Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for October 2019.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for October 2019Asia Bibi calls for blasphemy reform Animal Welfare Sunday – 6th October Christians now under threat in 143 countries A new centre for Pioneer Mission in Cumbria There’s nothing like a natural disaster to wake people up to their need for God. Spring Harvest Local – coming near you! The Algerian church needs our help... (2285 words)
Asia Bibi calls for blasphemy reformAsia Bibi, the Christian who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy, has called for reform of the blasphemy laws. Giving an interview in Canada, for the first time since her release from prison, Bibi told the Sunday Telegraph: “I pray to God that everyone falsely implicated in blasphemy cases... (158 words)
Animal Welfare Sunday – 6th OctoberA new scheme, the ‘Animal Friendly Church’, has been launched by the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA). In a similar way to the initiatives that encourage communities to become Fair Trade churches, the project recognises parishes and chaplaincies which operate as ‘Animal Friendly Churches’. It also gives an annual prize for an example of... (239 words)
Christians now under threat in 143 countriesChristians face harassment in 143 countries, according to major new research. The latest Annual Pew Report uncovers a record increase in restrictions on religion imposed by many governments around the world. It also finds violence and harassment against religious groups are on the rise. Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, has welcomed... (588 words)
A new centre for Pioneer Mission in CumbriaThe Bishop of Penrith recently paddled a canoe across Derwentwater to celebrate the launch of a Northern Centre of pioneering mission in Cumbria. The Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson crossed to St Herbert’s Island to mark the formal collaboration between the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – and CMS. From... (341 words)
There’s nothing like a natural disaster to wake people up to their need for GodPeople who live in an area that suffers from natural disasters are 7.6 times more likely to be religious than people who live in areas without natural disasters. Such was the finding of a recent report from the University of Copenhagen, published in The Economic Journal. Dr Jeanet Bentzen explained that by using natural disasters... (223 words)
Spring Harvest Local – coming near you!In the coming months, Spring Harvest is holding evenings of Spring Harvest Local, which are events described as ‘heartfelt worship, inspiring teaching and an opportunity to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit at venues around the UK.’ The theme will pick up on the Spring Harvest 2020 theme, ‘Unleashed: The Acts Church Today,’... (155 words)
The Algerian church needs our helpThe Bible Society is hard at work in Algeria, even though some of its staff could be arrested and imprisoned at any time. But they are willing to take the risk, in order to support the besieged church there, which is begging for as many as 50 Bibles every week. As a Bible Society spokesman... (128 words)
To see and to serve: new information office sees and serves refugeesRefugees and asylum seekers in Malta have a new place where they can get much needed advice, help with immigration paperwork, internet access and – most importantly – thoughtful hospitality. The Peace Lab information centre, which CMS mission partners Doug and Jacqui Marshall have recently established in cooperation with a local Franciscan friar, is situated... (212 words)
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