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Charities respond rapidly to Nepal earthquake

Charities respond rapidly to Nepal earthquake

CHRISTIAN agencies are among those racing against the clock to help victims of the worst earthquake in Nepal in 80 years

EU leaders argue over how to solve migration crisis

EU leaders argue over how to solve migration crisis

Progress and deadlock at EU leaders' meeting over response to Mediterranean migrant crisis

Archbishop and Pope unite in call for EU help for migrants

Archbishop and Pope unite in call for EU help for migrants

THE Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis have demanded that European nations take in more of the migrants who are fleeing North Africa and the Middle East, days after hundreds were feared to have died after their boats sank in the Mediterranean

Welby fears for future after murder of Ethiopians

Welby fears for future after murder of Ethiopians

A FRESH atrocity was committed last weekend by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Libya - the murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians - just as the Archbishop of Canterbury was in Egypt to express condolence for the killing in February of 21 Copts, also in Libya

Cameron and Miliband vie for Black Churches’ votes

Cameron and Miliband vie for Black Churches’ votes

THE two men most likely to be Britain's next Prime Minister have been courting the votes of black-majority churchgoers. David Cameron and Ed Miliband are touring the country in an attempt to secure an edge on 7 May. Last weekend, both headed to worship gatherings near the...

Candidates find that faith and politics do mix

Candidates find that faith and politics do mix

A CONSERVATIVE inspired by her dealings with the NHS, a Labour candidate who worries about where the next George Lansbury is, and a Pirate keen to debate Edward Snowden's revelations are among the Christians fighting for a seat in Parliament this year

Trust reports another rise in foodbank applications

Trust reports another rise in foodbank applications

MORE than one million food parcels were given out by Trussell Trust foodbanks in the past 12 months, an increase of 19 per cent on the previous year

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Poets’ reworking of old wineskins

Martyn Halsall on haiku, sonnet, psalm

Taking ‘old’ atheism seriously

John Saxbee looks ata thoughtful approach to apologetics

Humble soul before the altar

William Scott reads of Aquinas's prayer

Common touch is not enough

Ann Morisy on social thought from the concerned privileged

Broadbent rounds on critics of renewal policy

Broadbent rounds on critics of renewal policy

A ROBUST defence of the Archbishops' programme Reform and Renewal was made at a gathering of Evangelicals last week, after critics questioned its theology and methodology

Church in Wales debates "disappointing" gender-equality report

Church in Wales debates "disappointing" gender-equality report

A REPORT on gender equality in the Church in Wales caused controversy for the Governing Body, with a heated debate spread over the two days

Baines challenges GAFCON's 'selective' communiqué

Baines challenges GAFCON

NO longer convinced that an "eirenic" response is the right one, the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has accused GAFCON of "misinformation, misrepresentation and selective re-writing of history"

Dr Morgan enters ‘dangerous waters’ with voting advice

Dr Morgan enters ‘dangerous waters’ with voting advice

CHRISTIANS should vote for policies "that will be of most benefit to the common good", the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said in his presidential address to members of the Church in Wales Governing Body

Bid to change handling of fees rejected

Bid to change handling of fees rejected

AN ATTEMPT by the Representative Body - the ultimate legal trustees of the Church in Wales - to reallocate fees from weddings and funerals to diocesan boards of finance rather than the clergy who take the occasional offices was rejected by the Governing Body after a fierce debate

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Bishop of Durham responds to safeguarding warning | Sentamu: Don't hire employees at 'the cheapest price' | Psychologists warn against austerity cuts | CCT recognised in EU prize-giving

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Christians engage in pre-election efforts

Christians engage in pre-election efforts

Christians have been debating and leafleting as the election looms

Would you buy a used car from this vicar?

Would you buy a used car from this vicar?

MORE than three-quarters of the population would not trust a priest to sell them a car, a survey from vehicle-data firm HPI suggests

Irish clergy lobby for same-sex marriage

Irish clergy lobby for same-sex marriage

CHURCH of Ireland clergy are using social media to garner support for a "Yes" vote in the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage

BP turns over a green leaf to show what lies beneath it

BP turns over a green leaf to show what lies beneath it

A RESOLUTION passed by BP is an "unprecedented response" by an energy company to shareholders' concerns about climate change, the Church Commissioners' head of responsible investment, Edward Mason, said last week

Unite against xenophobia, South African Primate urges

Unite against xenophobia, South African Primate urges

THE Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has called for an end to a wave of attacks on migrant workers in South Africa

World news in brief

World news in brief

Man suspected of planning church attack arrested | Pakistan province amends rules on blasphemy | Oklahoma diocese marks 20th anniversary of bombing | Court grants South Carolina appeal | Prayer in Canada for 'destroyed families'

Overturning the vested interest

Overturning the vested interest

It was Keir Hardie's Christianity that inspired his politics, and his contribution to the Labour movement, says  Gordon Brown

You can kill us, but you will never destroy us

You can kill us, but you will never destroy us

Armen Sarkissian recalls the mass murder of Armenians a century ago, and the resilience of his compatriots

Polish Church’s hold is weakening

Polish Church’s hold is weakening

The cult of St John Paul thrives, but the bishops have lost ground, says Jonathan Luxmoore

Time to rouse the couch potatoes

A state of comfortable concern is not enough, says Paul Vallely

A pain pathway

THERE are two responses to pain. One is to ignore it in the hope that it will go away, taking measures only when it becomes serious and persistent

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Die Gute Fabrik PS3, PS4, Mac, Linux PEGI 3+ Common thinking is that video-games are played by juvenile boys on their own in darkened bedrooms into the wee hours of the night. J S Joust c...  Read More

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