December 17, 2015
- The 1st of January 2016 will mark 5 years since the Alexandria bombing. This attack on the Christian Coptic church took place as worshippers were leaving church after a New Year’s Eve service.
- At COP21 in Paris earlier this month, after weeks of intense negotiations, we saw the first ever global climate change deal signed between 196 countries.
- It’s estimated that globally one in three women are affected by domestic and sexual abuse. Baroness Scotland said that: “If this was a disease, there would a massive outcry and response”. In the UK an average of two women are killed each week by their partner or former partner.
- Christians from across Scotland gathered in the Highlands on St Andrew’s Day to discuss a Christian Ethical Response to the Scottish Government’s Land Reform Bill that is being debated for the first time in the Holyrood chamber this week.
- Pastor James McConnell is being tried in Belfast for sending a grossly offensive message when a sermon in which he called Islam “heathen” and “satanic” was streamed on the internet
- A short debate was held recently in the Senedd on the topic of Welsh pentecostalism: why Wales should do more to celebrate its rich pentecostal heritage.
December 16, 2015
- Steve Clifford's Christmas message for 2015. May you have a joyful and restful Christmas time.
December 15, 2015
- This year we have witnessed a flood of refugees pouring north through Europe, seeking sanctuary from war, political and religious persecution and lives of misery. Some will have left everything behind and only taken with them what they could carry.
- How can Christian healthcare workers be salt, light and yeast within a system that is close to being broken?
December 14, 2015
- The Church of England and leading Christian charities have hailed this weekend’s settlement on climate change as historic after countries agreed to keep global warming to below two degrees.