Belief in God rising among Gen Z amid COVID-19 pandemic, survey finds

Jan 2, 2021 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: COVID-19 has led to a rise in the number of young people in the U.K. who are seeking and believing in God, according to a survey, challenging trends indicating that Gen Zers are the most irreligious generation. A recent YouGov survey found that Gen Zers in their late teens and early 20s are more likely to believe in God than millennials who are in their late 20s and 30s. Conducted in late November, researchers asked 2,169 people about their faith,...

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It’s Not Over – Evangelicals, Abuse and a Call for a Gospel-shaped Repentance

Jan 1, 2021 by

by David Ould: What a year 2020 has been. What seemed like a localised event far far away has spread to affect so many of us. If it’s not hit your church community yet, it can only be a matter of time. I wish I was talking about covid. But the reality is that there’s been another contagion rippling across our world: Abuse by evangelicals. It’s not over – a stream of reports of abuse The abuse has taken many forms and been revealed by many brave people. Only this last year we’ve heard...

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Shutdown of churches and ban on weddings during Covid crisis has cost Church of England ‘£150MILLION’ and could trigger a cull of parishes

Dec 28, 2020 by

by Steven Doughty, Mailonline: The shutdown of churches and the ban on church weddings and funerals has plunged the Church of England into a £150million crisis. Highly-placed sources suggest it lost £150million in donations alone during the months when collection plates went unused and fees for special services such as weddings, funerals and christenings dried up. And it is feared the Covid shortfall may have been much higher. The losses have prompted plans for sweeping money-saving reforms....

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Stonewall take another hostage

Dec 23, 2020 by

by Rob Jessel and Helen White, The Critic: At Fair Cop we spent 18 months helping to reveal Stonewall’s pernicious influence on public life. Last Tuesday, Ofcom’s chief executive, Melanie Dawes, managed it in a sentence. Pink News, the blog that breaks important stories about how everyone is a bigot, homophobe and transphobe, gleefully reported Ms Dawes’ appearance before the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee. In particular, the blog noted Ms Dawes’ comment that it was “extremely...

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Hate Crime plans would erode free speech

Dec 22, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Dr Carys Moseley comments on why new proposals to expand the law on hate crime in England and Wales would be disastrous for free speech. The Law Commission has a consultation open on simplifying and expanding the law on hate crime in England and Wales. These proposals would have a significant negative impact on free speech and freedom of religion. They are just as bad as the proposals in the Scottish Hate Crime Bill tabled by the Scottish Government. They include...

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The sex gangs whitewash

Dec 21, 2020 by

by Dan Hodges, Mailonline: Home Office report into abuse of young girls found attackers were ‘most commonly white’ despite evidence of mass grooming by Asian men… but DAN HODGES reveals the inside story of a politically correct cover-up. Last week, the long-awaited Home Office report into child grooming was finally published. Commissioned by former Home Secretary Sajid Javid, it was supposed to put the official spotlight on to one of the greatest scandals in British history –...

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