David Cameron: UK must defend Christian values against terror

Mar 27, 2016 by

from BBC News: The UK must “stand together and defend” its Christian values in the face of threats from terrorism, David Cameron has said in his Easter message. The prime minister said responsibility, hard work and compassion were important to people “of every faith and none”. The ideology behind attacks such as Brussels could be defeated by “standing up proudly” for those values, he added. The Archbishop of Canterbury will use his Easter sermon to urge...

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Welby: Easter means fear ‘overcome’ despite Brussels attacks

Mar 27, 2016 by

from BBC News: The Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to warn people not to give in to fear after the attacks in Brussels, in his Easter Sunday sermon later. The Most Rev Justin Welby will tell worshippers at Canterbury Cathedral that this week “risks causing us to act fearfully, to see a world in which fear triumphs”. But he will also say: “On Easter Day hope decisively overcame fear”. Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels left 28 people dead and dozens injured. The...

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Archbishop of Canterbury writes Easter Sunday message in wake of Brussels terror attacks

Mar 27, 2016 by

From Mail on Sunday: Mahama refugee camp is in a dusty valley in the south-east corner of Rwanda. A year ago, there was only some subsistence agriculture – today there are 50,000 Burundian refugees. Standing in the centre of the camp, I could see more people approaching. Among them were almost 2,000 unaccompanied children, separated from their parents during horrific attacks on the places where they lived. Each carried the story of a life turned upside down, probably altered for ever. They...

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“He is risen!” Easter Reflections

Mar 27, 2016 by

Easter reflections: Short films reflecting on Psalm 22, Easter and prayer, from the Church of England Just Pray project See what a morning (Keith and Christine Getty) The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon The resurrection of Jesus Christ and the reality of the Gospel, by Albert Mohler   The surprise of the Resurrection, by Ian Paul, Psephizo Archbishop of Canterbury writes Easter Sunday message in wake of Brussels terror attacks, MailOnline     EASTER SUNDAY – Feast...

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Anglican bishop backs remain camp, praising EU’s peacekeeping role

Mar 26, 2016 by

by Jamie Doward, Guardian: Leading cleric’s defence of union is criticised by campaigners for Britain to leave and by secular groups. A Church of England bishop has become the first high-profile cleric to wade into the EU debate in an intervention that will give succour to the remain camp. The Right Rev Alan Smith, bishop of St Albans, has made an implicitly supportive argument for the EU and its enduring role in preventing conflict. Smith observed that the EU was born out of a search for...

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Easter Messages from Anglican primates

Mar 26, 2016 by

The Anglican Communion News Service has compiled a number of Easter Messages from Anglican primates: Archbishop Winston Halapua Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Archbishop Philip Freier Australia Archbishop Fred Hiltz Canada Archbishop Justin Welby England Archbishop Michael Jackson Ireland Primus David Chillingworth Scotland Archbishop Stanley Ntagali Uganda Presiding Bishop Michael Curry The (American) Episcopal...

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Holy Saturday: marginalisation, persecution, martyrdom

Mar 26, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand (Jn 19:41f). The Messiah, the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the hope of Israel, the long-promised Saviour is dead. He lies lifeless in a tomb. For most Christians, after the intensity of the Last Supper and the Passion, this is usually a...

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Reality of the Gospel

Mar 26, 2016 by

by Albert Mohler: The Church does not have mere permission to celebrate the Resurrection, it has a mandate to proclaim the truth that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church’s discipline. The annual celebrations of Christmas and Resurrection Day force the Church to ponder again the truths of Christ’s incarnation and resurrection. Christians understand that every Lord’s Day is Resurrection Day, but this Sunday is the festival which...

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‘It’s homophobic’: Gay activists target flag bearing Christian cross

Mar 26, 2016 by

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSite: A pro-family critic is saying homosexual activists have displayed their intolerance and bigotry towards Christianity in denouncing the raising of a Christian flag outside Newfoundland’s Confederation Building. St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Network Church asked the government to raise the Christian flag to mark Easter week, where Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The white flag contains a blue box with a red cross inside. The white...

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BBC documentary highlights the work of The Christian Institute

Mar 26, 2016 by

The Christian Institute and prominent legal cases supported by the Legal Defence Fund have featured on a BBC documentary. Watch Simon Calvert talk to the BBC about the work of The Christian Institute.

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