On 21 July 2021, Rev Ross Rennie joined David Clews, Lead Correspondent of Unity News Network, David Kurten, Leader of the Heritage Party, Piers Corbyn, campaigner, political activist and scientist, and other supporters of No More Lockdowns in a protest against vaccine passports, vaccination of children and other draconian Covid-19 policies of the UK government.
Protesters toured central London on an open-top bus, made speeches outside the Houses of Parliament and draped banners over Westminster Bridge.
As many of you may know or may not know, since the military coup that has been backed by China, the situation in Myanmar has become very grave. Many people have been killed, imprisoned and many are starving and we have even heard today with the present Covid-19 pandemic there are no medicines, no oxygen available to those who oppose this illegal regime. International NGOs have been muted. If they speak out against the military junta, if they are nationals they are arrested. If they are expatriates they are exiled. The clampdown is absolutely draconian and in some parts of Myanmar bordering on genocide. The US, Great Britain and Europe look on as the slaughter continues.
It is time, my brothers and sisters, that we sought the Lord of peace, Jesus Christ, and we got down on our knees and prayed. If there are others out there who feel as passionately as we do for our brothers and sisters and the people of Myanmar, please contact us. We are setting up an emergency appeal. We can guarantee with integrity that whatever money is raised we have a means of getting this to the people on the ground. Remember these are the body of Christ operating within the country. Do not be like the Levite or the Pharisee who walked the man on the road but be good Samaritans and show the love of Christ as John says in 1 John 3:17:
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
As the apostle James said, faith without works is dead.
So I am sending out this appeal for relief aid for Myanmar. If there are other organisations that wish to speak to us please contact us as we stand together with our suffering brothers and sisters in Myanmar.
Rev Ross Rennie
You can donate by sending funds to this bank account:
Bank: TSB Bank plc
Sort code: 30-96-33
Account number: 00004322
Account name: Reverend R Rennie
Reference: Myanmar Relief
A holistic programme to preach good news to the poor
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19
To preach the gospel message of forgiveness of sins and the free gift of eternal life through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
To distribute Bibles.
To pray for the sick to be healed.
To improve the standard of education of young women and girls who have been denied access to school.
To help the poor and disadvantaged escape from poverty.
A vehicle in which the Zinda Calisia team can travel from Lahore to numerous villages in the province of Punjab.
Bibles for distribution.
Funds for the immediate relief of poverty until people can be helped into employment or small businesses.
How You Can Help
for the outreach team: Dr Qaiser, Pastor John Paul and members of their church;
for the people with whom they will share the gospel and whom they will help practically;
for the Lord’s provision of funds.
Our first target is US$4,000 to purchase the vehicle shown. Please contact us if the Lord is leading you to support this project.
Labour Behind the Label has launched a campaign calling on fashion retailer boohoo to publish their supply chain and tell the public about the working conditions and wages behind their low-cost clothing.
Labour Behind the Label report:
boohoo sells dresses for as little as £4, a price that is too good to be true. With prices this low it is unlikely that the workers making their clothes will have fair wages and be free from exploitation. boohoo won’t tell us which factories produce their clothes, so the human cost behind the price tag remains hidden.
Whilst shoppers pay low prices for boohoo clothing, workers who make the clothes feel the real cost. boohoo produces numerous small batches of clothes and sells them quickly online, before ramping up production of popular lines. This quick turnaround means that around half of boohoo’s production takes place in UK garment factories, many in Leicester, minimising transportation times. The National Living Wage in the UK is £8.21 per hour, whilst the Living Wage Foundation sets it as £9 per hour. How can boohoo pay workers a fair wage for making a dress which is sold for only £4?
Exposés by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Daily Mirror have found that workers in UK garment factories are regularly paid less than half the minimum wage. Research by the Ethical Trading Initiative and the University of Leicester have found that it’s common for workers in Leicester to be paid illegal wages.
As well as the UK, boohoo’s top sourcing countries include China, India and Turkey. Without knowing which factories boohoo source from, pay and conditions for boohoo’s workers are cloaked in secrecy. We do however know that the norm for workers throughout the global garment industry is poverty pay, unsafe working conditions, and excessive overtime.