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Whitehall Easter Service with Christians Against Poverty

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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Christians Against Poverty awarded CIG Charity of the Year!

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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The Oldest Department for Transport Staff Network

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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Defence Christians Remember

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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Interview with Jonathan Aitken

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

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Interview with Tim Cross

Earlier this year, I caught up with Major General Tim Cross to explore how he embraced the new beginnings and the challenges in the British Army. What can we learn from his account as a Christian in the workplace? Interview Can you give an example of some ‘new beginnings’ you encountered during your time in service at the British Army? “There were many disengagements, fresh starts and new projects in the 43 years I served

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