What is Hope 2008 ?
Hope 08 states:
“By the end of November 2007 churches and Christians in over 1080 villages towns or cities across the UK had registered to express interest in taking part in HOPE 2008 initiatives in their community.
We expect these numbers to continue to rise whilst those who have registered will be finalising their plans. We have already heard many encouraging stories from locations across the UK of people being trained and even employed to facilitate the mission which our churches are going to engage in during 2008 and beyond.”
Quote“Consequently, Hope08’s Board of Reference reads like an ecumenical Who’s Who and includes Dr Rowan Williams, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor and Rev David Coffey, alongside MPs Stephen Timms, Caroline Spelman and Steve Webb, representing the three main political parties.”
(Added comment: The Fact is Hope 08 is merely an exercise in Interfaith and Ecumenism, it is estimated that well over 2,000 churches have committed to this interfaith ecumenical project including Catholic Churches, Anglican churches, even to the point of involving Moslems.
By engaging in this churches are prostituting themselves and teaching another gospel, as the Scripture says, “which is no gospel.” So many are on a diet of Sugar and few really know what is behind it. They are harbouring a delusion having their ears tickled, the majority having no interest in sound biblical instruction.
When this fails, what else will they bring to further defile the body of Christ?)
The Vision of Hope 2008
Churches across the United Kingdom are constantly at work serving and communicating with 58 Million residents and many visitors to the United Kingdom. ‘Hope’ proposes to support this work, by facilitating intensified, united, focused prayer and a year of activities, communicating the Gospel through words and actions, creating a lasting legacy of both physical and spiritual change in the lives of communities and individuals.
(Added comment: This will lead the UK to a one world religion view that all faiths can serve a common purpose, this is a gospel that is not in accordance with the Bible but is another gospel.)
Supporting Local Churches
across the UK in their commitment to serve and witness to their communities Encouraging Collaboration between churches and agencies in reaching out to their communities.
What dose Collaboration mean ?
(Added comment: The term Collaboration is a business term in fact it is often used in psychology, according to psychologists collaboration means to partner for a common goal to overlook fundamental, and irreconcilable differences, working together and accepting each others differences for the sake of a common goal. It also means that there  is a structured, recursive process where two or more people work together toward a common goal.
Typically an intellectual endeavour that is creative in nature by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. “collaboration” implies more or less equal partners who work together  the online Britannica says “to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force”, for example Islam is an enemy of the Cross and yet we, the so-called body of Christ, want to co-operate with our enemies. Islam is a occupying force.
The Qu’ran speaks of Christians, here are some Suras from the Quran, Sura 9:30 – Quote “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they!”
Quran 9:5 “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”.
The fact of the matter is Islam teaches killing, bloodshed and conquest in the furtherance of Islamic interests. Any involvement by Moslems is to try to convert Christians to their perverse faith, their prophet known as Muhammad and to their demon god they call Allah.)
Resourcing and Training
local churches to develop their ability to engage with their communities on a long-term basis. Impacting Individuals and Communities with the Gospel through words and actions during 2008.
(Added comment: Christians need to relies the world hates Jesus Christ, there is nothing we can do that will change that, yet we are willing to become friends with the world.
James 4:4 KJV “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
The Emerging Church
 Creating Church in the Emerging Culture
If you’re thinking about mission and possibility of starting a new expression of church you may be feeling a mixture of excitement and anticipation. Alongside this, the reality check kicks in as you realise how hard it is to start something new.
ReSource trains people with a vision to engage in mission within the emerging culture. It’s a yearlong course helping you develop and apply skills for your context and reflect creatively on the outcomes. Resource will:
• Equip you to create church in the emerging culture
•Develop mission strategies for your specific context
•Explore and apply skills in leadership and discipleship
•Develop your capacity for spiritual and personal growth
The year is based around the 5 ReSource weekends held in different locations around the country. These include training, coaching, worship and teaching. New for 2007/8 is an accredited training option.
“So many of the radical ideas are coming from the younger leaders who currently don’t have the training, skills or clout to bring their dreams into reality. That’s where ReSource comes in. I feel like if God gives me a vision now I’ve got the basic strategy tools as well as relationships with wise old heads to go for it.”
The Goverment Support.
 Why Government support is so welcome
The support for HOPE by a major Government department such as DCLG is a great accolade for all who plan to take an active part in initiatives as part of HOPE during 2008.
One of the additional benefits is that this should give us greater confidence to approach Local Government agencies (particularly at a Borough, District, County or Unitary level) in our villages, towns and cities for assistance as we make our plans.
In some cases there may be funding available for activities that provide practical benefit to our communities.
In others we may wish to obtain support as we plan public events in our locality.
HOPE receives Government approval
“I consider HOPE 2008 to be a valued partner of Government and a true example of what can be
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Parmjit Dhanda MP – Cohesion Minister
Department for Communities and Local Government
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