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Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for February 2021.
Looking at Church (all articles) for February 2021Truth at risk of being auctioned to the highest bidder – Archbishop Sir Keir Starmer praises churches Follow a new pilgrim path ‘Being there’ for prisoners during Covid-19 The British Church in 2021 The Church, China and Hong Kong ** Editor: The Revd Peter Crumpler, a Church of England priest in St Albans, Herts, and... (1879 words)
Truth at risk of being auctioned to the highest bidder – ArchbishopTruth is becoming a commodity, up for auction to the highest bidder, says Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell in a recent article published in Radio Times. Lamenting the decline of truth in public life, the Archbishop explains “The echo chambers of social media and the fake news that often goes with it have led us... (494 words)
Sir Keir Starmer praises churchesChristianity has provided a blueprint for social improvement, according to the Labour Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer. Writing in a recent issue of Church Times, he said, “For all the loss and difficulty, we should not let this year be defined by pain. Throughout the pandemic, we have also seen the best of... (108 words)
Follow a new pilgrim pathIn the south of England, a new pilgrim path is emerging. Winding through downland, weald and shoreline for 250 miles, the Old Way from Southampton to Canterbury is derived from the oldest road map of Britain: the Gough Map, c.1360. Like the Santiago de Compostela in Spain, this ancient route has lain dormant for years.... (320 words)
‘Being there’ for prisoners during Covid-19Surely the most severe form of lockdown this past year has been in our prisons. Prisoners have been left in their cells for up to 23 hours a day, with all activities suspended. Whereas prayer and chapel services usually provide some outlet for prisoners, even these were halted. That meant that many prisoners with personal... (146 words)
The British Church in 2021The fourth edition of UK Church Statistics, No 4, 2021 Edition, has now been published. Although this is a pre-Covid-19 assessment, the findings will still be of interest. The book looks at the 228 denominations in the UK. Although 39% of the denominations (which are responsible for 82% of the total membership) are declining, still some 50%... (142 words)
Death threats for China Christian Freedom campaignerA leading campaigner for Christian freedom in China has received death threats and been hounded from his home in Texas. Bob Fu is a former Tiananmen Square protester and partner of UK-based Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world. Fu and his family have been traumatised by bomb threats and protests that continued... (371 words)
The Church, China and Hong KongThe Archbishop-elect of Hong Kong, the Rt Revd Andrew Chan, has promised to work for reconciliation between China, “the motherland” and Hong Kong and Macao. He said that under his leadership, the Anglican Church would hope to establish “a harmonious and coalescing relationship” between the two sides, “so all may flourish amidst mutual respect and... (146 words)
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