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October 2020
News > Church news

Affinity calls on the government to relax church lockdown rules

The director of Affinity – a network of about 1,200 churches and Christian agencies across the UK – has written to the government to ask for lockdown restrictions to be relaxed. Graham Nicholls sent the letter to Lord Greenhalgh who is the government minister responsible for regulations regarding churches meeting in the post-lockdown period.…

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September 2020
News > Religious liberty

‘Arbitrary’ limit of 50 worshippers in Scottish churches is ‘not legal’

Churches in Scotland have been told they should not have more than 50 worshippers in their services because of the Covid-19 crisis, but the limit is not legally binding. The Scottish government’s guidance may change, but that is the latest situation at the time this edition of ET went to print. The Scottish government…

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August 2020
News

Church leaders challenge state’s lockdown authority

A group of 25 church leaders — including a former chaplain to the Queen — has filed a legal action to challenge the government’s decision to shut down churches during the Covid-19 crisis. Although the government has since allowed churches to reopen for gathered worship with restrictions in place, the group — supported by…

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August 2020
News > Society

Christian MP ‘furious’ that churches were not loud enough about reopening

Churches should have done more to pressurise the government to reopen places of worship, one Christian MP has said. Derek Thomas, Conservative MP for St Ives, said although he’s happy churches in England were allowed to reopen from 4th July, Christians could have done more to lobby on the issue. ‘I am inwardly furious,’…

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August 2020
News > Society

Scottish government U-turn after criticism over reopening churches

The Scottish government changed its mind last month to allow churches to reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown. Initially, Nicola Sturgeon’s government was going to force churches to remain closed for longer, even though pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen. But following a huge backlash from churchgoers across the country the government in Edinburgh…

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Article

October 1999
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight- Colombia: Churches and Context

Roman Catholicism came to this part of South America during the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest. Evangelical Protestantism only began to make noticeable inroads after the 1840s. Calvinistic and Presbyterian missionary influences were quite prominent in those small beginnings, with input from both the United States and Britain. Church growth Since the 1950s significant growth has…

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