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Anglican Church In Egypt 'Under Heavy Attack' - By Other Christians

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:59 BST

A long-running legal battle between Anglicans in Egypt and a separate denomination, the Evangelical Church Association (ECA) has culminated with a court decision that could see the Anglicans' separate legal identity vanish.

Are Churches Really As Unwelcoming As Surveys Say?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:27:33 BST

A survey today from pro-LGBT campaigners in the Church of England claimed many people feel disenfranchised and unwelcome at church. The initial figures made for depressing reading...

Jim Wallis: It's An Embarrassment That Any Christian Would Vote For Trump

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:22:46 BST

Donald Trump is "antithetical to every Christian value" and it's an "embarrassment" that he's received widespread support from Christians, Jim Wallis has said.

Halloween: Why Christians Shouldn't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:09:11 BST

Its Halloween, and popular culture is full of things strange and scary. Here's why that's something Christians should embrace.

Why Pope Francis May Get The Cold Shoulder In Sweden

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:53:01 BST

Pope Francis is likely to receive a muted reception when he arrives in Sweden next week for the first papal visit there in 30 years.

The School Meals Holiday Crisis: How The Church Is Feeding Britain's Children

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:51:03 BST

Hundreds of children reliant on free schools meals in Milton Keynes have been fed by a church this half term.

God & The Presidency: The Faith of Dwight D Eisenhower

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:21:52 BST

Continuing a series on the faith of America's presidents, this week we consider the legacy of Dwight D Eisenhower.

Religious Freedom 'Is A Litmus Test Of Overall Freedom' Says EU Special Envoy

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:17:33 BST

Jan Figel, the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union, has said that he hopes the EU will remain committed to the cause and that his role will not be "temporary".

4 Countries Where Christians Are Persecuted For Their Faith

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:03:30 BST

A US report warned that religious freedom has come under "serious and sustained assault" across the world in the past year. We highlight four countries where Christians suffer significant persecution for their faith.

Cathedral Lit Red In Solidarity With Persecuted Christians

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:08:29 BST

This November Brentwood Cathedral will be floodlit red, to highlight the ongoing persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

EU Parliament Votes To Protect Christians In Iraq After ISIS Is Defeated

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:07:13 BST

A resolution to protect religious minorities including Christians and Yazidis in Iraq following the defeat of ISIS was today passed in the European Parliament.

New Poll: Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:59:55 BST

A new poll out on Thursday reveals the same proportion of people think gay people are welcome in UK churches as those who think they are unwelcome.

Research Shows People Who Believe In God Understand The World Less? Hang On A Minute...

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:42:22 BST

Many of us who are believers will have excellent reasons to back up and ground our faith. We know this – and it's frustrating when others presume we don't.

Vatican To Host Concert For The Poor And Homeless

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:08:11 BST

The Vatican will next month host a concert for the poor and homeless of Rome, inviting poor people as guests of honour and using any funds raised to go towards Pope Francis's charities.

Why I Left Church And Why I'm Going Back Again

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:51:44 BST

Katherine-Maxwell Rose on the frustrations, the challenges and the joys of the local church.

C of E's First Woman Bishop Questions Appointment Of 'Wonder Woman' As UN Ambassador

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:51:16 BST

The Church of England's first woman bishop has slammed the appointment of the comic book character "Wonder Woman" as an honorary ambassador for the United Nations.

Jesus' 'Burial Slab' Uncovered For First Time In Centuries

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:16:37 BST

A stone shelf believed by many Christians to have held the body of Jesus after his crucifixion has been uncovered for the first time in centuries.

Christian Woman Captured By Boko Haram Tells Of Healing And Joy

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:12 BST

A Christian woman who was captured for five weeks by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria has told of her joy after being adopted by a foster family following a period in an internally displaced people's (IDP) camp.

Persecution 'All Too Familiar' As World Marks International Religious Freedom Day

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:57:04 BST

Western Christians have become immune to those suffering religious persecution, Bishop Angaelos, the head bishop of the Coptic Church in the UK, warned on Thursday.

The More People Have Benefits Stopped, The More They Turn To Food Banks

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:53:02 BST

New research from Christian-based charity the Trussell Trust suggests that taking away benefits from people as a punishment means they end up using foodbanks.