LETTER FROM A MINISTER

The pulpit exchange in the Newport Pagnell churches on Sunday 7th
February gave both clergy and congregations an opportunity to meet
each other, hear new voices and be challenged by different thinking.
And I used this quote in the worship at the Methodist Church where I
preached, ‘I wanted to ask God why he allows poverty, famine and
injustice in the world when he could do something about it...but I am
afraid he may ask me the same question.’

On the same day I visited the mosque in Milton Keynes as part of the
‘Visit my Mosque’ event run countrywide. The welcome I received was
open and genuine. We were given tours of the mosque, there was
information about what being a Muslim is all about and there were
even demonstrations by some of the young women on how to wear a
hijab, and they took ‘selfies’!

If we learn more about those alongside whom we live, we learn more
about ourselves. Christ went out of his way to welcome all. And to
challenge people to live well together, to work together and seek
change if there was injustice, struggle or suffering.

If we learn more about those alongside whom we live, we learn more
about ourselves. Christ went out of his way to welcome all. And to
challenge people to live well together, to work together and seek
change if there was injustice, struggle or suffering. 

Revd Jenny Mills
United Reformed Church