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All articles & reviews tagged with covid-19

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August 2021
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Hallelujah! Covid-19 worship restrictions are lifted in England

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on places of worship have been lifted in England, but churches have been urged to act cautiously and responsibly as the virus still poses a threat. Speaking in the House of Commons on 5 July, the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there will be ‘no restrictions on communal worship…

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August 2021
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Street preacher to appeal arrest and fine

A street preacher arrested in Sutton for preaching on Easter Sunday last year is to appeal a ruling made by the City of London magistrates’ court. In July, a judge ruled it was right for the police to arrest and fine Andrew Sathiyavan, 46, for breaking Covid regulations by street preaching on Easter Sunday.…

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July 2021
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Devoted to doing good – Christian care homes amid Covid-19

Challenges faced by care homes have featured prominently in news coverage of Covid-19. Fatality figures among residents, recriminations about government policy, as well as the vexed question of visitation rights have often hit the headlines. However, little attention has been given to care home workers and their front-line efforts. Examples abound of remarkable sacrifices,…

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Churches gain public support

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April 2021
Articles > Church news

Churches gain public support

A poll has revealed increased appreciation among non-Christians for the role of UK churches since the Covid-19 pandemic. 2,170 adults were surveyed in February by Savanta ComRes. 25% of those identifying as non-Christians agreed that churches ‘make a positive difference’ compared to just 19% of the same demographic agreeing with the statement three years…

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March 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why churches must gather for corporate worship

Qualifications There are scenarios in which there is a convincing case for churches not gathering, for example because of the severity of the health risk if they do gather or because of the vulnerability of a particular congregation as a whole. There are individuals who should not gather because doing so would be recklessly…

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January 2021
News > International

Canada: Euthanasia for woman who couldn’t face Christmas lockdown

An elderly Canadian woman was euthanised to avoid a second Covid-19 lockdown over the Christmas period, according to news reports. Canadian TV station CTV reported that 90-year old Nancy Russell, who was neither chronically ill nor dying, was allowed to die by elective lethal injection to avoid going through another lockdown. While she was…

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January 2021
News > International

US: Supreme Court blocks limits on worshipers in New York State

The US Supreme Court has ruled against the imposition of ‘severe restrictions’ on public worship in New York State during the Covid-19 pandemic. Governor Cuomo wanted to limit the number of worshippers to as few as ten people in the worst affected regions of the State. But in a 5-4 majority verdict, the court…

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