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  • Peter Pillinger on UK flooding

     
    3:36

    Here's a snippet from Premier Radio's interview with the Revd Peter Pillinger, Chair of the Plymouth and Exeter District, about the UK flooding. Premier's Desmond Busteed asks Peter about how life on the Somerset Levels has been affected by months of stormy weather. Used with kind permission of Premier Media Group.

     
  • Education and Generosity

     
    Education and Generosity18:15

    This month we look at what it means to be generous. At the 2013 Methodist Conference, Media Officer Karen Burke took the opportunity to ask Methodists what being generous meant to them. Karen also interviews Elizabeth Cook, the academic dean at the Latin American Biblical University in Costa Rica, who visited Cliff College and Methodist Church House on a recent visit to the UK.

     
  • Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

     
    Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine17:38

    The President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Ruth Gee, visited Israel and Palestine in December 2013. She travelled with a group of Methodists and representatives from the Jewish communities in Britain, as well as a representative from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The group met with people from both Palestine and Israel, and then reflected on their conversations and experiences. In this special edition podcast, Karen Burke talks to the Revd Ruth Gee about her trip and explores ideas of peacemaking in the Holy Land.

     
  • 2013: President's Christmas Message

     
    2013: President's Christmas Message5:36

    Christmas Message from the President of the Methodist Conference 2013/14, the Revd Ruth Gee.

     
  • Methodist Presidents talk Faith and Politics

     
    Methodist Presidents talk Faith and Politics23:38

    Media Officers Karen Burke and Eve Parker interview high-profile leaders in the Methodist Church. Eve Parker talks to the Revd Ruth Gee, President of the Methodist Conference, about women and Church leadership in the run-up to the 40th anniversary of women into the presbyterate. She also speaks to Linda Crossley about the work of Methodist Women in Britain and her role as their President. And Karen Burke catches up with Dr Daleep Mukarji, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, following his address on social justice to the 2013 Methodist Conference.

     
  • Street children and hopes for the future

     
    Street children and hopes for the future18:42

    In this edition, Karen Burke hears the issues on the agenda for the Methodist Youth President of 2013-14, Tamara Wray. Eve Parker finds out more about Methodist Women in Britain and George Luke learns how Dieudonné Nahimana's experience as a street child is informing his work with street children today. Note: We apologise for the sound problems on this podcast.

     
  • Equality, Diversity and Spirituality

     
    Equality, Diversity and Spirituality21:30

    In this edition, Eve Parker will be talking to Revd Katei Kirby about Belonging Together, a three year project promoting and celebrating ethnic inclusion across the Methodist Church. Eve will also be talking to Roy Crowder, Partnership Coordinator for Europe, about the role of women and young people in the Church.

     
  • Bangladesh: The Real Cost of Clothing

     
    Bangladesh: The Real Cost of Clothing11:26

    In this edition, Eve Parker will be interviewing Steve Pearce, Partnership Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific. Steve will be talking about the social realities for garment workers in Bangladesh, and describing the ways in which the Church of Bangladesh has worked hard in helping the victims of the Savar Tragedy in Dhaka. Steve will also be discussing the upcoming launch event that takes place on September 5th organised by the UK Church group for Bangladesh.

     
  • From South Africa to Bolivia: Education in Context

     
    From South Africa to Bolivia: Education in Context18:15

    In this edition, we hear from Megan Baxter, Executive Director of the TEE College in South Africa. Megan discusses how education by extension enables diverse and inclusive theological training. Eve Parker also talks to Sandra Lopez, Partnership Coordinator for the Americas and the Caribbean, about her recent visit to Bolivia.

     
  • Pastoral Address by the President of Conference

     
    30" 03'

    Revd Mark Wakelin, President of the Methodist Conference 2012-13 addresses the Presbyteral Session of the Conference

     
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