South Bedfordshire Circuit


Public Issues


Methodists care about society and the wider world that we live in. Current affairs and public issues are important areas of work for the Methodist Church. By engaging with politics and society, we live out our calling to love and hope.

Here you can read public policy statements from the Methodist Conference on issues of social justice, learn about current work areas, and how you can get involved in campaigns.


Please click here for the January 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the March 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the April 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the June 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the July 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the September 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter

Please click here for the October 2018 issue of Praxis - the Joint Public Issues Newsletter


Please click here for the 2018 Public Issues Calendar




Oil Drilling in National Parks

A Greenpeace investigation just found that companies are already licensed to drill in nearly 180,000 acres of national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and sites of special scientific interest.

They haven’t started yet, but if we don’t do something, it’s only a matter of time.


These places are protected for a reason, and there’s no way oil companies should be anywhere near them.


You can sign the petition here:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/acid-drilling-ty

Or read the full story at
https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2018/03/15/home-counties-shale-oil-acid-drilling-balcombe/ 

This campaign wouldn’t have been possible without Greenpeace’s professional investigators. They spend months carefully following leads and analysing data, uncovering threats to our world and giving us the knowledge we need to take them on. You can read the full story of our oil drilling investigation here.


Community Cycle Parking Scheme

Churches in Harlington, Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis may be eligible for free cycle parking. 

Good cycle parking helps prevent bikes being stolen or damaged and it tells the world that your church is doing its bit to encourage greener forms of transport.

Please click for more information.