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A different kind of scandal

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000

In a season of scandals, we explore the scandal of the love of God.(image)

Countering modern slavery in Libya

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:16:39 +0000

After the story of slave auctions in Libya was broken last year, we look at what is happening now and what can be done about it.(image)

Freedom of speech and the Welsh Assembly

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:57:36 +0000

Freedom of speech is not an issue that crops up on a regular basis in the National Assembly for Wales but, when it does, it tends to make the headlines.(image)

Valentine's Ash Wednesday

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:42:51 +0000

Today, as Valentine’s falls on the first day of Lent we consider that loving God, our neighbour, even our enemies, means dwelling in the call to repentance.(image)

Faith in outer space

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000

In a week which saw the launch of Falcon Heavy by SpaceX, we reflect on the wonder of God's grace.(image)

New report is critical of the term 'Spiritual Abuse' as well intended, but not fit for purpose.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

A new report that highlights the risks associated with adopting the vague and incoherent terminology of 'Spiritual Abuse' has been released today by the Evangelical Alliance.(image)

Justice and the sins of our youth

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000

How do we balance the forgiveness of the sins of our youth with the need for justice?(image)

Poll: parents should be at the heart of new relationships education proposals

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:35:06 +0000

Recent polling on views towards the government's new relationships and sex education:(image)

Relationships education proposals - tell Government your view

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:11:30 +0000

How you can respond to the government's RSE consultation that ends 12 Feb.(image)

Become a member of the Evangelical Alliance

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

We believe the Church is key to long-lasting change in our country - and that by working closely with our amazing members, we can transform our communities with the good news of Jesus. So come with us. Because we're better together.(image)

Poll shows parents must be included in relationships education decisions

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:59:29 +0000

New polling shows the public want parents at the heart of new relationships education proposals, with most wanting parents informed of the curriculum content ahead of time and to know who is delivering classes.(image)

Respecting authority, and defending freedom of conscience.

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

This week, Dr Peter Saunders asks whether there are ever limits to respecting authority when we need to defend freedom of conscience.(image)

Resources for Lent and Easter

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:49:00 +0000

For church services, small group study, children's and youth groups and personal study.(image)

Can peace precede justice?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

This week we heard that North and South Korea will march under one flag at the Winter Olympics. So how can peace precede justice?(image)

The language of abuse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:20:17 +0000

Abuse is becoming an all too common news headline, happening in a variety of settings. Sadly, this includes the Church. The recent case involving a Church of England vicar and a survey by CCPAS have highlighted the need for more action in this area.(image)

Making our voice heard in 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:15:35 +0000

Our public policy team will often respond to these consultations on behalf of the Alliance, but it’s also important that these processes hear the perspectives of all those directly affected in the country. Two key consultations are currently open which would benefit from such perspectives.(image)

Education, education, education

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:07:53 +0000

This month sees the latest stage of the Scottish Government’s education reform consultation come to a close. Improving educational outcomes and closing the ‘attainment gap’ between the schools in the richest and poorest neighbourhoods is the stated top priority of the Scottish Government and it’s an area that we at the Evangelical Alliance have followed closely over the last two years.(image)

The Welsh Government unveils plans to ban smacking

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:01:36 +0000

The Welsh government unveiled its plans on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 to introduce a ‘smacking ban’ by developing legislation to remove the existing defence of reasonable chastisement, making smacking a prosecutable offense in Wales.(image)

The man with bread on his head

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:53:20 +0000

On 5 January 2018, the Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff posted a strange video of himself balancing a loaf of bread on his head in a service station. He had previously released other bizarre videos, such as his mission to retrieve a Snickers bar from a vending machine on the DUP side of Stormont, so this video didn’t seem too out of the ordinary.(image)

The journey: week of prayer

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:06:00 +0000

To mark the start of the European Evangelical Alliance week of prayer, our director of prayer Fred Drummond starts us on the journey...(image)

Finding where you belong...

