The District Public Issues Group
The District Public Issues Group has a threefold purpose:
- Communication | Sharing information between Connexion, District, Churches Together and local churches in an attractive way, without duplication or overload.
- Involvement | Being a link between church and society, by having a presence at civic meetings, lobbying about specific issues as need and opportunity arises.
- Action | Encouraging and facilitating local church activity for social concerns.
At present, the Group is concentrating on themes close to our Cumbria situation
- Conservation/Climate Change/Sustainable Communities - including nuclear fuel and armament issues.
- Poverty in our County
Including themes of Affordable Housing, Child and Youth Poverty and Credit Unions
- The Big Society
With special reference to the Eden Valley Vanguard for the government's Localism Bill.
For more information on these topics and the many other Public Issues which should be our churches' concern see: