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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We are very delighted to announce that Christians Against Poverty (CAP) will be Christians in Government’s charity of the year 2019. CAP is a national poverty relief charity. The charity has over 600 centres across the UK, each run by a local church where CAP works with clients who are trapped in a world of debt and poverty. As well as their Debt Centres, CAPs Job Clubs, Release Groups and Life Skills training, helps to
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Like many hidden treasures, this artefact was discovered by chance. During an office tidy-up, colleagues in Communications Directorate came across an old book in a cupboard. Musty and dog-eared, its yellowing pages showed its age.    Written in fountain pen inside the cover were the words ‘Civil Service Christian Union HM Office of Works Branch’. The book turned out to be the record of annual meetings of the group, beginning in 1924. As such it
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On the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice, members of CIG joined Defence Christians at a very moving ‘Service of Prayer and Remembrance for the Armed Forces’, held at St. Margaret’s Westminster on  Thursday 8th November 2018. Now in its 14th year, the service is jointly organised by the Armed Forces Chaplaincies and Armed Forces Christian Union and has become part of the rhythm of Remembrance.   It follows shortly after the opening of the Field of Remembrance, which sees the grounds outside
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Christians in Government is grateful to have the support of some fantastic people, and Jonathan Aitken is one of them. Jonathan is a former Cabinet Minister and prisoner, and most of all a wonderful source of wisdom and support to us on our Advisory Board. So we asked him to share some encouragement for our members.First of all, could you share how you became a Christian?Twenty years ago if you’d asked me the question, I
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