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Pope Francis faces chaotic backlash in Myanmar if he even mentions Rohingya

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:51pm
Pope Francis is being warned that even mentioning the Rohingya in his upcoming visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh will unleash a backlash from nationalist groups.

Weinsteins at Westminster? It's time for the Church to start being offensive

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:20pm
It's really easy to join in the chorus of condemnation at the predatory behaviour exhibited by powerful people in Hollywood and Westminster.

As Nepal becomes the latest country to restrict religious freedom, prayer is the answer

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:00pm
Nepal is better known for Mount Everest than religious repression, but now joins a dubious roll call of nations which includes Pakistan and India, all of which have laws restricting the individual's right to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression.

Pope Francis' confession: I fall asleep while praying

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:57am
Pope Francis has confessed to falling asleep while praying.

Reformation 500 stunt as rebel priests call Church 'corrupt' in declarations pinned to St Paul's Cathedral door

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:18am
Priests claiming to be modern-day Martin Luthers have pinned a declaration to St Paul's Cathedral's doors warning the Church of England is 'corrupt' and in 'crisis' because of its softening stance on same-sex relationships.

Weinstein, Spacey and the hypocrisy of the current moral panic

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:53am
Human beings need to be redeemed from the abuse of power and the effects of the perversion of the good gifts that God has given us.

The miracle of the Balfour Declaration: 100 years on, Israel is a flourishing democracy

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:32am
The modern State of Israel is the best-integrated country in the world, with minority groups thriving at every level and in every walk of life. And this couldn't have happened without the Balfour Declaration

'Terrible revolution': Police remove protesting Catholics from Brussels Reformation service

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:00am
A group of dissenting Catholics were removed by police from Brussels cathedral on Saturday after invading an ecumenical Protestant-Catholic commemoration of the Reformation. The group condemned the Reformation as heretical, a 'terrible revolution' and a 'tragedy for Christian society'.

Free Speech? Jerry Falwell bans Christian protester from Liberty University campus

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:43am
Christian pastor and author Jonathan Martin was expelled from Liberty University campus after planning to hold a prayer vigil protesting against the evangelical institution's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Terror in New York: Christian leaders urge prayer after 'senseless violence'

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:39am
The suspect left a note saying he carried out the attack in the name of the militant Islamic State group.

UK police 'investigating 7 women's sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:10pm
British police are investigating allegations of sexual assault against the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported this afternoon.

Hillsong's Carl Lentz on card games and Bible studies with Justin Bieber

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:04pm
Hillsong 'pastor to the stars' Carl Lentz has opened up about his high-profile, spiritual friendship to pop-sensation Justin Bieber.

Reformation 500: Archbishop urges Church to reform 'again and again' amid 'political pressures'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:46pm
The Archbishop of Canterbury is urging the Church to undergo another Reformation if it is to flourish amid 'political pressures' and 'the ferocity of sinful power-seeking' today.

Evangelical Steve Chalke calls for 'new Reformation' with 95 theses 'for the 21st century'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:25pm
Influential UK evangelical Steve Chalke is calling for a 'new Reformation' 500 years after Martin Luther's 95 theses ushered in the first. He told Christian Today that his proposed reform is not about division, but about debate.

Ahead of Netanyahu's UK visit, Theresa May urged to raise 'corrosive occupation' of Palestinian territory

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:15pm
Ahead of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's five day visit to the UK which begins tomorrow, Amnesty International is urging the Prime Minister, Theresa May to raise human rights issues among Palestinians — including in Gaza.

Why the forbidden fruit in Genesis is probably not the apple

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 2:15pm
It appears that people confused the word malum which means 'evil' with the word malum, pronounced differently, which means 'apple' and somehow conflated the two different meanings in the vernacular.

In defence of Thought for the Day: why Britain needs the BBC's religious slot more than ever

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 1:55pm
Shots have been fired at the religious slot 'Thought for the Day', featured on Radio 4's Today programme. The 'sermon' segment has been called 'inappropriate' and 'deeply boring'. But society needs its unique platform now more than ever.

'Radical Reformation': The hidden Anabaptist revolution and its message for struggling Western churches

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:05am
Stephen Coxen looks at the alternative stream to the Reformation - Anabaptism - and how it paves a way forward for Christians today

Rowan Williams: Repentance is appropriate after sins of the Protestant Reformation

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:30am
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that 'repentance' is an 'appropriate' way of looking back on the Protestant Reformation, the 500th anniversary of which is celebrated today.

Crackdown on fixed-odd betting terminals revealed amid warnings of a 'fudge'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 9:57am
The maximum stake at fixed-odd betting terminals will be cut, and could be lowered to as little as £2, after government ministers admitted the current status quo was 'inappropriate'.