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Historical

April 2020
Articles > Historical

SASRA ‘peace2020’ initiative: The war in Europe ends

Our third article of excerpts from SASRA in the Second World War concern the end of the war and continuing need of Christian witness to the Army and RAF. An account from a SASRA Rest Room on the first VE day: VE-DAY found us prepared — The Union Jack fluttered from our top window…

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Historical

February 2020
Articles > Historical

SASRA ‘peace2020’ initiative: Responding to conscription

On 8 May this year, Britain will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe.  SASRA (Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association) is marking this anniversary with the ‘peace2020’ initiative. This includes: a daily devotional (‘40 Days to Peace’); a pack to help churches organise…

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News

July 2019
News > Mission

SASRA remembers D-Day scripture readers

D-Day commemorations have also honoured the 10 Army Scripture Readers (ASRs) who were deployed alongside the Allied troops 75 years ago. According to the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association (SASRA), notes found in the archives revealed the names of the 10 men who joined the 24,000 British, Canadian and American troops landing in…

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Historical

August 2017
Articles > Historical

The surprising story of David Michell (3)

Continued from The surprising story of David Michel (2) ‘One wintry day in February, I was with our little group … when we saw Eric [Liddell] walking under the trees … As usual he was smiling.’ ‘As he talked with us, we knew nothing of the pain he was hiding, and he knew nothing…

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Historical

September 1999
Articles > Historical

Fire and Water

On 1 August 1937, five hundred people assembled for the opening of the newly-built Peking Christian Tabernacle. The threat of Japanese troops gathering outside the city could not stop the congregation attending the church’s dedication service. Peking, once known as ‘the market place of the world’s ideas’, was now a sleepy city. But within…

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Article

July 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > Germany

Missionary spotlight – Germany

It is probably true to say that throughout the twentieth century the majority of Germans have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached. In August 1887, C. H. Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel that ‘Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers’. What happened in Germany between 1517, the year Martin Luther…

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