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Devon Council makes Saint Boniface the official Patron Saint of Devon
Sat, 25 May 2019 08:39:32 BST
Devon County Council has voted to make St Boniface the Patron Saint of Devon.
After May's resignation, nation's leaders 'must focus on what unites us'
Sat, 25 May 2019 08:22:48 BST
The Church of England bishop charged with coordinating the work of the Lords Spiritual in Parliament has called for political leaders to work on unity following Theresa May's resignation announcement.
Prime Ministers come and go but God's faithfulness remains
Sat, 25 May 2019 07:09:32 BST
Psalm 46 is a hymn of praise and assurance that God is with us now and we can be completely confident about the future even when Prime Ministers resign and Brexit chaos abounds.
Go West: is the American Church the answer to the UK Church's problems?
Sat, 25 May 2019 07:04:26 BST
We need to consider how much the UK church is influenced by the US – and how much of that influence is a good or bad thing.
Ultra marathon or gentle pilgrimage - which one is more worthy of sponsoring?
Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:33 BST
Only 15 runners have completed the Barkley Marathons in the event's thirty year history. The 100 mile course is one of the most gruelling running events imagined.
Richmond Council taken to court over ban on prayer vigils outside abortion clinics
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:57:49 BST
Richmond Council is being taken to court over a ban that prevents pro-lifers from being able to hold vigils or offer support outside abortion clinics.
Calls for prayers as Theresa May announces resignation
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:30:30 BST
Theresa May has confirmed her resignation for June 7 after a tumultuous three years as the nation's leader.
Christianity in Iraq is 'perilously close to extinction', says Archbishop
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:53:20 BST
An Iraqi Archbishop has pleaded with Britain's Church and political leaders to do more to save the Christian community in Iraq from being wiped out.
Sex-selective abortions fuel violence against women
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:20:08 BST
Decriminalisation would create a society where sex-selective abortion would become more, not less, common.
Dear UK: I would be sorry to see you leave the EU
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:10:38 BST
The voice of fear says "put bigger locks on your house, build bigger walls, close your borders." The voice of love on the other hand says, "open your doors, tear down walls and build bridges, and let's do this together!"
Falling student numbers could see Theology and Religious Studies disappear from universities, report warns
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:52:46 BST
The British Academy has warned that theology and religious studies could "disappear" from universities after a study found that the number of students taking the subjects has halved.
After landslide win for Modi, India's Christians fear increasing marginalisation
Thu, 23 May 2019 17:19:06 BST
Narendra Modi has promised a "bright future" for India after a landslide election win for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party, but Christians are fearing difficult times ahead.
Home school register will limit religious freedom, warns Evangelical Alliance
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:09:40 BST
The Evangelical Alliance is calling upon the Government to abandon proposals to regulate homeschooling across England.
The Church of England's transgender guidance should be withdrawn
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:43:55 BST
We remain concerned about what seems to us to be ill-considered use of the Bible in the guidance, as well as the apparent influence upon it of highly contested gender ideology.
Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics hold talks with Church of England bishops over transgender guidance
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:35 BST
The organisers of an open letter signed by 3,000 clergy and lay members of the Church of England opposing recent transgender guidance have met with bishops to raise their concerns.
'If we abstain, can we complain?' say faith leaders as Brits cast vote in European elections
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:27:32 BST
"We did not expect these European elections. But, no matter how briefly those elected will sit in the European Parliament, we should all take part."
UK must end throw-away culture to beat plastic crisis - Tearfund
Thu, 23 May 2019 09:41:24 BST
The Government's ban on straws and cotton buds is a "positive step" in tackling the world's plastic crisis but more needs to be done to end the throwaway culture underpinning it, Tearfund has warned.
Is it worth crying over thrown milkshakes?
Thu, 23 May 2019 08:45:47 BST
There are some people I'd never vote for and I'd actively campaign against their ideology, but I wouldn't throw a milkshake
Christian asylum seeker facing deportation is released from detention centre
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:52:39 BST
A Pakistani Christian who was detained by immigration officials and told he was facing imminent deportation from the UK has been unexpectedly released.
Bishop, politicians welcome plans to scrap £30k salary requirement for EU migrants
Wed, 22 May 2019 17:06:57 BST
The Bishop of Durham has joined politicians in welcoming reports that the Home Secretary is to scrap plans requiring EU migrants to earn £30k.