Welcome to CSM Renewal 2007

Welcome to CSM Renewal 2007. This blog is for members of the Christian Socialist Movement who are interested in renewing and changing CSM. In Proverbs it says: "Where there is no vision the people perish" (Prov 29:18). We fear that CSM is perishing from lack of vision, and we need to renew CSM: - Prayerfully restore CSM’s values and objects to the heart of everything it does; - Actively be the prophetic conscience of the Labour Party and a prophetic voice to the churches; - Boldly take a stand against the religious right and campaign to make poverty, social justice and the environment mainstream Christian issues; - Sustainably ensure CSM’s financial security without accepting sponsorship from organisations that compromise our values; - Immediately make CSM fit for purpose and the organisation more democratic, accountable and Christian. Find out more about our new vision for CSM below, and if you like it sign up to CSM Renewal 2007.

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Elections show strong mandate for Renewal and Change

The results of the CSM executive elections show a strong mandate for Renewal and Change, with many Renewal and Change candidates being elected in key positions.

Alun Michael MP was elected as Chair.
Helen Dennis and Kerron Cross were elected as Vice Chairs
Chris Ostrowski was elected as Treasurer
Angela Cheyne, Jonathan Cox, Fred Grindrod and James Walters were elected as ordinary members of the executive.
Richard Robinson, Matthew Rhodes and Allan Davies were elected as National Regional Representatives.

We wish to thank everyone who supported us and campaigned on behalf of Renewal and Change. We now ask everyone - not just those who were elected - to join us in the huge challenge of renewing and changing CSM.

We hope to launch our Year of Renewal consultation soon and we would really appreciate your participation in that process. There is a huge challenge ahead and we would value your prayers.

Blessings,

CSM Renewal and Change Team 2007.

1 comment:

Simon said...

Hi I am a CSM member and am interested in what you have to offer. I did not vote for you as I didnt receive any ballot papers (probably more to do with the London postal service than CSM) but can I ask how you would describe yourselves in theologoical/ church terms?

Would you say you were low church, high church, liberal or evangelical?

Where do you stand in terms of the importance of the bible?

What churches do you attend on Sundays - happy clappy/ traditional/ progressive?

And on more pratcial matters if you are going to reject sponsors on ethical grounds how are you going to pay for events?