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Book Reviews: Baptism & Confirmation & Patterns for Baptism

Book Reviews Baptism and Confirmation Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123522, 468pp, £40) Patterns for Baptism Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123492, 392pp, £25) These handsome volumes are the latest additions to Common Worship, the Church of...

The Diverse Excellencies of Jesus Christ: Gospel-Driven Anglicanism

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles The Diverse Excellencies of Jesus Christ  The American Theologian and Pastor, Jonathan Edwards (1703 -1758), once preached a sermon entitled “The Admirable Conjunction of Diverse Excellencies in Jesus Christ”. The...

The Cancelling of the Creator

The Cancelling of the Creator The headline from a national newspaper popped up on my phone: “Daniel Radcliffe is surely the world’s most ungrateful man”. It’s not a title many would be scrambling to win for themselves, but the opinion-piece made the case. Daniel...

Melville-Knox Christian School Opens in Aberdeen

Melville-Knox Christian School Opens in Aberdeen Melville-Knox Christian School Aberdeen officially opened on Monday 7th November after years of prayer, planning and organisation. We give thanks to the Lord that we have been able to reach this significant milestone;...

Barnabas Report: At Least 21 Christians Killed in Mozambique

Barnabas Report At Least 21 Christians Killed in Mozambique During October At least 21 Christians have been killed by Islamist extremists in violent attacks throughout October in northern Mozambique. Jihadists set fire to a church building and several houses in the...

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource  Sanctuary Foundation has been aiding those trying to offer assistance for those fleeing the war in Ukraine through its, “Homes for Ukraine” scheme.  The charity has been serving as a liaison by resourcing hosts and...

Annual Clive West Memorial Lecture Set for Belfast

Annual Clive West Trust Lecture Set for Belfast The 2022 Clive West Trust Lecture will take place on Thursday, 22 November at St Nicholas’ Church on the Lisburn Road in Belfast at 19:30. This year’s featured speaker is the Revd Dr Tim Ward.  Ward earned his PhD from...

Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

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On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

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Oxford Good Stewards Trust Announced in Response to Bishop of Oxford’s Revisionism

St Paul’s Banbury, Oxford Answers Bishop and Announces  The Oxford Good Stewards Trust The Revd Dan McGowan, Vicar of St Paul’s, Banbury in Oxford Diocese has answered Bishop Croft’s revisionist declarations about same-sex matters and announced the formation of The...

Barnabas Fund: Serious Food Shortages in Christian Majority Countries

Serious Food Shortages in Christian Majority Countries

Barnabas Fund

The 2022 Global Hunger Index, published on 13 October by humanitarian groups Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, outlined once again the scale of the global food crisis

As a result of “a barrage of crises” – conflict, natural disasters, the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic – hunger is increasing in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

At least 828 million people are undernourished – that is, they “lack regular access to sufficient calories” – a situation that is “an indicator of chronic hunger”.

Of these, 345 million are “facing acute food insecurity” and 50 million are “teetering on the edge of famine”.

Five of the nine countries with hunger levels ranked as “Alarming” or “Serious” by the Global Hunger Index – Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar and South Sudan – are Christian-majority nations

Of the other four – Chad, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – all have Christian minorities of various sizes. In Somalia and Yemen believers are likely to suffer severe persecution alongside hunger and poverty.

Through our food.gives initiative, and other projects, Barnabas Aid is hard at work helping our suffering brothers and sisters in these desperately impoverished parts of the world.

We have been able to send, for example, three containers of food and other practical aid to the Middle East for Christian refugees from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Yet the need remains acute. Humanly speaking it is unlikely that the ongoing hunger crisis will recede before the end of the decade. “The present global food crisis may become one of the worst disasters ever to face humanity,” says Barnabas Aid International Director Dr Patrick Sookhdeo.

Can you help us to continue caring for our suffering Christian family around the world?

Visit food.gives or phone 01793 744557 to find out more about how you or your church can donate food or other practical aid for Christians in lands of poverty and persecution.

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