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February 2020
News > International

‘I won’t be reading ET again’, says President Trump in Twitter error

US President Donald Trump mistakenly tweeted about ET in response to a different evangelical publication welcoming his impeachment. Christianity Today (CT) had published an opinion piece by editor-in-chief Mark Galli calling for President Trump to be removed from office. Trump responded by sending out a tweet saying, ‘No President has done more for the…

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February 2020
News > International

Evangelicals protest against President Trump’s plans to deport young immigrants

On 12 November 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States began hearings on details pertaining to the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Originally put into law by former President Barack Obama in 2012, current President Donald Trump has furiously sought to eradicate the program as well as many…

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January 2020
News > Church news

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cardiff induction

On Saturday 5 October, a packed congregation witnessed the induction of Paul Whiteley as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cardiff. Paul Whiteley had previously been the pastor of Penyrheol Evangelical Church, near Swansea. A history of the call to the pastorate was given, emphasising how God had graciously kept the church over four…

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January 2020
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Anglican church in Devon says no to yoga

Efforts to hire a C of E church hall in Barnstaple for yoga classes were blocked by the parish office of St Mary’s Church in Pilton, Devon. Yoga is an increasingly popular practice in the UK. Over 400,000 people attend classes each week. The exercises focus on posture, breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga stems…

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January 2020
News > Conferences

Gaulby Festival of Grace: ‘A closer walk with God’

The twentieth Gaulby Festival of Grace was held in September at Countesthorpe Baptist Church in Leicestershire. Around sixty people attended the day conference under the theme: ‘A closer walk with God’. Kevin Bidwell outlined the work of Sheffield Presbyterian Church. Their vision is to promote confessional Presbyterianism in Sheffield. They have planted churches in…

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January 2020
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Wilberforce Academy aims to equip a generation of leaders in public life

Christian Concern recently hosted its 10th Wilberforce Academy. Sixty students and young professionals attended the five-day training course in Oxford. It aimed to equip them to become the next generation of leaders in public life – culture-makers who remain faithful to the gospel. It is clear that Western culture repeatedly rejects biblical truth, said…

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January 2020
News > Conferences

From confusion to clarity in the modern evangelical scene

October is the time when russet-coloured leaves detach themselves and waft gently to the ground. Yes, but for me (and a fair few others), it is the time of year when we journey to Warrington for the annual ‘God’s Glory, Our Joy’ conference. Themed ‘From Confusion to Clarity’, the speakers were Stephen Rees (Pastor…

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January 2020
News > Church news

‘Britain’s only hope: the gospel’

Cultural Marxism, abortion and evolution were some of the pressing issues faced by Christians which were addressed in this conference. It was held in October at Penn Free Methodist Church in Buckinghamshire. David Carson spoke on ‘The state of the nation and the only remedy’. He referred to the great influence of the 1920s…

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January 2020
News > International > Persecution

Nigeria: Baroness Cox reports on massacres

After a fact-finding mission to Nigeria, British parliamentarian Baroness Cox has reported that extremists in northern and middle belt Nigerian states have killed thousands of Christians. She stated that armed Fulani militants are targeting Christian communities in an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing policy. Baroness Cox, who is a patron of advocacy organisation Barnabas Fund,…

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January 2020
News > International > Persecution

Global: Christian women facing rising violence

Governments across the world have been urged to do more to protect women, who are the most at-risk group when it comes to religious persecution. According to ADF International, women face kidnapping, slavery, rape and death because of their religious affiliation, and are often presented as easy targets. Speaking on the International Day for…

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January 2020
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Albania: Churches help after earthquake

Evangelical Christians from Albanian churches turned out in force to help victims of recent large earthquakes. The first earthquake struck on 26 November and measured 6.4 on the Richter scale. It was followed by smaller quakes, which hindered relief efforts. The death toll is believed to be at 51, with more than 1,400 buildings…

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January 2020
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China: religious persecution still rising

China’s growing detention camps and persistent unease in Hong Kong following 2019’s violent democracy protests are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, religious advocacy organisation Release International has claimed. In a statement, Release International said recent events, such as the revelation of brainwashing camps set up on the mainland, highlighted the rising levels of…

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