June 22, 2015
- Christians Against Poverty are celebrating the one year anniversary of their service to help people with addictions. CAP Release Groups has already launched 30 new groups around the UK.
- At the Evangelical Alliance we are passionate about unity, and we believe we cannot be truly united unless we represent the UK Church in all its vibrancy. That's why we started the One People Commission - a body of key national leaders committed to celebrating ethnicity while promoting unity.
June 19, 2015
- Jack O'Grady for FNT on Eleanor Hawkins after getting arrested in Malaysia for going au naturel at a sacred spot where the spirits of the local ancestors are believed to reside. Disrespect towards religion raises several questions for Christians: in what sense should we have respect for other faiths, and is it ever appropriate to be deliberately irreverent towards them?
- This week’s video blog looks at the recent news stories around Rachel Dolezal who was accused of misrepresenting her race and Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce.
June 18, 2015
- The Queen has honoured five leading figures in the Christian community as part her Birthday Honours this month, including Andreas Whittam Smith; first church estates commissioner, Simon Hughes; a Liberal Democrat politician, Christina Rees; writer and member of the General Synod, Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Church and Maureen Greaves; a Church Army evangelist.
- Events are taking place in both Wales and Argentina this year to celebrate the establishment of a Welsh-speaking colony 150 years ago in the Chubut region of Patagonia, the southern part of Argentina.
- The story of Bruce Jenner’s journey to become Caitlin Jenner has recently dominated media headlines. Strong reactions for and against have been expressed by groups as disparate as faith groups and feminists, however judging by the burgeoning number of social media followers, the overwhelming response has been supportive.
- There’s never a dull news week in Northern Ireland and the past seven days were no exception. So rather than focus on one area of policy for PQ this month, here’s a brief update across four areas where some strong words have been uttered this week and where we strive to be a distinctive salt and light presence.
- Assisted suicide is back on the table. This time in the House of Commons. Labour MP Rob Marris topped the ballot for private members’ bills and chose to bring forward an Assisted Dying Bill based largely on Lord Falconer’s bill. Falconer’s bill sought to grant physician-assisted suicide for mentally competent terminally ill adults who have six months or less to live. Due to time constraints, Falconer’s bill didn’t complete its passage through the last parliament. The Evangelical Alliance...
- The Mahabba Network, which equips churches and individuals in the UK to love their Muslim neighbours and build communities, tells us more about their work through Ramadan.