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Archbishop Calls for Listening and Unity

Archbishop Calls for Listening and Unity Justin Welby Appeals to General Synod Before Vital Debate The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to General Synod for greater listening and unity. He addressed the membership ahead of their three-day gathering, expected to...

Anglican Myth #3: The Bishop is the Focus of Unity

Anglican Futures Anglican Myth #3: The Bishop is the Focus of Unity "Plural Truth", "Walking Together", call it what you like, in the Archbishop of Canterbury's understanding of the church, God no longer speaks clearly through the Scriptures, instead he speaks through...

St Helen’s Bishopsgate “Pauses Contributions to Common Fund”

St Helen’s Bishopsgate “Pauses Contributions to Common Fund” The Standing Committee of the PCC of St Helen’s Bishopsgate has written to the Bishop of London to make plain their theological opposition to the proposed same-sex blessings proffered by the House of...

Hull Parish Rejects Authority of Archbishop of York Over False Teaching

Hull Parish Rejects Authority of Archbishop of York Over False Teaching St Andrew’s Kirk Ella has written a very direct letter to the Archbishop of York about his support for the same-sex blessings proposals.  In the letter, they pull no punches and announce that with...

Barnabas Fund Report: African Hospitals Give Thanks for PPE as Ebola Breaks Out in Uganda

Barnabas Fund Report African Hospitals Give Thanks for PPE as Ebola Breaks Out in Uganda Christian hospitals in Africa have given heartfelt thanks for a huge consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) shipped by Barnabas Aid’s medical.gives programme. “We want...

His Majesty’s Declaration Pertaining to the Use and Understanding the Articles of Religion

His Majesty’s Declaration Pertaining to the Use and Understanding the Articles of Religion Words do have meaning and particularly when they pertain to how we are to understand the doctrines of the Church.  In an earlier era, under a different monarch named Charles,...

Keene Review: Finding Your Best Identity

Finding Your Best Identity A short Christian introduction to identity, sexuality and gender Andrew Bunt IVP, 2022 (ISBN: 9781789744200, 90pp, £8.99)   The most casual glance at biblical passages such as Matthew 6 or 1 John 2 indicates that ‘the world’ is entirely...

CEEC Calls for Action

CEEC Calls for Action  Offers the Church of England a Better Way Forward After failing to provide a quick substantive answer to the Blessings Proposals  by the House of Bishops, the CEEC has responded in a very clear way in stating its opposition to what has been...

Thomas Cromwell: The Man Behind the Curtain

Thomas Cromwell The Man Behind the Curtain By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins So many “Thomases” in the 16th century, it’s hard to keep them straight! Thomas Cromwell was beheaded July 28, 1540 by order of King Henry VIII for the crime of treason and heresy, but his real...

New Bishop for Complementarian Churches Consecrated

New Bishop for Complementarian Churches Consecrated The Revd Rob Munro was consecrated as Bishop of Ebbsfleet on Thursday 2 February in a service at Canterbury Cathedral.   In keeping with the complementarian understanding of ministry, Bishop Munro was consecrated to...

Pakistani Christian Widows Need Help

Pakistani Christian Widows Need YOUR Help

The Barnabas Fund is collecting funds to aid Pakistani Christian widows and children.  What follows is the story of a woman named Riffat.  Their website:  www.barnabasfund.org has details on how to aid and pray.

Riffat’s husband was killed when a suicide bomber attacked a church in Youhanabad, Lahore, on a Sunday morning in March 2015.  Her sons Joshua (now 12) and Almitiya (now 8) still miss their dad, especially when they see other children with their fathers. Without her husband’s earnings, Riffat struggled even to feed the family. The local shop refused to give her food on credit, knowing her financial situation. But Riffat says the monthly food parcels she now gets from Barnabas make her feel like the widow whose oil and flour never ran out after she fed Elijah (1 Kings 17:8-16).

 “My heart cries when I see my young children working alongside me,” says Samina, a Christian widow who works in a brick-kiln. The family have suffered much sickness, and her husband died of a heart attack. A daughter also died. One of the sons has seizures and Samina finds it increasingly difficult to handle him when this happens. When she herself is ill, she has to keep making bricks or the family would be evicted from the room they live in at the brick-kiln. “The monthly food package is a big blessing for us,” says Samina, “May God bless you. Amen!”

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