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Jo Evans

Jo joined the Evangelical Alliance in October 2020, fresh to London after five years in Devon. Having grown up in Dubai, Jo moved to the UK to study English and Film at Exeter, before spending two years as an assistant youth worker for her church. She is passionate about equipping young people to enter the conversations their peers are having about contemporary issues, and ultimately speak of Jesus. Jo loves the beach, but can now be found squealing at deer in Richmond park. She is passionate about music, art and food and is married to a Welshman.

Job creation: our Christian witness

1 March 2021When it’s not us, it’s easy to say the right thing, offer prayer, shake our head at the situation and yet stay personally uninvolved. But we cannot stay uninvolved – this is not God’s nature, and it’s not how He’d want His people to act. It is right that we mourn with those who have lost jobs, those who seem to be on a never-ending hunt for employment. It is right that we pray with and for them too. Much like Nehemiah, who when told God’s people were in “trouble and disgrace”, initially…

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Open Doors UK World Watch List 2021: a proactive and prayerful response

20 January 2021Some of the facts revealed in this year’s report This year, for the first time ever, all top 50 countries score levels of at least very high persecution, while the top 12 score extreme levels of persecution;there was a 60 per cent increase over the previous year in the number of Christians killed for their faith. More than nine out of 10 of the global total of 4,761 deaths were in Africa;persecution of Christians around the world has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with followers…

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The Ockenden Review

15 December 2020The review, chaired by senior midwife Donna Ockenden, uncovered a pattern of repeated serious harm to mothers and babies. The report looked into 250 cases – out of nearly 2,000 identified between 2000-2019 – and has called for urgent and sweeping changes to improve safety in maternity services for the trust and across England. Here are some of the report’s key findings: Lack of kindness and compassion The review found the “lack of kindness and compassion” displayed by members of the maternity…

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COVID-19, unemployment and our response

25 November 2020Redundancies are at their highest level in eight years, the rate of unemployment is the highest it has been in three years, and the Government's Job Retention Scheme is committed to last only until the end of March 2021. At the Evangelical Alliance we want to both face up to the realities of the current state our country is in and seek the wisdom and will of God as we strive to bring hope and practical responses to that picture, glorifying Jesus as we do so. What is the current picture? These…

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Councils and faith communities working together during the pandemic

18 November 2020Keeping the Faith seeks to provide comprehensive analysis of how local authorities and faith-based groups and organisations have been working in partnership in the light of the ongoing pandemic. The Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, in partnership with the APPG on Faith and Society, in July and August invited all 408 local authorities to respond to a survey which set out to examine the variety and quantity of collaboration between faith-based organisations and…

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New government safeguarding guidance: Keeping Children Safe

28 October 2020Keeping Children Safe consolidates all legislation and best practice that has come before from the government and informs safeguarding in churches and other faith-based organisations. For this reason, Paul Harrison of Christian Safeguarding Services (CSS), states this guidance will be a "significant reference point for those seeking to keep children safe". The guidance arrives as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse continues and displays the Government’s proactive desire to change…

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