Politics / 9 posts found

House of Parliament Christians on the Left Mentoring Programme Launch

by Carole Johnson
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I am delighted to be co facilitating this year long Christian mentoring programme of 20 incredible individuals who have political aspirations launched on 15th October 2018. Attended by Stephen Timms MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Rosie Duffield, Alex Cunningham, Marsha De Cordova MP, Eleanor Smith MP and many more who are supporting including last year’s intake. It was an honour to hear the personal journeys achieved in such a short period of time. I am especially looking forward to observing the development of this year’s intake as they also commence their exploration of the political arena…who knows …we could have a budding PM […]

Political Mentorship

by Carole Johnson
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  Christians in Politics Christians on the Left is proud to be part of Christians in Politics (CiPol), an all-party, non-denominational organisation which seeks to encourage and inspire Christians to get involved in politics and public life. While we are passionate about building a better society through involvement in left-sided politics, we recognise that we have many brothers and sisters in Christ who feel called to participate in other parties. We therefore work alongside our colleagues in the Conservative Christian Fellowship and the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum to promote Christian engagement across the political spectrum. » Please visit the Christians in Politics website to read more about the […]

I AM Woman – I AM Mother/ing

by Carole Johnson
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This week has been characterized by loss bereavement due to an unfortunate and fatal knife crime and a community response of love … I observed a family struggle with the untimely loss of a young father brother son cousin and friend and a community respond with love concern and genuine heartfelt care. I saw men stand up and be counted in the deep acknowledgement of their strength of feeling and compassion. It hurts…. We as mothers…say …please..no more… There is an African Proverb  If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate […]

I am Woman – I am EQUAL

by Carole Johnson
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As women we can create a level of incredible change by standing up for equality. Wives are equal to husbands. Sisters are equal to brothers. Different..but ….EQUAL! When half the population is attributed to the female cohort, women’s political participation and leadership globally has only improved by 11 per cent in the last 20 years! In a season characterised  with up front ouvert requests for  women’s EQUAL RIGHTS  and EQUAL PAY (which is absolutely morally correct!). The mood music behind this if we need to spell it out is a serious request for a lot more R E S P E C T!!!! How much […]

Peaches Golding

by Carole Johnson
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Lois Patricia Golding, OBE, commonly known as Peaches Golding, on 22 April 2017 became Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.  Born: 13 December 1953 (age 63), Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States Other name: Peaches Golding Education: Richard J. Reynolds High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Queen has appointed Bristol’s first ever black female Lord Lieutenant. Peaches Golding, formerly the city’s High Sheriff, has also served on the boards of several public bodies and private organisations. Lord Lieutenants focus on promoting civic, voluntary and business activities. She will step into the role when Mary Prior retires […]

Michael Wear Obama Faith Advisor

by Caroler4u
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I joined Michael Wear (former faith advisor to Barack Obama) for an exclusive session with Christians on the Left MPs and Political Mentoring Attendees. In this group setting, we spent the evening with Michael in Westminster, hearing some of his stories from his time in the White House and how Labour can avoid the mistakes of the Democratic Party in America followed by a Q& A session. The event took place Tuesday 28th Feb, Committee Room 18, Houses of Parliament, 6.30pm. Michael was one of the youngest-ever White House staffers. Wear was appointed by the president in 2008 to the Office of Faith-based and […]

Mayor Marvin Rees

by Caroler4u
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The Bristol City Council currently has a Labour majority boasting 37 Labour Councillors they also have a newly elected Labour Mayor Marvin Rees who presides over one of the most ethnically diverse benches Bristol has ever seen, more to follow on this, watch this space for more details. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, took office in May 2016 wanting a city where everyone benefits from success and no-one is left behind; where life chances are not determined by wealth and background; where inequality is challenged and social mobility promoted; where the cultural offer reflects city diversity and enriches the lives […]

Let Your Vote Be Counted and Your Voice Heard?

by Caroler4u
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Not everyone needs to become an elected representative of the people in order to make things happen, but everyone has the responsibility to ensure their voice is heard through their vote. Here is an featured article to encourage civic engagement at its most basic but yet profound level through casting your vote.   Dear Friends of BME’s Too many people from Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities don’t vote, but if we did we could easily decide who wins the election.The facts don’t lie: The PM Theresa May has a parliamentary majority of 12. In 50 of the most marginal […]