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All articles & reviews tagged with lockdown

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August 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Who has ultimate authority over the church? A debate we need to have

Covid-19 is more than the outbreak of a virus, more than a public health crisis, more even than a global pandemic. Its effects extend far beyond the realms of medicine; it has come and shaken the whole world radically, perhaps like nothing has since 1945. Covid-19 is a powerful catalyst which has accelerated momentous…

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August 2020
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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 > Mission

Beach missions will go online this summer

Missions may have cancelled summer camps and beach events due to the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, but if children cannot come to the camps, the camps can come to the children — at least virtually. United Beach Missions (UBM) have created a programme of online events for young people. Tim Howlett, executive officer of UBM,…

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August 2020
News > Society

Caring for Life innovates under lockdown

‘Hands on’ support of vulnerable people characterises the ministry of Caring For Life, but the lockdown has compelled the charity to adapt and innovate. The charity’s mission is to share the love of Christ by providing housing, support, and a range of lively daytime activity projects to society’s marginalised and needy. However, since March…

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July 2020
News > International

France: Court orders ban on church gatherings to be lifted

The French government has been ordered to lift the ban on meetings in churches within eight days by its top administrative court. Although the government recently eased its coronavirus restrictions by allowing private meetings of up to ten people, this did not apply to religious settings. As a result, all church meetings were still…

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July 2020
News > Society

Legal action launched to end DIY abortions

Christian Concern has lodged papers to the Court of Appeal, seeking to put an end to do-it-yourself ‘home abortions’. The Christian advocacy group is seeking to overturn a High Court decision in May not to review the government’s policy on allowing people to get abortion kits sent to their homes. The group, among others,…

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June 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The highs and lows of church life under lockdown

Church leaders from the UK and overseas have been sharing the highs and lows of the coronavirus lockdown with Evangelical Times. At the time of writing, government instructions for churches not to assemble to minimise the spread of Covid-19 remain in place. From the outset ministers had big decisions to make. Revd Jeremy Bailey…

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