New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
News >

Church argues for keeping ban on TV appeals

A move to lift the ban against on-air appeals to fund television programmehas been opposed by the Church of England, which says that viewers could bexploited, particularly over religious programmes. In a submission to an OFCOconsultation, the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, the Churcs communications spokesman, said there was "some discomfort within the Churchover the proposed change.The submission argues that television appeals using emotive or misleadinlanguage and images have a potential for exploiting viewers' sensitivities. Thcurrent ban applies to television, but not radio; the C of E submission saythat these different rules are justified. It also advocates the use of othefund-raising methods, which are less likely to exploit viewers or damageditorial independenc

Job of the week


East Midlands

Are you an inspiring leader with a vision for mission, evangelism and new expressions of church? CLIFF COLLEGE PRINCIPAL For appointment from July/September 2016 Set in the idyllic surroundings o...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Open all hours for daily bread

Open all hours for daily bread

A village church in the Peak District is exploring a new form of service, Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Can Islamic State be defeated only by military means?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Social cohesion can defeat terror

Community-building undermines extremism: churches can help here, says Alan Billings  Read More

Wed 25 Nov 15 @ 13:48
Freud's work on the unconscious supports the insights of faith, argues Mark Vernon

Wed 25 Nov 15 @ 12:59
.@bishopmikehill says @zoeheming makes v important point about Jesus as "wounded healer". Stories of getting through hard times "powerful"