Spiritual abuse

Jan 19, 2018 by

by John Telford, Church Society: Spiritual abuse seems suddenly to be a thing. Up until very recently there have been four recognised types of abuse: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect – and those four are still the officially recognised categories of abuse. Emotional abuse...

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We can reach millennials and this is how, says Church Army

Jan 18, 2018 by

from Christian Today: The Church Army is releasing guidance on how to evangelise millennials in an attempt to reverse a worrying lack of young people in the pews. Just 0.5 per cent of 18-24 year olds attend an Anglican church, its figures reveal, but research based on 12 case studies is aiming to...

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Archbishop’s claims against Bishop George Bell ‘irresponsible and dangerous’

Jan 18, 2018 by

by Hayley Dixon, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury has shamed his office with “irresponsible and dangerous” claims that Bishop George Bell may have been a paedophile, leading historians have said. In a letter to The Most Rev Justin Welby, seven eminent academics say that they...

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New Year’s resolution: encourage each other to be faithful

Jan 2, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Just before Christmas, on the shortest day of the year, a senior and well respected clergyman, vicar of a central London church, gave a powerful ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4. So many elements of the Christmas story, he told us, are about poverty and...

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Research highlights the importance of the church in reaching families

Dec 26, 2017 by

By Andrea Zanin, Kids Matter: A report by the Family Matters Institute (a national Christian-based charity working to address issues relating to and affecting children, young people and families) has revealed the essential role played by the Christian Church in non-commissioned, early intervention...

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Digital devotion: Can social media boost the Church’s congregation?

Dec 25, 2017 by

by Callum May, BBC: Every year in October, the Church of England publishes a meticulous set of spreadsheets showing how many people attend services. There was a second set of figures this year: it said more people see the Church’s message on social media than in the pews. According to the...

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