A new survey from theology think-tank Theos has found that 80 percent of people in the United Kingdom do not believe in creationism and intelligent design.
Adults would rather spend quality time with their loved one than receive an indulgent gift on Valentine's Day, according to a new Church of England survey. And men value the quality time more than women, it shows.
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has spoken about the difficulties he faces in openly discussing his Christian faith on air. The Radio 2 and Panorama presenter admitted he found it difficult to reconcile his beliefs with his job.
Millions of Christians worldwide will unite over the next eight days in praying for reconciliation within the broken body of Christ. The annual week of prayer is a highlight of the ecumenical calendar.
Churches have been told they may have to speak out against racism if the recession triggers a wave of racist-based policies and even new race riots across Europe as governments attempt to steer their economies through the economic downturn.Tags Economic Crisis
The Vatican announced this week that it will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by the Italian Parliament. The move, which came into effect on Thursday, ends 80 years of automatic adoption brought in by the Lateran treaties between the Pope and the Italian parliamentary system.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India has asked Christians to pray for a peaceful 2009 for India’s believers. The appeal comes not long after a wave of attacks on Christians by Hindu radicals left nearly 120 people dead and tens of thousands displaced in Orissa state.
As nice as being happier, healthier and wealthier are for New Year’s resolutions, the ministry of Billy Graham is encouraging people to see their goals for 2009 as “an attitude of the heart” rather than “tasks to accomplish.”
National insurer Congregational and General have linked up with a firm of bouncers to offer churches advice on how to deal with troublesome visitors.
The United Reformed Church is celebrating the early success of a three-year campaign that was launched this Advent to breathe new life into its congregations.Tags Church Bodies
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Scarlett Johansson and Annie Lennox are among the high profile signatories of a letter calling on rich nations to take the lead in addressing climate change and developing solutions for the poor communities they say are being hit hardest.
Following in the Lord’s footsteps, Open Air Campaigners (OAC Ministries) are gearing up for the launch of a new training course that will equip Christians for outreach in the most ordinary of places – on the streets of the UK’s towns and cities.
The Bible Society in India has received a desperate appeal from a pastor in troubled Orissa state for prayers for the persecuted Christian community there, as thousands remain scattered across makeshift government camps or are hiding in the homes of relatives and sympathetic Hindus.
The Salvation Army launched its Christmas present appeal on Thursday with a challenge to the public to purchase gifts for people in need as the financial crisis threatens to overshadow the celebrations for many this year.Tags NGOs
The Iraqi parliament has approved legislation reserving a quota of seats on provincial councils for Christians and other religious minorities in next year’s provincial elections.