederer, in January this year. She was writing about about diversity data in the Cabinet Office: “68% have recorded their faith and religious belief, 12% from a religious minority (5% for SCS), 38% Christian (48% SCS) and 50% with none (47% SCS)”. So, as with some other big issues, people in my department divide roughly half-and-half
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An invitation to host prayer meetings during Thy Kingdom Come, 30 May – 9 June; and join us 7-8pm, Parliament Square, Thursday 6 June. Queues lining Westminster Abbey to pray ______________________________ If we believe in the God of the Bible, who describes Himself as the God who hears and has answered our personal prayers, surely we can believe that prayer can change a nation. Indeed, history is full of prayer movements shaping nations.  Before the fall of the Iron curtain,
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Ministers, civil servants and ambassadors gathered to reflect and also to celebrate the events that took place 2000 years ago but which have such an enormous significance today. The four reflections were provided by John Kirkby CBE, founder of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), who centred on what Jesus is doing today through CAP. Reaching over 23,000 people every year, CAP releases thousands from the misery of debt and poverty, with many putting their faith in
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Around 70 of us, mostly civil servants, gathered at the Ministry of Justice on Saturday 2 March for our National Conference.  It was a brilliant opportunity to come together with colleagues from across government to share fellowship, plenty of food, to worship together and to listen to some top class speakers.   After a spirit-filled time of worship, led by our own Alan Bowden from the DfE, our opening speaker was Dr Krish Kandiah, who
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