Found 10 resource(s) in 'News', for June 2020.
News (all) for June 2020Over 6,000 calls in first 48 hours to Daily Hope #FaithAtHome aims to make prayer a household habit Emergency Coronavirus Appeal Launch Love Yourself – Love Your Neighbour Christians Against Poverty (CAP) concerned at rising level of household debt Coronavirus cases in Africa increasing sharply A biblical plague of locusts Nigeria – slaughter continues during... (1829 words)
Over 6,000 calls in first 48 hours to Daily HopeA free phone line offering hymns, prayers, and reflections 24 hours a day while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus received more than 6,000 calls in the first 48 hours. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, recently launched ‘Daily Hope’ as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes,... (340 words)
#FaithAtHome aims to make prayer a household habitThe Church of England has recently launched #FaithAtHome, a new programme which it is hoped will “make prayer a household habit once again.” #FaithAtHome will feature weekly video content to help families to talk about faith and pray together. The videos will be led by children, young people, staff and school leaders from across the country.... (225 words)
Emergency Coronavirus Appeal LaunchAll We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain have launched an Emergency Coronavirus Appeal, to equip those living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Coronavirus poses a catastrophic threat to communities with weaker healthcare systems, or those who lack access to clean water and handwashing facilities.... (158 words)
Love Yourself – Love Your NeighbourThe Methodists have launched a new social media campaign, #loveyourself #loveyourneighbour. It aims to engage “with the many wellbeing conversations that have recently sprung up. At its centre is a gentle rhythm of daily contemplation and action for those of faith, those searching, and those who do not know what they believe.” #loveyourself #loveyourneighbour aims... (92 words)
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) concerned at rising level of household debt“The coronavirus crisis will push thousands of households to the brink.” So warns a spokesman for CAP, the charity which helps people in debt. So, while CAP approves the Government’s recent £20 per week boost for those on Universal Credit and those receiving Tax Credits, “what many won’t realise is that a staggering 2.83 million... (246 words)
Coronavirus cases in Africa increasing sharplyChristian Aid has warned that time is running out to prevent coronavirus overwhelming health systems across Africa. As coronavirus infections rise sharply across the continent, and with African countries lacking the specialist equipment or staff to cope with a pandemic, the international development agency is calling for the cancellation of debt repayments from African countries... (213 words)
A biblical plague of locustsA new wave of crop-eating locusts has been devastating East Africa, just as communities are also dealing with an increase of coronavirus cases. At the start of 2020, Ethiopia and Somalia faced the biggest invasion of the insects in 25 years – and the worst in Kenya and Uganda for 70 years. The locusts also... (243 words)
Nigeria – slaughter continues during time of lockdownFulani militants have continued to carry out attacks against Christians in Plateau State Nigeria, despite the coronavirus lockdown. In the latest attack, at a village near the capital of Jos, extremists murdered two five-year-old children and a three-year-old infant. Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, has again been calling on the Nigerian... (78 words)
National Parliamentary Prayer BreakfastThe National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast was due to take place on 23rd June at Westminster Hall, and to be chaired by Andrew Selous MP. It is an annual recognition of the contribution that Christianity makes to the national life of the UK. The main speaker was to have been the Revd Les Isaac OBE, founder of... (88 words)
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