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 2020-12-05 13:27 

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Carl Lentz failings go back 'historically' - Houston...

Carl Lentz, the Hillsong New York pastor fired last month over moral failure, had "more than one affair" and they were "significant";, according to the denomination's senior pastor Brian Houston....

 2020-12-05 11:09 

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Liberal Methodists break from US denomination over white supremacy, heteronormativity and patriarchy...

They claim to want to rectify "the imbalance of powers, principalities, and privileges that has plagued Methodism: colonialism, white supremacy, economic injustices, patriarchy, sexism, clericalism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, and heteronormativity....

 2020-12-05 11:01 

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If you think we're exaggerating just look to Norway...

There are plenty of LGBT activists and allies who are more than ready to bring potential cases to court....

 2020-12-05 10:44 

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Templeton Prize winner Francis Collins says churches should stick to virtual services for now...

Respected Christian geneticist Dr Francis Collins thinks churches should put off in-person services until summer 2021....

 2020-12-04 15:17 

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The heavy price paid by Christians who stand up to Colombia's powerful drug cartels...

Colombia is 93 per cent Christian but your faith can get you killed if you stand up to the increasingly powerful drug cartels....

 2020-12-04 14:20 

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The connection between Genesis 1:28 and the environment...

On issues such as ecology, it is far better that Christians and Jews work together....

 2020-12-04 10:33 

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Church leaders look to PM for bold commitment on carbon emissions...

Church leaders have written to the Prime Minister urging him to commit to a 75 per cent reduction in UK carbon emissions by 2030....

 2020-12-04 09:49 

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People should take the Covid-19 vaccine, says Catholic Church...

Taking a Covid-19 vaccine is the "most effective way" for Catholics to do their "duty" of protecting others in the pandemic, the Catholic Church has said....

 2020-12-03 14:10 

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UN's new guidance on comprehensive sexuality education shows parents must be 'vigilant'...

The UN's new guidance on comprehensive sexuality education is "about making it that much more inescapable", says family and human rights researcher Dr Rebecca Oas....

 2020-12-03 13:42 

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Most conservative Christians voted for Trump in 2020 election...

Conservative Christians cast their votes for Trump in large numbers last month, according to researchers....

 2020-12-03 11:40 

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Eugenics should never be a source of entertainment...

Outdated attitudes towards a life with disability should be condemned by society, yet the Emmerdale storyline proves we have a long way to go....

 2020-12-03 10:54 

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New handbook to help women's refuges support Christian domestic abuse survivors...

A new handbook has been created to help women's refuges understand the faith needs of Christian domestic abuse survivors....

 2020-12-03 09:30 

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Government raises 'strong concerns' about North Korea after report into horrific persecution...

The Government has voiced "strong concerns" about religious persecution in North Korea after the release of a report documenting the horrific abuse of Christians and other people of faith in the hermit communist country....

 2020-12-02 11:38 

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NHS updates guidelines on puberty blockers after landmark court ruling...

The NHS has updated its guidelines on puberty blockers for children so that they can now only be prescribed following a court order....

 2020-12-02 10:50 

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Are you sure that your Christmas jumper wasn't made with forced labour?...

Clothes chain Zara is yet to sign a commitment against using materials sourced from Uyghur forced labour. A week of action led by Christian Solidarity Worldwide is hoping to end that....

 2020-12-02 10:23 

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With exploitation only escalating during Covid-19, the Church's help is needed to end slavery for good...

Not all of us are able to physically work with police to identify and free trafficked children but the impact of the global Church when it prays and acts can be incredible....

 2020-12-02 10:02 

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UK is facing 'catastrophic' poverty crisis - bishop...

The Bishop of Burnley, Philip North, has called for altruism in the months ahead to help the poorest people get through the financial storm triggered by Covid-19....

 2020-12-02 09:28 

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Is The Crown the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?...

The Crown is trial by screen, and as such, is cruel and heartless, writes David Robertson....

 2020-12-02 09:09 

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Archbishop condemns Nigeria violence after 110 killed in attack...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has condemned an attack in Nigeria that left at least 110 people dead....

 2020-12-01 11:35 

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High Court ruling on puberty blockers for under-16s will 'protect vulnerable children'...

Under-16s must be able to understand "the immediate and long-term consequences" of puberty blockers before they are allowed to receive them, the High Court has ruled....

 2020-12-01 11:03 

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Trans teen removed from parents' custody after they refused consent to transition...

In what is believed to be a legal first in the country, the judge ruled that on the balance of probabilities, the teen had suffered verbal abuse "related to his feelings and expression of gender identity"....

 2020-12-01 10:26 

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Re-imagining theatre during a Covid Christmas...

Christian theatre group 4Front is launching a digital Advent calendar and livestream performances this Christmas to bring some festive cheer to people after a challenging year....

 2020-12-01 10:01 

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Hungry children are 'ripping the bags open to get at the food', says Burnley pastor...

A pastor in Burnley distributing food to the local community has spoken of "unprecedented" and "upsetting" levels of need after nearly a year of coronavirus....

 2020-12-01 09:32 

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France to review Covid-19 restrictions on churches...

France is to review a cap on the number of people who can attend in-person church services after Catholic bishops complained....

 2020-12-01 08:55 

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Sexuality, safeguarding and the language of God...

When do discussions about sexuality and gender veer into territory which is unacceptable?...

 2020-11-30 13:23 

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The power of a shoebox at Christmas...

Ann-Marie was 8-years-old when she received a Christmas shoebox in her native Zambia filled with gifts from a stranger. She writes here about the impact that shoebox had on her as a child and why it compels her to do the same for other children today....

