6,000 join broadcast Call to Repentance and Prayer

May 6, 2020 by

from Church of England Newspaper: On Saturday 25 April, over 6,000 people joined a live-streamed Call to Repentance and Prayer organised by Voice for Justice UK (VfJUK). As VfJUK CEO Lynda Rose explained, on this date in 590 AD, Rome was miraculously delivered from plague after a call to repentance and prayer led by the new Pope, Gregory 1. Rome at the time was known for its corruption, moral decadence, immorality, and general decline. In his inaugural address to the crowds, Gregory...

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Let priests pray in their churches

May 4, 2020 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: Tomorrow the bishops of the Church of England will meet to consider the growing opposition to their policy of banning clergy from saying prayers in their churches. To recap: on 24 March the Archbishops of Canterbury and York wrote to the clergy of the Church of England with the following instruction: “Our church buildings must now be closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church...

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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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Archbishop of Canterbury launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

Apr 27, 2020 by

From Church of England website: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up...

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Court awards atheist group $456K over public school graduation prayer lawsuit

Apr 19, 2020 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A court awarded an atheist group approximately $456,000 after they won a years-long lawsuit against a South Carolina school district for holding graduation ceremonies with prayer and hymns. Last year, the American Humanist Association won a lawsuit against Greenville County School District for their practice of holding graduation ceremonies with sectarian religious elements. The U.S. District Court for South Carolina awarded AHA $446,466 in attorney fees...

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Week of Prayer starts this Sunday

Apr 15, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: There’s not long to go before our Week of Prayer. It runs from this Sunday, 19 April, until Saturday 25 April. Please also encourage others in your church to pray. Consider meeting together online to pray if you can. Download the Week of Prayer leaflet and find specific points for prayer and thanksgiving. DOWNLOAD

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