June 13, 2014
- With recent heart-wrenching stories of persecution in Sudan and Nigeria, the launch of the new Freedom Declared website by the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief is timely.
June 12, 2014
- Our public policy officer discusses the details of last week's Queen's Speech, particularly focusing on the Modern Slavery Bill.
June 11, 2014
- On the threshold of the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a gambling advertisement in the City AM newspaper has prompted an official complaint by the Evangelical Alliance over the virtual disfigurement of Brazil's national symbol - Christ the Redeemer statute.
June 10, 2014
- Two thirds of people surveyed said they feel awkward when they speak to disabled people. Disabled people are asked to take part in a survey to help churches be inclusive.
- The Christian Golf Society (CGS) has announced a new partnership for CGS National Church Golf Cup 2014. Alliance member, Christian Vision for Men (CVM), is joining with them to encourage more churches than ever before to stage outreach golf daysthis year.
- Confronted with statistics and the reality of declining rates of Bible reading, leaders are looking for answers. Biblica’s research has shown that much of the problem stems from only reading the Bible in fragments, out of context and in isolation. Community Bible Experience turns this on its head. It’s about the whole story, read in context and shared in community.
- A new report released yesterday by Oxfam, Church Action On Poverty and The Trussell Trust entitled Below the Breadline shows that food banks and food aid charities gave more than 20 million meals last year to people in Britain who could not afford to feed themselves – a 44 per cent increase on the previous 12 months.
June 9, 2014
- Over the past year, from appeals alone, supporters like you have raised a wonderful £56,856 to support three of the Alliance’s most vital initiatives: threads, the One People Commission and Public Leadership.
June 7, 2014
- An overwhelming majority of British men shy away from applying to become foster dads because they think they’ll be rejected. But the church-based organisation Home for Good says that this fear is unfounded, and is appealing to Christian men to step forward this Father’s Day.
June 6, 2014
- Seventy years ago today more than 150,000 men took to the shores of Normandy in France. They landed at beaches named, Utah Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Wind threw the landing crafts off course, and gunfire rained down as the allied troops advanced.