June 13, 2014
- The Evangelical Alliance has warmly welcomed comments made by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, last week at two Alliance-sponsored events, at which he affirmed the value of Christians in tackling justice issues in Scotland.
- Virtually ignored by the media, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has quietly issued a statement marking a small but significant shift in the direction of acknowledging that likely causes of homosexuality are “a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors.”
- With the stand-off at Twaddell Avenue in Ardoyne North Belfast still ongoing, David Smyth imagines if, drawing from the Christian values of grace, humility, generosity, loving your neighbour and your enemy, the loyal orders invited the republican residents to walk with them.
- 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.