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

This week the Army began a new recruitment campaign on the theme of belonging - FNT explores finding belonging around the table...(image)

New year reading: book reviews

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:49:16 +0000

We've rounded up some great reading for the new year. What are you reading?(image)

From horror to hope

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

This new year, how can you move from the horror of the past to hope for the future?(image)

5 reasons why Above and Beyond is an essential day for your church

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:04:00 +0000

Join us at Above and Beyond - helping you run your church excellently for the glory of God.(image)

Counting the cost at Christmas

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

We don’t always think of Christmas as a cost-counting season but actually it’s the celebration of the ultimate costly moment...(image)

Scottish 2017 budget

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:46:58 +0000

The recent Scottish budget and what it means:(image)

Bringing hope in Scotland

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:28:09 +0000

How churches across Scotland are sharing hope this Christmas season:(image)

Promoting religious freedom in 2018

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:03:37 +0000

Reports of persecution remind us all faiths must defend all faiths, as well as non-religious beliefs(image)

Faith-based chaplaincy

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:26:30 +0000

The powerful and ongoing impact of faith-based chaplaincy in Wales:(image)

Church membership: which denominations are growing?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:51:00 +0000

Some figures on church membership from the latest edition of UK church Statistics 3: 2018 edition(image)

Hope deferred, but sure and certain

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

In hopeless days, we cling to the promise of Advent: hope may be deferred, but it is sure and certain...(image)

Christian charity honoured with top care services award

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:57:14 +0000

Evangelical Alliance member Safe Families for Children has won the Innovative Quality Outcomes Award at the Third Sector Care Awards(image)

Best laid plans...

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

From proposals to Brexit negotiations, the best laid plans often go awry... Malcolm Kyte reminds us who's plans always plan.(image)

Watch our Speak Up film

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:02:56 +0000

Watch our Speak Up film and find out more about your freedoms to share the gospel in the work place.(image)

What's in a name?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

After the Pope's visit to Myanmar, Open Doors UK CEO Lisa Pearce explores how the Church can serve those suffering persecution.(image)

Belonging: a Church for all

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:02:36 +0000

As we mark International Day of Persons with Disability, Kay Morgan-Gurr calls the Church to be a place of belonging for all.(image)

Home-ownership: are we selling out?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

With help for first-time buyers in this week's Budget, Andy Frost asks whether we're prioritising our own castles over kingdom values.(image)

Mind and Soul: supporting mental health in Christian organisations

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:25:32 +0000

Join us as we explore how to support mental health in Christian organisations.(image)

Dave Cave, first co-ordinator of ACUTE, passes away

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:15 +0000

Dave Cave, the first co-ordinator of the Alliance’s theology commission, has passed away.(image)

Leaving a leadership legacy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Leadership and power. Our news seems awash with stories of leadership and power; whether it is those who are trying in cling to power, as in Zimbabwe where the military are in negotiation with President Mugabe for control and succession, or it's the misuse of power, as recriminations and investigations in the worlds of politics, entertainment and others continue. The relationship between power, leadership and legacy appears fraught with challenges and dangers.(image)

From deal-making to peace-making

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:09:23 +0000

EA's Northern Ireland Policy Officer reflects on the difference between deal-making and peace-making.(image)

Equipping the leaders of tomorrow to transform Scotland

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:43:50 +0000

How Scottish Public Leaders are transforming Scotland for the good of all:(image)

Conference on religious conversion in Cardiff

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:35:32 +0000

A report on a recent conference on religious conversion in Cardiff:(image)

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals - A guide to the debate

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:28:07 +0000

What are Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and why do they matter?(image)

Give a little HOPE this Christmas

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:02:03 +0000

HOPE Together have launched a free magazine to be given away this Christmas.(image)

Paying your tax?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

In the light of the Paradise Papers, Carl Beech asks us to check our own tax practices.(image)

Above & Beyond - churches and charities run well for the glory of God

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:08:30 +0000

The Above and Beyond conference will help you make sense of what’s required and provide you with the knowledge to run your church or charity with diligence and integrity.(image)

Christmas facts and surveys

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:18:00 +0000

A selection of Christmas facts and figures and some quotes from newspapers and survey reports.(image)

How long, Lord?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This week for Friday Night Theology we reflect on the cry of the Psalmists – “How long, Lord?”(image)

Churches and faith groups urge the Government to be strong on reforms to fixed odds betting terminals

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:31:32 +0000

Today a group of churches and faith-based organisations have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures.(image)