Church of Pakistan bishops condemn rejection of draft bill against forced conversions

Oct 19, 2021 by

The leadership of the Church of Pakistan (CoP) has expressed serious concern over the government’s rejection of the draft legislation against forced conversion, saying the “unilateral decision, without taking the leadership of the religious minorities on board, has increased fear and insecurity in the non-Muslim communities of the country.” According to a press statement issued after a meeting of the CoP’s bishops and members of the synod council ahead of the election for the Bishop of Karachi...

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Sir David Amess’ Christian Faith

Oct 16, 2021 by

It is sad to read the Times obituary of Sir David Amess which makes no reference at all to his Christian faith. It needs to be noted therefore that Simon Caldwell reports in the Catholic Herald that “Sir David was a dedicated Catholic who used conscience votes to uphold the right to life and the Christian understanding of marriage.” Cardinal Nicholls of Westminster has said: “David carried out his vocation as a Catholic in public life with generosity and integrity. He served in Parliament for...

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Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s conversion to Catholicism

Oct 16, 2021 by

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Bishop of Kano reports Shooting and Kidnapping at Institute in Kaduna state, Nigeria

Oct 12, 2021 by

It has been reported that some armed gunmen yesterday stormed St. Albert Institute in FAYIT community of KAGOMA in KADUNA state. Eye witness report claims that the armed gunmen invaded the School through the rear part of the school fence at the time when the students were done having dinner. The gunmen numbering between 7 and 8 were heavily armed. The security men who were on duty in the school noticed some suspicious movement and raised alarm to alert others. Upon hearing the alarm, the...

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Inescapable Convictions: Public Lecture by Lord Carey October 29th

Oct 8, 2021 by

The Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life will be hosting our next public lecture by The Rt. Rev the Lord Carey of Clifton on Friday, 29 October from 1100-1230 UK time.  The link can be found below. His title is Inescapable Convictions: A reflection on a lifetime of change and challenge. What characteristics of leadership will sustain younger leaders as they emerge to take over? https://barnabasacademia.zoom.us/j/87968386525?pwd=RnlrdVpRM0xPR1MzQXRBdmlkOFl3QT09 Meeting ID: 879 6838 6525...

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Is there good news for the poor?

Sep 30, 2021 by

Is there good news for the poor? Good News for the Poor by Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden Grove Books £3.95 Digital version also available https://grovebooks.co.uk/collections/ethics/products/e-202-good-news-for-the-poor Reviewed by Andrew Carey. Church of England Newspaper October 1 2021 From his lifelong experiences of supporting poor urban communities, Vinay Samuel writes revealingly about the spirituality which poverty brings. “The poor rarely, if ever, forget God. Their poverty will not...

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