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Swindon Churches Action for Justice Group

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This page is dedicated to the campaigns/issues undertaken by Swindon Churches Action for Justice Group SC4J

SC4J is responsible for the production of Grapevine twice a year.  This is a magazine which seeks to highlight particular justice and peace issues, providing information and advice on how to support campaigns.  To view the current edition click on the Grapevine icon above.

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Every year we meet with our two Swindon MPs and the Leader of the Council to discuss local, national and international issues of concern.  This is usually in February and is normally chaired by the current Chair of Swindon Churches Together.  It is good to be able to discuss such issues at length with our Civic Leaders and see where the Church can assist in bringing about better conditions for the lives of communities both here and abroad.

Flame Grilled

         Swindon Churches Together is responsible for Flame FM every 2 or 3 years.  Community radio with a Christian flavour - for more information on this see www.flamefm.co.uk .  As part of this project SCSEG organised Flame Grilled in 2012 - a Question Time style debate chaired by Lee Stone of BBC Wiltshire.  This proved to be so popular that it was repeated in 2014 and again in 2016.  Check out the Flame website for more details.

In addition to these regular items above, SC4J has been in conversation with the SWINDON EQUALITY GROUP (SEG) to highlight the issue of inequality of income between the rich and the poor.  Tom Wilkes, Chair of SEG, spoke at the January 2015 meeting of Swindon Churches and a copy of his presentation can be found here.  You can also read the report of the meeting here which will give you details of actions you can get involved in.

Also, Nestle continues to flex its all powerful muscles and bring misery to many people by draining developing countries groundwater to bottle and sell it.  NestlĂ© is moving into Pakistan and sucking up the local water supply, rendering entire areas uninhabitable in order to sell mineral-enriched water to the upper class as well as people in the US and EU. Meanwhile the poor watch their wells run dry and their children fall ill from dirty water. 

Tell Nestlé: Water is a human right. Stop stealing it from communities around the world.