The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year. Churches worldwide will celebrate World Refugee Sunday on June 23.
The working party in charge of studying the implication of the seal in the context of protecting children from abuse did not reach a consensus. The Church of England has been criticised because of this decision.
“Mandatory age verification is a world first, we want the UK to be the safest place to be online”, government says. Measure will come into force in July.
Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with 73% of the votes.“There is still a chance for Ukraine to improve its relations with Russia”, Russian Prime Minister, Dimity Medvedev said.
According to a ComRes survey, only 46% of those who identify with the Christian faith believe in the Easter message. The poll also quizzed people on their views around forgiveness.
“Since 1992, civil marriages have increasingly outnumbered religious marriages”, the Office for National Statistics says. Religious ceremonies now account for less than a quarter of all weddings.
According to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, the perfect Sunday “consists of waking up at 8:30 am to the smell of breakfast, a cuddle and three hours of television”.
Every Thursday, the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom posts a prayer “to ask God for His peace, grace and guidance during a difficult time for our nation”.
A YouGov survey shows that “substantial portions of Western respondents” believe Islam is incompatible with society.
Many are coming to Christ in some of the toughest prisons in this troubled part of the country.
Most administrative prosecutions end in punishment. Many are prosecuted for sharing their faith on the street. “Believers go out to share their faith less often, and give out publications or invitations less openly”.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was the first non-Muslim governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city. His conviction sparked a debate about religious freedom in the country.
Under the decree of autocephaly, the new church’s jurisdiction will be restricted to Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church reacts: “It is the result of political and personal ambitions”.
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
UK Anglican leaders released a statement praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians”. “Reconciliation is central to our future", Justin Welby said in the House of Lords.
Christians in Parliament published a consultation which “seeks to explore how living out Christian faith in UK interacts with public institutions”.
The real first Christmas is not a fairytale or a myth, it is the remarkable launch of a rescue mission that changes human history.
The series of animations aim to train 14-21 year olds in Christian apologetics and focus on the trustworthiness of the Bible.
The Evangelical Alliance UK calls churches to be “a place of welcome and compassion for those who are transgender” while countering “the culture narrative of individualism and deconstruction”.
A rare copy of the first Bible to be printed in English has been auctioned. It is only the fourth copy to appear on the market since the 1970s.
The deal has not been published yet. Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting this Wednesday to discuss it. One of the most contentious issues is the Northern Ireland “backstop”.
The President of the European Parliament invites the family of the Christian woman to Brussels. Antonio Tajani: “Pakistani government must uphold Human Rights commitments”.
The resignation of the Sports Minister has caused a controversy over the influence of the betting industry on the government.
There have been repeated raids on churches by the Luhansk People's Republic. Authorities announced the ban of the “destructive activity of the extremist Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Churches”.
The UK Equalities Office asks citizens how to improve the legal gender recognition process in a public consultation.