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 National news stories in 2017 

January

'Helping Christians talk about their faith'
The good news of Jesus is something we all have a role in sharing - and a new website from the Evangelical Alliance aims to help us do just that 

BMS Day of Prayer: 5 February
Churches, small groups and believers all over the globe will be praying with BMS World Mission on its annual Day of Prayer

Reaching the millennial generation 
A new network that aims to resource millennials within Baptist churches and beyond is beginning to come together

BMS Action Teams: where mission begins
Mission accomplished? Three former BMS World Mission Action Teamers didn’t expect their call to overseas mission to go on, but it did

Pray for BMS this Sunday
Are you leading prayers at church on Sunday? Here’s a prayer you can use to mark the BMS Day of Prayer
 

February

Eco Church celebrates first year
A scheme to help churches undertake positive environmental steps resulted in hundreds of actions taken in its first year

Criticism over Dubs closure
Charities speak out over the Government's decision to scrap the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to Britain

'Dismay' at suspension of Dubs policy
Lynn Green joins church leaders to express concern at the intention to suspend the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied children

We found love in a helping place
No, we don’t advertise ‘falling in love’ as part of Action Teams, the BMS World Mission Christian gap year, but sometimes it happens!

Anti-poverty charities team up
The UK’s largest provider of foodbanks the Trussell Trust has formally joined forces with debt charity Christians Against Poverty

100,000+ take the 40acts challenge
More than 104,000 people have already signed up to 40acts, a Lent generosity campaign now in its seventh year

Injustice, Luther and Luther King
Want to challenge injustice? There is much to learn from Martin Luther and Martin Luther King say organisers of a new conference

New campaign targets climate change
Tearfund is calling on UK Christians to join in prayer to help the world’s poorest people to flourish in the face of climate change
 

March

The Apology, 10 years on 
Baptists are being invited to reflect on our Union’s Apology for Slavery and its practical outworking as it nears its 10th anniversary

Book honour for Chris Ellis
A new collection of essays celebrates and takes inspiration from the work of Chris Ellis, ‘our key thinker’ on Baptist worship
 

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