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The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers, of the Ecclesiastical Household in Scotland, said the selfie culture was “narcissism gone wild”, and said following Jesus was about “taking up a cross rather than a selfie stick.”Dr Chalmers said that last summer he and his wife had visited the Pantheon in...
Pupils at Whitehall Primary School in Chingford, Essex, have also been told to sing edited versions of two modern hymns when they attend a carol service and nativity at a nearby church on Tuesday.One mother of children at the school, Margarita said: “I picked my children up at the...
The rapper said he wanted to "cry so bad" when his in-ear monitors blew twice during his historic set, and that he was certain it would be the end of his career.The chart-topper, who was the first black British solo artist to headline the music event, revealed that his...
Six years on since the conflict started in South Sudan on 15th December 2013, life has become even more difficult due to the climate emergency in some of the country’s most vulnerable and remote areas, according to Christian charity Tearfund. Assessments carried out in Twic East, Jonglei State - where...
The Everyday Faith campaign aims to help people live out their Christian faith wherever they may be, emphasising how much even the smallest and most routine aspects of our working lives – both paid and unpaid - matter to God and make a difference to others.The three-week programme starting on...
The streets of Salisbury were illuminated at the eighth procession on Thursday as part of the city’s Christmas celebrations.The Cathedral’s Dean, Reverend Canon Nicholas Charles Papadopulos and the Mayor of Salisbury John Walsh led the procession with the Dolphin Marching Band, who performed some festive music.  ...
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives secured a comfortable majority in the Commons to take forward their Brexit agenda. Despite the focus on Brexit during the election, there were other important campaign promises by the parties, some of which, like abortion, were of special concern to Christians.  ...
Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a four-hour recovery mission on Friday, with two further bodies still to be recovered.“Today was all about returning them to their loved ones,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a media conference in Whakatane, the mainland coastal town where about...
Christian charity the Trussell Trust said that it has seen a surge in drop offs in food donations since Boris Johnson and the Conservatives won a landslide victory to stay inside Number 10 after winning with a 78 majority.The charity is urging the government to take action to help...
Analysis by PoliMonitor, a political technology company, showed that candidates received abuse or insulting remarks in 16.5 per cent of mentions or replies about them on Twitter, that's about one in six tweets.The research analysed 139,564 tweets sent on November 11 2019 which either mentioned or replied to the...
Actors playing Mary and Joseph arrived by donkey in a bid to "birth" the Christmas message of "healing and hope" to the nation by bringing it to the doors of parliament.Bringing peace and prayer to Parliament square today #GeneralElection2019 @WintershallPlay @rcwestminster@dioceseoflondon @BBCNews @SkyNewsBreak @KleeCharlotte @premierradio@biblesociety@_interfaith_@bishopangaelos pic.twitter.com/nDMljTiI52— Wintershall Play (@WintershallPlay)...
The party won 48 seats after securing 45 per cent of the vote, 8.1 per cent more than in the last general election in 2017, when it won 35 seats.The Church of Scotland Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council said: "This general election...
The Charity Commission said it has opened an inquiry into SPAC Nation to probe financial and safeguarding concerns.The commission, which describes the London church as a charity set up to "advance Christianity" that works particularly with young people, has ordered it to bank all cash while the investigation takes...
The cathedral enlisted the help of the local community to donate 500 bottles for the tree.Look at this beautiful tree - could you believe it's made of all the plastic bottles you have been donating?! @jachapotgieter has well and truly worked his magic✨Our Christmas Tree Festival opens from...
A group of armed men thought to be from the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab ambushed a bus travelling from Nairobi to Mandera on 6th December, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).Militants reportedly separated the 56 passengers on board into groups of local Muslims and non-local Christians.The victims were then...
Nearly half of Jewish young people in America have been the victims of anti-Semitic acts in the last five years. Think about that fact for a moment. More than a third have experienced such hatred on a college campus or know someone who has. Today, 88 percent of Jewish Americans...
Permit quotas for Palestinian Christians in Gaza were published by the Israeli military unit of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) on Thursday.The occupied West bank and Israel, where many family members and significant religious sites are located will be off limits to Gazan Christians over...
Lichfield Cathedral said the famous Parisian landmark will be illuminated across the building "as an act of solidarity" and to raise awareness of the fragility of all our cathedrals".The central piece of the artwork will be projected throughout the nave covering the floor, walls and ceilings, and will be...
The Conservatives have won their biggest majority since the 1980s, whilst Labour has had its worst election performance since 1935.In a statement responding to the election outcome, Gavin Calver, EA CEO, said: "I am hopeful for the future of the United Kingdom as we head into 2020.  ...
Podcast Episode #597 SUBSCRIBE:iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify We hear more and more about attendance frequency becoming a pain point for many churches. After over a decade of having this conversation, Thom and Sam discuss the one key reason many churches...
The Prime Minister was set to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace with a comfortable majority after gambling on a snap election and winning big.In his victory speech after retaining his own seat, he claimed a "powerful new mandate to get Brexit done" as his party headed for its...
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