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av Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs | Publicerades 4/22/2021

Back to the original duo this week, as reverends Tom and Jamie discuss ALL the big stuff. We start with a conversation about Boris Johnson's most recent tedious doom-mongering. Is he a "floundering buffoon", a puppet or something even more sinister?We talk vaccines and vaccine passports. Tony Blair has said that we need even more "publicity" in order to "confront vaccine hesitancy". And our vaccine passport letter bears fruit as we go national and become the news! All links at the end of the show notes.In Ireland, Christianity is now functionally illegal and finally some (Roman) church leaders have decided to speak up to a certain degree.We feature the Lament to Action report coming from the CofE, which is of course "deeply institutionally racist". The report outlines the measures that are going to be taken to correct this ostensible reality.Finally, we end with a deeply moving email of the week from a dear listener.We  encourage listeners to write to your MPs and tell them that we will not put up with any vaccine passports. Please also submit evidence to the cross-parliamentary commission that has been set up - https://committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/438/covid-19-vaccine-certification/ - even if it just to summarise the contents of our letter - https://vaccinepassportletter.wordpress.com.Thanks so much to all of our new Patreons! Your support is literally overwhelming and it will help us to do so much more. If you would like to join our Patreon community, please go to https://www.patreon.com/irreverend. You can support us starting from £3 a month.If you would like to listen to our sermons, please have a look at our sister podcast, Irreverend: Sermon Audio at https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.com! Please email irreverendpod@gmail.com. Please also follow us on Twitter @irreverendpod, find our YouTube channel if you prefer video and rate and review us on iTunes!Media Links for our Vaccine Passport Letter:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/17/1000-vicars-vow-defy-vaccine-passport-plans-churches/https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56781724https://www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/uprooted-and-overlooked/open-letter-from-faith-leadershttps://www.spectator.co.uk/article/an-open-letter-from-christian-leaders-concerning-vaccine-passportshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/church-vaccine-passports-boris-johnson-b1833036.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/17/uk-church-leaders-warn-against-dangerous-vaccine-passport-planshttps://www.christiantoday.com/article/nearly.1000.church.leaders.sign.letter.opposing.vaccine.passports/136656.htmhttps://unherd.com/thepost/church-leaders-vaccine-passports-would-be-un-christian/ https://soundcloud.com/user-215812931/rev-dr-william-ju-p

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Are you wondering how a Christian should respond to current events? What are we to think about a world that appears to be going absolutely mad? How are we to discern the signs of the times? In this podcast, featuring The Reverend Thomas Pelham, The Reverend Daniel French, The Reverend Doctor J.A. Franklin and the occasional guest, we attempt to give some answers. Email us at irreverendpod@gmail.com and follow us on Twitter @IrreverendPod. We also have a youtube channel which can be found by searching Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs!If you would like to support the show, which can be done from £3 per month, you can join our Patreon community. Please go to www.patreon.com/irreverend!