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More than just an endorsement...

By Alasdair Roxburgh | 3 May 2011

On Sunday I got to visit Blackpool, the great British seaside resort famous for its tower, donkeys and rock

Our Trace the Tax campaign is building and building - and churches have a central role to play

But I was there on a vital mission, one even more important than sitting on the beach all day eating ice cream.

The Baptist Assembly, which took place in the Lancashire resort this year, is an annual event that brings members of the Baptist Union together to share and learn from each other.

It’s also the place where the Baptist church in Great Britain makes important decisions about how it moves forward.

I was invited to take part in a seminar about our tax justice work prior to the assembly voting on a resolution to endorse our Trace the Tax campaign

And I'm delighted to say they did!

In doing so, the Baptist Union follows in the footsteps of the Church of Scotland.

For us this is incredibly significant backing, every bit as important as the support we’re seeking from our FTSE companies.

The churches have traditionally been among the strongest, most radical opponents to poverty and injustice, playing a key role in campaigns on debt and climate change.

Our Trace the Tax campaign is building and building - and churches have a central role to play once again.

 

Take action!

Act now! Call on David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Nicolas Sarkozy to end tax haven secrecy at this year’s G20.

 

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Alasdair Roxburgh

Alasdair Roxburgh is our churches campaigns manager


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