October 31, 2014
- An alarm app called iCukoo, released this week, allows you to donate to charity as a penalty for hitting the snooze button. This triggered my reflection on the nature of our contemporary neighbourly concern. The general pattern seems to be the use of something trivial, entertaining, self-serving or self-promoting to raise awareness and money for charities.
- Nicky Waters is the fundraising project manager at the Alliance.
- For many Christians today is seen as one of the darkest nights of the year. Evil is glorified and often seen as just a bit of harmless fun. Zombies, ghost and bloodied characters roam the streets and often engage in door knocking, seeking out sweet treats to take home. Shrieks and screams can be heard throughout the night amongst much laughter and giggling.
- A new horror film is set to bring a controversial Christian message to secular film-goers. Produced by Affirm Films, a division of Sony Pictures, The Remaining is a faith-based horror.
October 30, 2014
- Stephen Hammersley, CBE, will be the new chief executive of the Pilgrims’ Friend Society.
October 29, 2014
- Churches across the UK are joining the Movember challenge by growing a moustache during the month of November to raise money for men’s health charities.
- An estimated 350,000 people have learnt about Ebola and measures to prevent it through the Church in Sierra Leone.
October 28, 2014
- An award-winning stand-up comic, Paul Kerensa, has teamed up with the Christian communications network ChurchAds to raise awareness of the true meaning of Christmas.
October 27, 2014
- Christian organisations in the UK are coming together to launch a year of prayer and fasting for the climate at special services across the country on 1 November 2014.
- A new publication from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, compiled with the assistance of Christian Aid and All We Can: Methodist Relief and Development, is helping churches relate real world economic problems to biblical teachings.