Found 14 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for August 2018.
Looking at your Church (all articles for August)Remembrance100 New C of E paper on Church Planting Recommendations for England’s Cathedrals welcomed Christian death toll in Nigeria rises: 200 slaughtered in armed attacks Holiday clubs help struggling families Growing food poverty crisis in UK Release International – still supporting persecuted Christians, 50 years on Church of England response to Windrush Day Is growing secularism... (2148 words)
Remembrance100On 4th August 1918 King George V met to pray with members of the Houses of Parliament. One hundred days later, the war ended. This year, 4th August 2018 will be the first day of 100 days of prayer across the country, running until Armistice Day in November. Every day there will be prayers, Bible... (271 words)
New C of E paper on Church PlantingThe House of Bishops has recently published a paper on church planting and the mission of the Church. It sets out a set of principles, and also offers practical suggestions and theological grounding for this work. The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, explains: ‘A few years ago there was a wonderful series on the radio... (259 words)
Recommendations for England’s Cathedrals welcomedWidespread support has been received for ideas recently set out by the Church of England to ensure the future of England’s Cathedrals. In all, more than 300 submissions were received in response to a consultation exercise. At the heart is the retention of Chapter as the governing body of a cathedral, but with changes in... (181 words)
Christian death toll in Nigeria rises: 200 slaughtered in armed attacksThe death toll from the latest attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria has risen to more than 200, according to reports from journalists in Plateau State. In just one attack, herdsmen armed with guns and machetes have raided ten communities near the state capital, Jos in the past two weeks. According to reports, they burnt... (165 words)
Holiday clubs help struggling familiesMore and more families are struggling with what to do with the children during summer holidays. And local churches have been coming to their aid! A number of local churches across the country now hold holiday clubs for local children during August, which are proving a big hit with parents and kids. Not least is... (126 words)
Growing food poverty crisis in UKChurch Urban Fund has been warning of the growing food poverty crisis in the UK. For example: foodbank use has risen by 17% in the last 12 months; in some parts of the country 30% of families rely on free school meals nearly 2.5 million people are skipping meals because they can’t afford to eat... (136 words)
Release International – still supporting persecuted Christians, 50 years onRelease International is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving the persecuted Church in more than 30 countries around the world. It supports people like Petr Jasek, who was accused of spying in Sudan and jailed for 445 days. Czech-born Petr Jasek came to the attention of the authorities in 2015 after helping pay for medical... (271 words)
Church of England response to Windrush DayThe Church of England welcomed this summer’s government announcement that there will be an annual Windrush Day, to be held on 22nd June. Such day, said a spokesperson, ‘is a fitting acknowledgement of both the sacrifices made and the generous contributions given by so many who first answered the plea from the motherland to help... (87 words)
Is growing secularism in the UK leading to increased abuse against Christian clergy?Something is going on: more and more priests are reporting verbal abuse, threats or actual physical violence, and damaged church property. Some have discovered witchcraft symbols sprayed on a church door, or even been followed home in a threatening manner. Now academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, are going to survey about 7,000 C... (104 words)
Help in choosing a BibleHow do you choose a new Bible among all the translations available? If you have ever wondered what the differences are, and which translation is best for you, you may find a new guide produced by Bible Society to be of use. Go to: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/which-is-the-best-bible-translation/ (51 words)
More than 1,000 turn to Jesus in FalkirkA three-day evangelism event at Falkirk Stadium, in partnership with over 200 churches across Central Scotland, has led to 1000 people saying they want to become Christians. The Central Scotland Celebration of Hope saw churches invite Will Graham, grandson of the late Rev. Billy Graham, to come to Scotland and share the Gospel. The Falkirk... (123 words)
New video encourages schools to enter for Annual Cranmer Awards contestA new online video has just gone live in a bid to encourage schools across the country to take part in the annual Cranmer Awards competition. The national contest is run by the Prayer Book Society which encourages rediscovery and use of the Book of Common Prayer. The competition introduces young people aged between 11... (116 words)
Tearfund heralds ‘new chapter’ with USA expansionTearfund has announced the launch of Tearfund USA – a new charity encouraging Americans to help fight global poverty and climate change. (22 words)
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