Baroness is chair

Near Neighbours, the Church’s new charity for fostering relationships between different faith communities, has announced Baroness Margaret Eaton as its chair, and Liz Carnelley as programme director. Church Urban Fund and the Archbishops’ Council are launching the charity with a three-year project to bring together people in diverse communities by a £5m Government award from […]

Books of adventure and faith

Books of adventure and faith

Susie Howe Resistance Fighter IVP, our price £6.23 Lynda Scott Lynda Sovereign World, our price: £8.99 Stuart Windsor God’s Adventurer Monarch, our price: £6.99 Having read these three books back-to-back I think I need a bit of a lay down. Each is action-packed. Each tells a tale of a rather amazing life. The continents and […]

Human Rights law ‘helps humanity’

Human Rights law ‘helps humanity’

There is much to be improved on in the European Convention on Human Rights, but it offers a contribution to ridding the world of hate, violence and justice, the Bishop of Bath and Wells has said. Bishop Peter Price made his comments as peers debated the Human Rights Act in the House of Lords. He […]

The hottest question facing all Christians

Steve Morris How to tell others about our faith may just be the hottest question of all… I’m just about at the end of running another Alpha Course. Running the Alpha has been part of my life for a number of years and every group has a different character. The banners may proclaim that we’re […]

St Luke’s hospital to focus on tackling clergy stress

IN A worrying economic climate, stress is becoming an increasing problem among clergy. With this in mind St Luke’s clergy hospital in Fitzroy Square, London, is championing the care of clergy and their families overtaken by stress, anxiety and mental health problems. St Luke’s was founded in 1892 and has provided free treatment to Anglican […]

New Bishop of Bradford targets ‘rumours’ of tensions

New Bishop of Bradford targets ‘rumours’ of tensions

THE NEW Bishop of Bradford was enthroned on Sunday in a ceremony at the city’s famous Cathedral. In his sermon the Rt Rev Nick Baines said it was time to change the ‘rumours’ surrounding the inter-cultural tensions in Bradford. He exclaimed: “I promise to build up and not knock down.” Beginning his sermon, the former […]

Celebrating Christian involvement in politics

By Stephen Beer In the late 1950s a small group of left-wing Christian politicians held meetings in the Lamb pub in Bloomsbury to plan a new Christian political organisation. They cannot have known, though they may have hoped, that it would still be going strong half a century later. Today, celebrating its 50th birthday a […]