The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is a partnership between the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church.
The purpose of JPIT is to help the Churches to work together for peace and justice through listening, learning, praying, speaking and acting on public policy issues.
The work of the team aims to:
- Share the message in words and action that political engagement is integral to Christian discipleship
- Understand what churches need in order to speak and act prophetically and prayerfully on key issues of justice and peace
- Equip, energise, affirm, support and resource our churches, at both local and denominational level, in their engagement with politics and public issues
- Enable our Churches to speak together with a distinctively Christian voice in promoting justice and campaigning on public issues
- Build deeper coalitions and partnerships to further these outcomes locally, regionally, in the nations, and internationally
The video below introduces the work of Joint Public Issues Team:
Our priorities and workplan
Each year the partner denominations in JPIT agree a programme of work priorities. These are currently based upon Six Hopes for society:
Meet the team
The Church of Scotland is an associate partner of JPIT, which means it is represented on the Team and agrees to share information and ideas, and participate in the joint delivery of activity agreed on a project-by-project basis.
How we are governed
The Joint Public Issues Team is governed by a Strategy and Policy Group made up of senior representatives from each of our three denominations. This group meets regularly to oversee the work of the team and to structure our priorities and future work. For more information about each of our Churches’ internal structures and governance arrangements, visit their websites: