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For all you keen IF campaign lovers, I'm sure you've heard that the big IF event is happening on Saturday 8 June! And for all you people who have had their heads in the clouds, here's a blog to enlighten you! SPEAK will be there, so come and join your fellow SPEAKees! Along with other Christian organisations, we'll be having a pre-event service at Westminster Central Hall at 11.30am -12.30pm. After this there'll be time for photos and then we can all head down to the main event at Hyde Park together to do what we do best, SPEAK out!
We are pleased to introduce to you the latest member of the Network Support Team! In a couple of weeks, I shall be heading into the sunset to pursue other projects, but I shall be leaving the task of minding the Network Support Team in the capable hands of Holly Petersen. Read on to find out more about her...
A world free of nuclear weapons, anyone? Yes? Then read what Jo has to say about a planned action coming up soon...
SPEAKers pray during a Day of Action sometime in the noughties
In case you missed Helen's brilliant workshop on Romans 8 at Soundcheck 2013, you can read a bit about her thoughts here...
To get to to grips with the issues behind our new Seeding Change campaign, we need to dig deep into the Scriptures - and work out exactly what God's justice would look like in the global food system. Here Chris from Cardiff SPEAK gives us some thoughts...
Peter was so inspired by the thank you we gave to HMRC Inland Revenue at the Day of Action (for their work tackling tax avoidance), that he wrote an email to Waterstones to thank them for paying their tax.
After the fantastic festive vibe of Soundcheck, we almost feel like April is the SPEAK New Year. And with it comes a host of new opportunities. We're looking for committed, fun-loving, hard-working, justice-loving individuals with bags of initiative, to help take SPEAK on the next stage of its journey...
flower model!
SPEAK is about the grassroots - we don't have a leader, but rather we listen to each other and to God to discern what the right path is. The name for this participatory forum is Flower Model - and we get to meet together in person twice a year, so come along!
Seeding Change!
It's now almost a month since we launched our new campaign, Seeding Change, at Soundcheck weekend. Since the Budget announcements just hours ago, getting involved is now more important than ever, says campaigns officer andy...
Last Monday one person left a Facebook comment asking the Cadbury Creme Egg to go Fairtrade. Others picked up on this, we got the word out, and now so many of us have repeated the action that we're wondering what to do next. Look no further...
One of the SPEAK London group is marking Lent and Fairtrade Fortnight by SPEAKing up for a fair wage for cocoa farmers that make his chocolate! Please join him with some online activism...
The official SPEAK-a-thon guide to the Bardic Bike Tour is here!
seeding change
Here are some new resources to get you started praying and campaigning for Seeding Change!
Wondering what happens when over the weekend?
The Day of Action is a great opportunity to roll up our sleeves, take to the streets and call for God's justice in the world around us...
the budget briefcase!
Download resources to lobby your MP and write to Osborne here!
Only 2 weeks to go until Soundcheck 2013, and if you're thinking of joining us, there's still a few spaces left! It's going to be a wonderful weekend, packed with exciting workshops, wonderful speakers and great opportunities to meet other people from around the SPEAK Network. Read on for the latest details of the lineup...
Have you always wanted to give more time and energy to support the SPEAK network? Do you have ideas, skills and a passion for justice? We are advertising for two key posts on the Network Support Team: A Manager and an Administrator.
tax justice now!
In January 2013 we have a new pray and post card calling for tax justice...!
Photo Credit: Friends of the Earth Netherlands
Today there has just been a landmark ruling against Royal Dutch Shell in a court in the Netherlands - meaning that compensation will finally be paid to those who have lost land and their environment due to oil spills. Here we reprint a Press Release from Friends of the Earth Netherlands...