An invitation to pray for our nation, 1pm, Thursday 31 October, Parliament Square Christians in Government have recently been contacted by William, whose story has inspired us. Three weeks ago, William was troubled by the recent turmoil and anger surrounding political events, when he had a vision. The vision was of angry people outside and inside Parliament, but behind it was someone walking with a cross, which seemed to change the spiritual atmosphere. So William
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Over the years Christians have responded to Christ’s call to visit those in prison (Matthew 25 verses 31-46). Reformers such as John Howard and Elizabeth Fry did much to alleviate the appalling prison conditions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Christians influenced 19th century prison legislation which provided for individual cells instead of dormitories and for the appointment of three members of staff – governor, doctor and chaplain. A more recent initiative is Prisons Week
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In this time of both uncertainty and significance for our nation, Christians in Government believe that Christians can play an important role in being prepared and joining in prayer, across the UK, for the UK. This is not about politics, but all about seeking God.  Our prayer is: –       For our future.    We are praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done’ for our government and nation.  As the Bible says, we may not know what to do, but our eyes can be on God
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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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