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31 July 2017

Best of the Alliance: July 2017

Another month has passed and the Alliance has been as busy as ever. Catch up with everything you might have missed during July... 


One People Commission chat about issues facing the migrant Church in the UK
We ran a series of videos during July focusing on the work of the One People Commission and looking at some of the issues that face migrant churches throughout the UK, including gun and knife crime and problems finding and keeping property. 
Steve Yemi video


Friday Night Theology: Dr Who special 
With the big news that the new Dr Who will take female form for the first time ever, Chine McDonald reflected in Friday Night Theology that this isn't the first time an expected hero turned up in unexpected form. Read The Time Lord and the Lord of Time here
Dr Who


We've got some ideas for tacking extremism 
As the government continues to consider ways of battling terrorism, the Alliance's advocacy team offered up four ideas for tackling extremism than are better than the proposed extremism commission. Read their thoughts, including promoting religious literacy and fostering good disagreement, and sign up for Everything Advocacy here
Everything Advocacy


Gavin Calver chats all things mission, summer and Church on Facebook live 
Gavin Calver, the Alliance's director of mission, is out and about this summer at various events and festivals. He chatted with our communications coordinator Alexandra about why unity is so good for the Church and gave some ideas for using summer as an opportunity to share Jesus with family, friends and neighbours. 
Alex and Gav


Emma Scrivener shares her story 
Lots of you have been moved by Emma's story, as shared in the latest edition of idea magazine: I'm 39 years old. I grew up in Belfast. I'm the eldest of three children. I'm married with a daughter and a cat. I like crosswords, but not cryptic ones. I watch too much TV. I've been a Christian for more than 20 years. And I've a long history of struggles with my mental health: life-threatening anorexia as a child and as an adult; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); anxiety; depression; self-harm.  
Emma Scrivener