 2020-11-30 12:05 

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Starbucks denies firing Christian employee who refused to wear Pride T-shirt...

Starbucks has denied the claims of a Christian woman who says she was fired after refusing to wear a Pride T-shirt at work because of her religious beliefs....

 2020-11-30 10:53 

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Suffolk churches facing 1m shortfall after Covid...

The pandemic has pushed the Church of England in Suffolk into the red, with diocesan leaders seeking donations to help plug the gap....

 2020-11-30 10:18 

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Police apologise for 'distress' caused to pastor threatened with prosecution over legal church broadcast...

Thames Valley Police have apologised after wrongly breaking up a legal church broadcast and pressing charges against the pastor....

 2020-11-30 09:13 

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Evangelical Christian reported to police for hate crime over Living in Love and Faith comments...

A transgender priest has reported an evangelical Christian to police for hate speech over comments he made in a video responding to the Church of England's Living in Love and Faith process....

 2020-11-30 08:45 

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Should evangelicals engage with Living in Love and Faith?...

It is important to listen to those we disagree with and hear their stories. It is also important to stand up for our faith and what is right. LLF gives us a rare opportunity to do both, argues Will Jones....

 2020-11-29 14:00 

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Christians brutally slain in suspected terrorist attack in Indonesia...

Three Christians had their throats slit and a fourth was beheaded in a horrific attack in Indonesia on Friday....

 2020-11-29 13:41 

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Let the Archbishop rest! Why we have to learn the lessons of lockdown...

Despite having already postponed the sabbatical once because of the pandemic, the idea that the Archbishop might want to prioritise his personal and spiritual wellbeing seems unpalatable for many. Which begs the question: have we learned very much at all ...

 2020-11-29 13:18 

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Public singing is a 'reasonable balance', says Bishop of London...

Government guidelines permitting public singing outdoors this Christmas "will bring comfort and joy to many", the Bishop of London has said....

 2020-11-28 11:52 

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First century house may have been childhood home of Jesus, says archaeologist...

An archaeologist at the University of Reading believes he may have stumbled upon the house where Jesus lived as a boy with his parents, Mary and Joseph....

 2020-11-28 11:10 

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Christian Institute warns over Scottish hate legislation: 'Innocent people are going to be convicted of a hate crime'...

Scotland's hate crime Bill will leave "innocent people" at risk of hate crime convictions unless more changes are made, the Christian Institute has warned....

 2020-11-28 10:41 

Christianity Today

Sharing outside our Christmas Bubbles to encourage the most vulnerable...

Even if we have to do Christmas at a distance, let's share our time, our prayers and our thoughts in practical ways....

 2020-11-28 10:27 

Christianity Today

Government launches consultation on extending DIY abortions...

The Government has launched a consultation on whether to make DIY abortion services permament....

 2020-11-28 09:20 

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Pastor facing charges for launching balloons with Bibles into North Korea...

A US pastor is facing prosecution after launching balloons carrying Bibles into North Korea....

 2020-11-28 08:55 

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Nativity plays and outdoor carolling can go ahead, Church rep confirms...

Andrew Selous, the Church of England's representative in the Commons, has told MPs that Nativity plays and outdoor carolling can go ahead....

 2020-11-27 21:53 

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US Supreme Court blocks New York restrictions on places of worship...

"The Supreme Court has made it clear that governors can no longer use a public health emergency as a pretext for dictates shutting or severely restricting the use of houses of worship while secular businesses and activities they deem 'essential...

 2020-11-27 21:24 

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Survey reveals increasing support for defying church coronavirus restrictions...

Americans are more likely to support the defiance of restrictions on public worship now than they were at the start of the pandemic....

 2020-11-27 12:13 

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A lamentation at Advent after a year of coronavirus...

A nationwide prayer movement launches today to unite Christians in a cry of lament for the UK's towns and cities after a year marked by Covid-19 and lockdowns....

 2020-11-27 11:19 

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Christian Concern defends Living in Love and Faith video...

Christian Concern has defended a video released in response to the launch of the Church of England's Living in Love and Faith resources....

 2020-11-27 09:16 

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LGBT leaders threaten to quit Church of England dialogue unless bishops support gay marriage...

LGBT leaders and supporters in the Church of England are threatening a mass walkout from a recently-launched discussion process about sexual issues unless bishops give an urgent guarantee to support the marriage of same-sex partners in church....

 2020-11-26 12:21 

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Church leaders and Christian charities condemn cuts to aid budgets...

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Christian development agencies have lashed out at the Government's decision to slash the overseas aid budget....

 2020-11-26 12:14 

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HBO's new transgender documentary is 'exploitative'...

A new HBO Max documentary raises new questions about the transgender debate and how parents play a role in shaping their children's gender identity, and it has prompted calls to boycott the streaming service....

 2020-11-26 11:53 

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Churches are 'one of the safest places' to be, says Welby...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he will be at church on Christmas Day and is encouraging others to do the same, whether online or in person....

 2020-11-26 10:08 

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Bishops deplore 'personal insults and attacks' in Church of England sexuality war...

Two leading Church of England bishops have urged Anglicans to show "grace, kindness and compassion" to one another after a bitter war of words erupted following the publication of new resources on sex and gender....

 2020-11-26 09:52 

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The Church of England's pick-and-mix approach to biblical truth only confirms my decision to leave...

I left the Church of England last year after 23 years as an ordained minister. Looking at how things are shaping up with the Living in Love and Faith process, I can't say I regret my move....

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