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Can football grounds be sacred places?
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:51:19 BST
As the controversy over Norwich Cathedral installing a helter-skelter and Rochester Cathedral hosting a crazy golf course rumbles on, I've been wondering whether only religious buildings can be sacred.
Archbishop of Canterbury backs building of divisive Holocaust memorial next to Parliament
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:48:40 BST
Plans for a Holocaust memorial to be built next to the Houses of Parliament have received the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby.
Google is blacklisting Christian and conservative websites, whistleblower reveals
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:50:25 BST
Christian Today is among the websites a list of conservative media outlets allegedly blacklisted by Google to keep them down in the search results.
Shane Claiborne on guns, love and why he wants a new Christian narrative
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:42:19 BST
"Perfect love casts out fear. This is a moment in history when we have to decide will we stand on the side of love or on the side of fear," says the Christian author and activist.
Gimmicks might catch the attention, but education puts down roots that will last
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:22:44 BST
Not surprisingly, the helter skelter and other 'gimmicks' have raised some debates around the sacredness of church buildings
Joy for Pakistani Christian brothers who were living in fear of deportation from Scotland
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:17:49 BST
Two Pakistani Christian brothers are celebrating after the Home Office approved their family's application for asylum following a high profile Church of Scotland campaign.
World Evangelical Alliance global initiative to promote Bible reading
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:45:34 BST
Throughout next year, evangelical Christians and churches worldwide will be working to promote a deeper engagement with the Bible.
More than 15,000 people sign petition demanding reinstatement of bus driver suspended over Pride views
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:28:19 BST
Thousands of people have signed a petition on CitizenGo calling for the reinstatement of a Norwich bus driver after he allegedly refused to drive a bus endorsing local Pride events.
Ashers bakery faces new legal challenge in 'gay cake' cake
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:35:58 BST
A Christian-owned bakery in Belfast is being taken back to court in a legal challenge to the UK Supreme Court's ruling that it did not discriminate against a gay customer by refusing his cake order.
How faith in God changes even the minute details of our life
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:23:00 BST
A lot has changed since I finished my five-month Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). Everything from my relationship with God, to my friendships, to the way I brush my teeth.
In Malawi, a sewing school is giving women their independence
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:50:38 BST
This year, 20 women have already graduated with the skills needed to have their own textiles business, and manage their own household and finances.
How should Christians respond to the crisis in Kashmir?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:39:25 BST
The last thing the region needs is another war, especially when both nations have nuclear weapons.
A modern twist on the medieval gargoyle at Gloucester Cathedral pays homage to generations of miners
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:55:49 BST
Built to last for hundreds of years, a new gargoyle is being prepared for Gloucester Cathedral as part of a £500,000 restoration project.
Justin Bieber asks his 117m Instagram followers what would happen if they trusted in Jesus
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:18:49 BST
Justin Bieber loves to share his life on Instagram but he also loves to use the popular photo-sharing platform to tell his 117 million followers about Jesus.
One ton boost for food banks as more families rely on emergency parcels to survive the summer
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:19:22 BST
Food banks have been given a major boost at a critical time as Christian charity the Trussell Trust warns that more families are depending on emergency food parcels to stave off hunger over the extended summer break.
A 'forest church' helps Christians connect with nature - and non-Christians connect with the church
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:33:45 BST
A rural Lancashire church is tapping into the area's natural beauty to help people connect with nature while at the same time establishing relationships with people who might never step foot inside a church building.
Mexican priest kidnapped while saving Cuban migrants from abduction
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:02:47 BST
A priest in Mexico has been kidnapped while protecting Cuban migrants from an attempted abduction ifrom a migrant shelter in the north-east of the country.
Race, racism and the conversation the Church needs to be having
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:25:52 BST
There might be diversity but is there real integration and inclusivity? That is much harder to measure, says Ben Lindsay, pastor and author of the new book from SPCK Publishing, 'We Need To Talk About Race'.
How to hear God's voice when life's fallen apart
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:22:02 BST
A cancer diagnosis is awful enough, but I'd lost my sister to this ravaging disease just six weeks before and my mom six years before that.
Hong Kong crisis reflects religious freedom struggle in mainland China - Release International
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:59:18 BST
The escalating crisis in Hong Kong is a reflection of the "desperate cry for freedom in mainland China", Release International has said.