22 episodes

Discussion on current events relating to justice and peace from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT).

JPIT is Baptists Together, the Methodist Church of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church working together for peace and justice.

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Discussion on current events relating to justice and peace from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT).

JPIT is Baptists Together, the Methodist Church of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church working together for peace and justice.

    10 Minutes on voting, politics and poverty

    10 Minutes on voting, politics and poverty

    Sienna talks to anti-poverty campaigner Hannah Fremont-Brown on this final episode of our election mini-series. They discuss poverty in the UK and how engagement with candidates and our future MPs can encourage putting the ending of poverty higher up the political agenda of all parties.
    Remember to take your voter ID if you vote at a polling station next week!
    Further reading and action:
    JPIT's elections resources
    Let's End Poverty
    Accepted forms of ID – Electoral Commission
    Find us on:
    X/Twitter x.com/publicissues
    Instagram instagram.com/public.issues
    Facebook facebook.com/jointpublicissues
    YouTube youtube.com/publicissues
    Find out more at https://jpit.uk/ 

    • 11 min
    10 Minutes on voting with hope

    10 Minutes on voting with hope

    Sienna talks to Emma Nash, a Baptist minister and member of the Methodist Mission Team on voting, the local church, mission, marginalisation and hope in politics. Emma shares how her work and ministry influence why she votes, especially from the perspective of churches in marginalised communities. She makes the case that hope is an action that Christians are called to practice.
    Further reading and action:
    JPIT's elections resources
    JPIT's hustings resources
    Apply for a voter authority certificate (if you don't have other suitable photo id, deadline 26 June at 5pm for 4 July general election)
    Find us on:
    X/Twitter x.com/publicissues
    Instagram instagram.com/public.issues
    Facebook facebook.com/jointpublicissues
    YouTube youtube.com/publicissues
    Find out more at https://jpit.uk/ 

    • 9 min
    10 Minutes on voting and suffrage

    10 Minutes on voting and suffrage

    Sienna and Annie discuss universal suffrage, politics and gender equality and being a mosquito.
    Huge leaps forwards in gender equality in the UK have been made in the almost 100 years since all women were allowed to vote. However, the gender pay gap remains stubbornly at 8%, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions and in politics, and violence against women remains widespread in society. What next for gender justice in the UK?
     
    Further reading and action:
    The View from a Cupboard in Parliament – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk)
    Elections – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk)
    Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
    Apply for a postal vote (www.gov.uk)
    Find us on:* X/Twitter x.com/publicissues* Instagram instagram.com/public.issues* Facebook facebook.com/jointpublicissues* YouTube youtube.com/publicissuesFind out more at https://jpit.uk/ 

    • 11 min
    10 Minutes on voting and equality

    10 Minutes on voting and equality

    Do we vote for the benefit of others as well as ourselves? Can a 15-year gap in life expectancy between the wealthiest and poorest be addressed through elections? Sienna talks to Bevan Powell, Director of Inclusion for the Methodist Connexional Team, about being an architect of change and how political engagement by people of faith might help create a more equal future for all.
    Further reading and action:
    Register to vote (www.gov.uk)
    Apply for a postal vote (www.gov.uk)
    Elections – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk)
    What do you want to see in a General Election manifesto? – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk) 
    Find us on:* X/Twitter x.com/publicissues* Instagram instagram.com/public.issues* Facebook facebook.com/jointpublicissues* YouTube youtube.com/publicissuesFind out more at https://jpit.uk/ 

    • 13 min
    10 Minutes on first-time voters

    10 Minutes on first-time voters

    With around 4 million people able to vote in a General Election for the first time in 2024, how can we help young people to engage and make their voices heard? Roo talks to Maya, Youth Assembly Moderator Elect for the United Reformed Church, about her attitude to voting and politics, and what changes she thinks would help young people to get more in touch with our electoral system.
    UPDATE: Maya has now actually managed to register to vote in UK elections! :D
    Further reading and action:
    The View from a Cupboard in Parliament – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk)
    Elections – Joint Public Issues Team (jpit.uk)
    Register to vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
    Apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (if you don't have photo ID)
     
    Find us on:* X/Twitter x.com/publicissues* Instagram instagram.com/public.issues* Facebook facebook.com/jointpublicissues* YouTube youtube.com/publicissuesFind out more at https://jpit.uk/ 

    • 11 min
    10 Minutes on the General Election

    10 Minutes on the General Election

    A General Election has been called! How should churches and Christians engage? Join Simeon and Sienna as they talk about our call to ‘Love, Pray and Vote’, some of the issues we want to see on the election agenda, and how churches can be part of the democratic process through voter registration and holding hustings.

    Further reading/resources:
    https://jpit.uk/election
    https://www.voterchampion.org.uk/
    https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    Find us on:
    * twitter.com/publicissues
    * instagram.com/public.issues
    * facebook.com/jointpublicissues
    * youtube.com/publicissues
    Find out more at https://jpit.uk/

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Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

annika orm ,

Top notch

Love this podcast - always has thought provoking content !

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A really thoughtful listen for anyone interested in Christianity and politics

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