Number of charities linked to terrorism soars to record high after trebling in three years, warns watchdog

Jan 2, 2017 by

by Paddy Dinham, Mailonline: The head of the Charity Commission has warned that extremism is ‘the most potentially dangerous and deadly’ problem faced by organisations after allegations soared to a record high. William Shawcross’ comments come after it emerged allegations of links between them and terrorist groups has almost trebled in three years. The watchdog shared concerns about links between charities and extremism with police and other agencies 630 times in 2015/16, up...

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Doing Good: A future for Christianity

Dec 26, 2016 by

from Theos: Today we’re publishing our ten year anniversary report. It’s a few months late – it should have appeared in early November – but what’s a month here or there when you’re talking about a decade? Those blessed souls who have been following us since the dark days of 2006, when the New Atheism hurricane threatened to sweep all before it and faith was widely judged a virus, will recognise the title of our new report, Doing Good, is a deliberate echo of our inaugural essay, Doing God....

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Volunteers gave almost half a million hours to church night shelters last year

Dec 21, 2016 by

from Premier: A total of 490,063 hours were provided by volunteers at church and community night shelters last year, a report has found. The data gathered by the national Christian homeless charity, Housing Justice showed that this was an increase of more than 112 per cent on the previous year. The charity has estimated that the value to the time given is worth £6.1 million based on ONS average earning figures. The report found that almost 2,000 people were welcomed into Winter Night Shelters...

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Charity chiefs bankrolled by British Aid

Dec 20, 2016 by

by Ian Birrell, Mailonline: Bosses of charities handed millions in British foreign aid to fight poverty in poor nations are creaming off huge six-figure salaries and hefty bonuses, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. An investigation by this newspaper has discovered that charity chiefs are taking home astonishing pay packages worth up to £618,000 a year and ramping up spending on senior staff. Beneficiaries include former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who takes home £530,922 as president...

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Archbishops Of Canterbury And Westminster Praise Massive Social Good Done By Christians

Dec 16, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: There might be fewer of them in Britain – but the Christians that do still exist are doing more good in society. A new report shows that while overall numbers of Christians have declined, they have become more socially active. Doing Good: A Future for Christianity in the 21st Century, by Nick Spencer for the religion think tank Theos shows the huge social contriubution that Christians are making to society, motivated by their faith. They are active throughout...

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Jesus and giving at the heart of Christmas

Dec 16, 2016 by

from EA: Evangelical Christians give generously of their time and money at Christmas. New research released by the Evangelical Alliance shows that nine out of 10 evangelicals they surveyed will either volunteer or give money this Christmas. In a survey of more than 800 evangelical Christians, the findings demonstrate that good will is not in short supply this year, as nearly every one of them will give to charity this Christmas. Less than one per cent intend on reducing their giving, with...

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