1 million hours of prayer for the Tokyo Olympics

Jul 26, 2021 by

by Marty Woods, Christian Today: As all eyes turn to Tokyo for the Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese Christians are inviting the global Church to unite for one million hours of prayer for the spiritual transformation of their nation. In Japan committed believers make up less than one percent of the population, It is the second largest un-reached people group in the world. Less than one per cent of its 126 million population attend church. Japan 1 Million is led by the Japan international...

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Victory for pro-life freedoms

Jun 25, 2021 by

from SPUC: Pro-abortion MP, Rupa Huq met with defeat yesterday when her amendment to criminalise pro-lifers was rejected by a Commons commitee. This is a significant victory for pro-life freedoms. A huge thank you to all the SPUC supporters who sent a submission calling for nationwide buffer zones to be dismissed from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. It was an outrageous move on the part of Rupa Huq MP to seek legislation to criminalise pro-lifers who want to pray outside...

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Will we soon see pastors prosecuted for saying the Lord’s Prayer?

Jun 21, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: If leading LGBT campaigner Jayne Ozanne gets her way, Christian pastors could be banned from saying the Lord’s Prayer with same-sex attracted people. Ms Ozanne, a member of the Church of England’s governing body, the General Synod, was on the government’s LGBT advisory panel. But she resigned in March claiming the government was creating a “hostile environment” for LGBT people. Yet the Conservative government has complied with her...

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Chaplain-led courtroom prayers ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

May 25, 2021 by

by Emily Wood, Christian Post: A judge has issued a decree banning a Christian Texas judge from opening his courtroom proceedings in prayer, providing a legal victory to a prominent secular legal organization. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit established to promote a strict separation of church and state, won a challenge to prohibit Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace from an area north of Houston in Montgomery County, from opening his courtroom with...

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Covid Prayer Notes and the Queen

Apr 20, 2021 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Here are this weeks prayer notes (I prepare them very week for the Christians United ‘Call to Prayer)  It strikes me that all the promises about society getting back to normal because of the vaccine are coming unstuck.  The world has just had the worst week for Covid infections, the UK is progressing but staying with some draconian restrictions, and Australia has decided to turn itself into a giant prison – apparently, the policy is that we won’t be let out...

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Why I can’t stop worrying about this Church of England prayer

Mar 27, 2021 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: Oh dear. I’m about to be criticised for being a curmudgeonly fault-finder who has nothing better to do than nit-pick over words. As it happens, I do have many better things to do – but on this occasion (miraculously) I seem to be a little ahead of schedule. And, also, sometimes there are things you feel you really have to write about. So let us ask ourselves this question: when the Church of England produces a prayer for a National Day of Reflection (as...

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