Religious London

Jun 27, 2020 by

from Theos: London is more religious than the rest of the country. This research project seeks to map and analyse this phenomenon. (2020) London is often perceived to be different from the rest of the UK – more liberal and more secular. However, Londoners are not just more likely to belong to a particular religion, but to actively participate by, for instance, attending services on a regular basis. London’s religious micro–climate is paradoxical: a secular, liberal and cosmopolitan city in...

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Christianity and science are not incompatible

Jun 17, 2020 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: In 23 years of ordained ministry in the Church of England, I came across many people who assumed that science has ‘disproved’ Christianity. Having a blind faith in this assumption, they seemed to have been brainwashed by the educational system and the mainstream media. Young people I came across in parish ministry had been especially bamboozled into thinking that Christianity was not worth looking into because it had been shown to be out of touch...

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Our new state religion

May 31, 2020 by

by Peter Day-Milne, The Conservative Woman: […]  This attempt to make the NHS into a national altar is very dangerous. One offers worship to the thing that one sees as the source of highest values in life: theists worship God, regarded as the source of eternal truth, justice, and the like; hippie idealists worship rock stars, as the source of hippie idealism; materialists worship the shopping centre, as a source of things to buy. If the NHS is the source of any value, it is the value of...

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Taskforce of religious leaders meets with Government to develop plan to reopen churches

May 17, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: Faith leaders and the Government have met and agreed to look at the timeline for churches coming out of lockdown, including possibly allowing places of worship to open at different times dependent on their community and practice. This follows the first virtual meeting on Friday of the new Places of Worship Taskforce which includes leaders and representatives from the major faiths. Member of the task force include: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Vincent...

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VE Day and the Providence of God

May 8, 2020 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: ADOLF Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945. On May 4, at Luneberg Heath in Lower Saxony, representatives of the armed forces of the Third Reich went to General Montgomery’s headquarters and signed a paper accepting the Allies’ terms of unconditional surrender. The German delegation was led by Generaladmiral von Friedeburg, Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. On May 8, Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the Speaker...

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Many Brits are looking to faith during the coronavirus lockdown

May 3, 2020 by

from Christian Today: New research has found that faith and prayer are helping many Brits through the coronavirus lockdown. In a new study by Savanta ComRes1 for Tearfund, nearly half of UK adults (44%) said they pray, with a third of those saying they have prayed since the start of the lockdown because they believe it makes a difference. Over half of those who pray (56%) agreed that prayer changes the world. Significantly, younger adults were more likely to say they prayer regularly –...

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