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Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for July 2022.
Looking at Church (all articles) for July 2022Russian church leader defends war C of E has good skills, says new bishop Church Mission Society refreshes its vision Trends in Persecution Eritrean Christians mark 20 years of church closures Drought in East Africa Debt leaves you so lonely ** Russian church leader defends war Patriarch Krill of Moscow recently again defended the Russian... (1289 words)
Russian church leader defends warPatriarch Krill of Moscow recently again defended the Russian war on Ukraine. He said it was wrong to call it an invasion. “Russia has never attacked anyone,” he told the congregation of the Cathedral of the Archangel, in the Kremlin. “It’s amazing that such a great and powerful country has only ever defended its borders.... (107 words)
C of E has good skills, says new bishopThe next Bishop of Bath and Wells, Dr Michael Beasley, has said that the CofE learned valuable lessons during the pandemic. “There’s been a huge amount that we’ve seen in our response to an emergency. It shows we have a flexibility and a resilience and an ability to respond to situations that we might not... (120 words)
Church Mission Society refreshes its visionChurch Mission Society has unveiled its recently “refreshed vision and purpose” for this generation, which is to make disciples of Jesus ‘at the edges of society’: the ‘edges of Church’ and the ‘edges of people’s comfort zones’. It will thus prioritise mission “at the margins and cultural fringes.” Alastair Bateman, CEO of Church Mission Society,... (300 words)
Trends in PersecutionRelease International’s 2022 Persecution Trends has highlighted the growing violence and discrimination against Christians in Nigeria, the Sahel, Afghanistan, India and North Korea. In India religious nationalism is on the rise. Attacks against Christians are increasing, and more states are imposing anti-conversion laws – Karnataka is the latest. In Afghanistan Christians are afraid of being... (153 words)
Eritrean Christians mark 20 years of church closuresChristians in Eritrea have just marked 20 years of state persecution. The East African dictatorship shut down most of its churches in May 2002, outlawing every religion except Sunni Islam, Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholicism and the Lutheran Church. Today, 20 years later, the persecution continues. “Eritrea is like a giant prison,” says Release partner Dr... (224 words)
Drought in East AfricaExtended drought is fuelling a hunger crisis in East Africa that has been called “one of the worst climate-induced emergencies in its history.” So warns the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator, Martin Griffiths. Speaking recently, he said that an estimated 7.2million Ethiopians are already not getting enough to eat, and in... (182 words)
Debt leaves you so lonelyChristians Against Poverty has warned that more people are suffering loneliness and isolation as the cost-of-living crisis pushes them ever deeper into debt. The charity has recently reported finding clients “too worried to answer the door or answer the phone.” Before contacting CAP for debt advice and support, 60 per cent of respondents said they... (144 words)
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