March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
- When the prophet Mohammed rode into Mecca, returning from a period of time in Medina, he brought with him an army of 10,000 soldiers — a show power and force that Muslims believe was blessed by Allah.
- More and more people are just one unexpected bill away from facing bare cupboards, say End Hunger Fast. Today, on Ash Wednesday, the Government face a huge and growing call to take action on welfare, wages and food markets in the 2014 budget from the campaign.
- Christian leaders share their ideas for how to transform your community this Lent.
- The Evangelical Alliance, which represents two million evangelical Christians across the UK, has announced its support for the No More Page 3 campaign which is asking The Sun newspaper to remove its topless page three model.
- Psalm reflection from our director of prayer Fred Drummond
- Young adult environmental activists will play an important role in the Central Pacific Conference's climate change event March 7-9.
- The United Church of Christ, in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Assocation, challenged everyone on March 4 to March Forth for justice. March Forth, the first annual, day-long campaign – is the first step in permanently raising awareness of a wide range of justice issues every March 4. In communities across the country, on the steps of a Colorado courthouse, and in local congregations, people made public witnesses for justice.
March 4, 2014
- 1) On Earth Peace co-sponsors new Stop Recruiting Kids Campaign. 2) Bethany Seminary announces results of essay contest. 3) Applications are due soon for nursing scholarships. 4) Workbook on physical loss and disability is published in Vietnam. 5) The building of a shared society: The work of one BVS project site in Northern Ireland. 6) Brethren bits
- East Belfast Mission, one of the project sites in Northern Ireland where Brethren Volunteer Service workers are placed, was in the news early this year when a peacebuilding event it hosted was met with violent protests. Here, BVS volunteer Megan Miller explains the groundbreaking work of the mission.