Union President’s Easter Message

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Only the love of God can cleanse the world of the poisonous hatred manifested at its most horrific in the use of chemical weapons, said Glyn Williams, President of the Union of Welsh Independents in his Easter message. “Although chemical weapons are banned under the Geneva Protocol, chemicals like Sarin are still being used to kill… Read more »

Reacting to Article 50

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In response to the triggering of Article 50, a Working Party that represents Christian churches and denominations that are members of Cytûn: Churches Together in Wales has announced a list of principles which they say should be the foundation of the UK’s negotiating stance. These include protecting the status and rights of children and young… Read more »

New Year’s Message

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FAILED FOOTBALL MANAGERS POCKET MILLIONS, WHILE CARE WORKERS GET PEANUTS. Paying sacked football managers millions of pounds in compensation, while essential workers like carers struggle on low wages, is a dismal reflection on society’s values, says the Revd Jill-Hailey Harries, Vice-president of the Union of Welsh Independent Churches, in her New Year’s Message.  “Thousands of… Read more »

Urgent Grants Scheme

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The National Churches Trust wants to help churches address small problems before they turn into large repairs. Under a proactive maintenance approach, a grant of £1,000-£2,500 from the Trust will allow interventions to address small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs, costing between £2,000 to £10,000, before a major building component fails. LISTED places of worship… Read more »

Chapels and the language revival

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The Union’s desire to contribute towards the Welsh Government’s aim of ensuring that a million people speak Welsh by 2050 has been welcomed by Meri Huws, the Welsh language Commissioner. In many communities, where the shop and post office, the pub and the school has closed, the local Welsh chapel may be the only public building… Read more »