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News (all articles) for June 2022Ukrainian church leaders urge people to pray Starving in the shadow of Ukraine Child poverty strategy needed now “more than ever” Archbishop calls for the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon Christian persecution growing in Nigeria, India and Afghanistan, warns US Commission Now China bans mentioning ‘Christ’ on the internet... (2210 words)
Celebrating the Platinum JubileeA special extended bank holiday weekend this month will give communities across the UK a chance to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. In February this year, HM the Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of service. The weekend, from Thursday June 2nd to Sunday June 5th will include a birthday parade,... (380 words)
Ukrainian church leaders urge people to prayA senior church leader in Ukraine has told the citizens that Russia’s war on Ukraine “did not begin with missiles and bombs – it began with deception, untruth and lies.” So says the head of Ukraine’s independent Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphany (Dumenko). “The Lord is now showing us how we must resist with the testimony... (225 words)
Christian Aid spends £8m from British people to help UkraineThe international development agency, Christian Aid, will spend £8m on vital supplies over the next six months to help the Ukrainian people. The money comes from donations to DEC, the Disasters Emergency Committee, that has raised more than £300m for Ukraine. That’s around £3 on average donated by every person in the UK. Through its... (81 words)
Starving in the shadow of UkraineThe huge outpouring of support for Ukraine is now eclipsing other crises around the world, which in turn is threatening millions with starvation. So warns a number of charities and other humanitarian organisations. The UN reports that the situation in Somalia, where 4.5milliion people are at risk of starvation owing to the worst drought in... (278 words)
Child poverty strategy needed now “more than ever”A cross-party strategy is urgently needed to tackle rising levels of child poverty in the UK. So says a new report by the Church of England. The report brought together the views of 14 organisations, church leaders and grassroots groups. It has called for cross-departmental approach in Whitehall, and formal structures for driving forward this... (162 words)
Archbishop calls for the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbonThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon. Speaking recently in the House of Lords during a debate on Behaviour Change for Net Zero, he said: “My Lords, like the Government, the Church of England has targets for reaching net-zero carbon, in... (125 words)
Christian persecution growing in Nigeria, India and Afghanistan, warns US CommissionA leading US Commission is calling for India, Nigeria and Afghanistan to be designated countries of particular concern, because of the growing threat to religious freedom in those nations. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently published its 2022 Annual Report. Its findings are in line with the recent Persecution Trends... (313 words)
Now China bans mentioning ‘Christ’ on the internetThe Chinese authorities have recently banned a church from using the word Christ on the Internet. In the latest crackdown on religious freedom in China, the authorities picked up on the use of the word Christ in a WeChat post published by the Early Rain Covenant Church – a regular target for the Chinese authorities.... (254 words)
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