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  • Global leaders should seek out help of faith communities to address key challenges - report

    As the world lurches from crisis to crisis, global leaders ignore the vital role of religious and spiritual communities in addressing them at their peril, a new report has suggested. The Faith in Action report notes that some 85 per cent of the world's population adheres to a religious or spiritual tradition, and that many faith groups are collaborating effectively with businesses and other stakeholders to address key economic, environmental, geopolitical and technological challenges.

  • Europe

    The Good News tabloid empowering grassroots evangelism

    In the field of creative evangelism, the Good News paper serves as a dynamic force for Christian media, carrying the transformative message of Jesus Christ into communities across the UK. You may well have seen copies at your local church or at collection points in surrounding towns and cities.

  • Europe

    Calls for 'robust' age checks on porn websites to protect children

    Christian campaigners are calling for tough restrictions on online pornography after new figures released this week revealed a rise in sexual offences committed by children. According to latest figures from the National Police Chiefs Council, a total of 106,984 child sexual abuse offences were reported in 2022, an increase of 7.6% on the previous year.

  • Europe

    The future for evangelicals in the Church of England

    This year the Church of England's General Synod backed prayers of blessing for same-sex couples and they were permitted for use in services for the first time on December 17. Christian Today speaks to Rev John Dunnett, National Director of the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC), about the Church of England's new same-sex prayers and what they might mean for the future of evangelicals in the Church.

  • Middle East

    When Jesus himself was a refugee from the holy land

    As we have watched the news over the last few years, we have seen many stories of refugees fleeing strife or persecution in the Middle East, from Iraq, from Syria, and now Gaza. Some are displaced and seek sanctuary in safer parts of their own countries, and others flee their own country for other lands. At Christmas time, we also remember that after the birth of Jesus, he too was a refugee from Bethlehem to another land. The story is recorded in Matthew 2:13-23.

  • Africa Asia

    Persecution expected to rise in 2024

    Persecution against Christians is expected to rise in several countries in the coming year, according to Release International. The organisation's new Persecution Trends report, released this week, warns of an intensfication of persecution in a number of countries, including Nigeria, India, Pakistan and China in 2024.