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'Enough is enough': Head of Church in Jerusalem warns of attempts to drive Christians out of Old City

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 2:38pm
The peace of Jerusalem is being undermined along with open access to the holy Christian sites by a trend in Israeli politics whose outcome, if left unchecked, would be 'catastrophic,' the head of the Church in Holy City has warned.

Was this Christian student really expelled from university for expressing biblical views?

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 2:27pm
A devout Christian who was thrown off his university course after he described homosexuality a sin on Facebook would not have been dismissed if he had engaged with officials rather than launching a campaign, the judge's ruling reveals

Tower Hamlets council rubbishes claims about 'white Christian' girl placed with Muslim foster parents

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:25pm
Allegations made about a 'white Christian' girl placed with Muslim foster parents have been rubbished in a report by the council that made the placement.

More UK cathedrals targeted for Luther-style protest warning Church 'in crisis' over gay relationships

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:57am
A pressure campaign targeting cathedrals around the UK is spreading off the back of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Christian charity Mercy Ships documentary wins top broadcasting award

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:55am
'The Surgery Ship' follows life aboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.

Supernatural wonder in a secular age: What Christians can learn from 'Stranger Things'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:52am
The spooky, nostalgic and thoroughly charming 'Stranger Things' returned to audiences last week, with season two of Netflix's surprise hit airing in time for the Hallowe'en season. Some Christians might be suspicious of horror and drama that delves too far into darkness, but they should be rest assured that this show is nothing to fear. 'Stranger Things' isn't just quality entertainment, but a provocative and spiritually wise fable for a secular age.

Fresh calls to decriminalise abortion to be discussed in Parliament

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:45am
Fresh calls to decriminalise abortion will be discussed in the House of Commons next week as MPs mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Act that first permitted terminations under some circumstances in the UK.

Churches in India ordered to stop worship services amid fresh crackdown

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:30am
Police and officials in the Tamil Nadu state in India have ordered 10 churches to halt worship services, according to Morning Star India.

Former megachurch pastor Perry Noble announces divorce from wife Lucretia

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:27am
Perry Noble, the former leader of NewSpring Church in South Carolina is getting divorced.

Pope Francis is fostering 'confusion' in the Church, says senior Catholic theologian before quitting

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:22am
A senior Franciscan theologian has resigned his role advising US Catholic bishops on doctrine after writing to the Pope over the summer and attacking the 'chronic confusion' of Francis's pontificate.

Rowan Williams and Christian Aid lead charge against banks who profit from 'climate chaos'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:15am
Rowan Williams has urgently questioned the morality of British banks profiting from projects which cause climate change and called for them to shift their investments away from fossil fuels 'that contribute to climate chaos'.

The 'healthy' foods that are actually bad for you

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:58pm
People are making more of an effort to eat healthy nowadays, and many have trained themselves to feast on a salad and water instead of indulging in a big and juicy hamburger with coke.

Church challenged over drag queen competition for LGBTQIA kids

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:56pm
The participants were encouraged to dress up in their best drag costumes, and the church even crowned a drag king and drag queen.

Roman stables in area where Jesus preached are unearthed by family after digging in their garden

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:15pm
Ever wondered about the place where Jesus Christ preached in Israel? Jesus' life has been an object of curiosity and wonder for many people, but a little piece of the mystery was unraveled recently when a family digging in their garden unwittingly discovered complex underground stables believed to be the very place where Jesus shared His message.

Shocking sexual images displayed in full view of children in Toronto subway stations

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:10pm
The photos showing gay men engaging in sexual activities were intended for a public health campaign called #TheSexYouWant.

Church of England urged to face up to sexual harassment in its own ranks

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:05pm
The Church of England is being urged to face up to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in its own ranks and take a lead to tackle the issue.

Ronnie Floyd: Every pastor should pray for New York victims today

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:11pm
'Today every pastor in every church in America must pray for everyone affected by last night's act of terror in New York City.'

House of Lords reform? Let's start with the bishops

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:34pm
Full-blooded defenders of establishment – the status of the Church of England as the official Church of the (English) nation, with a special relationship to the state and special privileges – are few and far between.

The name-game dividing the Church: What makes a Christian 'evangelical'?

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:25pm
'Evangelical' is a divisive label in the Church today. Others are desperate to claim it, others to reject it. But can there be any consensus on hat it really means?

Balfour 100: Senior Church figures lament Britain's 'broken promise' to the Palestinians

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:52pm
A collection of senior Church figures have lamented Britain's 'broken promise' to the Palestinians exactly 100 years after the Declaration which promised both a national home for the Jews but also the protection of 'existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine'.