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Four major British Churches have criticised the Government's proposals for a new way of measuring child poverty in the UK.
Baptists have left the Baptist Assembly in London with a message of hope for the future.
Prime Minister David Cameron has heard all about the benefits of being in the Girls' Brigade last week.
Girls' Brigade England and Wales has been selected to work on a £10 million government-funded project to help transform lives and communities, alongside other members of a youth work coalition called Youth United.
Girls' Brigade England and Wales is to move its headquarters from Didcot to a new base at Cliff College in Derbyshire.
Students, staff and parents across the Oasis family of academies are celebrating after achieving another improved set of GCSE results
A step in the right direction - but unfinished business.
New resources to help the conversation around homosexuality have been made available by Fresh Streams, the Baptist word and spirit network.
The interplay between theological faithfulness and theological freedom formed the basis of the last ever George Beasley-Murray Memorial lecture.
Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham helped London schoolchildren wrap and pack shoeboxes, as part of Operation Christmas Child's campaign to reach their 100 millionth child with a gift-filled shoebox this year.
More than 145 people came to the Emmanuel Centre for the Assembly day conference specifically for the smaller churches in the Baptist family, writes Hilary Taylor.
'Financial challenges remain', said Malcolm Broad, the Union's Treasurer during his presentation at the Baptist Assembly
There could be an increased involvement by African and Caribbean churches with Girls’ Brigade England and Wales and The Boys’ Brigade after a networking event was described as an 'answer to prayer'.
A conference exploring English identity has been organised by a Chennai-born Baptist minister who grew up in a Hindu family.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain has joined forces with the Children's Society and other church leaders to call on the government to make free school meals available to all children in poverty.
A popular monthly evangelistic newspaper is producing a special edition for the London Olympics featuring the testimonies of well-known British athletes.
Ernie Whalley has promised to bring some 'Northern straight talk' to the role of BUGB President when he takes on the role next year.
Stand firm and don't give into the pressures to conform to the 'idols of our time'. That was the message of a creative and interactive Bible study that started day two of the Baptist Assembly in Blackpool.
Church from Scratch (CFS), a highly distinctive Baptist church, was the topic of a presentation during the Assembly day conference 'Dissenting descendants'.
Baptists need to discard the word 'independence' in order to rediscover a greater form of associating and networking together.
We desire God and God desires us
Campaigners can now change the world from the palm of their hand, thanks to a new app developed by Tearfund.
'The Rugby Winter Shelter for me, is what the theologians of liberation call praxis,' said the Revd Dr Michael Bochenksi, 'Practical action rooted in the Bible's message prioritising the needs of God's poor in a given town or area.
Four in ten people say their debts are driving them to contemplate suicide, new research by a Christian debt counselling charity has revealed.
Four major Churches, representing more than one million people across Britain, have stated that Government cuts are unjust and that the most vulnerable will pay a disproportionate price in the Government’s austerity measures.
Given Assembly's London setting, it was fitting there was a distinct multicultural flavour to communion on Sunday morning.
Could you turn off your mobile for just one day to make a stand for the victims of war, sexual violence and corruption in Africa? That's the question being asked this weekend - on Sunday 30 June.
The corporate world should echo Jimmy Carr's tax pledge, according to international development charity Christian Aid.
The winners of the 2012 BUGB Communications Awards have been revealed exclusively to The Baptist Times.
'God loves you, he cares about your life - this is the Christian message.' Evangelist Roger Murphy of Through Faith Missions is speaking through a microphone to a growing crowd of people just around the corner from the Olympic Stadium.
Following Christ's example of travelling to the places where it might be assumed God is not to be found, wanted, or even needed will be a feature of this year's Baptist Assembly in Scotland.
UK-linked tax havens are at the centre of a global financial system that encourages crime, corruption and aggressive tax avoidance in developing countries, reveals a new report from the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign.
New research has identified five types of churches which are bucking the trend in reaching and discipling the 'missing generation' of people in their 20s and 30s.
Church leaders have welcomed George Osborne’s plans to increase grants to cover VAT increase on alterations to listed places of worship.
Churches are offering their support to the people of New Addington, London following the tragic death of Tia Sharp.
Four major British Churches have warned that the Government's draft Energy Bill would set the UK up for failure on carbon targets
Churches in the town where the Paralympic movement was born have co-ordinated a bumper free festival to coincide with the opening of the Games tonight.
Thousands of churches have fresh confidence thanks to the success of London 2012.
Churches are offering people an advent calendar with a difference this Christmas to highlight the plight of the homeless.
The Methodist Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church are among 55 organisations calling on MPs to vote in favour of a decarbonisation measure in the House of Commons on 4 June.
As churches across Britain prepare to celebrate Peacemaking Sunday on 23 September, church leaders have written to William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, highlighting the importance of the recent United Nations negotiations over the Arms Trade Treaty and n
Three major British Churches have voiced their disappointment that the Rio+20 Earth Summit has not made progress on the environmental challenges that face the global community.
Giving the go-ahead for more gaming machines on the high street threatens to trigger a surge in problem gambling, church groups have warned after Parliament published its report into gambling.
Baptists have joined several denominations in backing a call, endorsed by new Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Justin Welby, for urgent steps to prevent hundreds of thousands of children being plunged into poverty.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain has joined the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church in calling on the Foreign Secretary to distance the UK Government from the United States Government's practice of using missiles to target individuals suspec
Baptist churches that hosted celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee over the weekend have been excited by the response from their communities.
A national charity for church treasurers has issued revised guidance on the changes to Gift Aid.
Just over half of UK Christians would be prepared to pay more for their internet usage if it meant greater restrictions on the accessing of porn.
Christians need to have less fear of the media and be bolder about proclaiming the gospel
Christians from different cultures have been challenged to find new ways of working alongside each other to arrest a decline at the heart of denominational life.
A new global Christian campaign taking a stand against corruption has been launched in London.
Human rights campaigners in Wales are urging Foreign Secretary William Hague to make a fresh public plea for the return of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay
Christian Aid has praised Andrew Mitchell, the former head of the Department for International Development (DfID) - but believes the department needs to do more end dependency on aid.
Children at the Baptist Assembly went back in time to explore what church is all about - then zoomed to the future to reflect on what it might look like in the years to come.
Churches have been given the opportunity to win tickets to the red-carpet premiere of the digitally remastered Chariots of Fire in London.
Four of Britain's Churches have called on Chancellor George Osborne to 'end myths about poverty' in the Budget on Wednesday.
A new worship song by Graham Kendrick and a reflection from Adrian Plass are part of a series of resources have been created to help churches mark this year's Sea Sunday.
We need to stop being Christians 'up to a point' - and give our lives fully to Jesus.
A campaign for a national day to celebrate the contributions of those who have come from overseas to Britain is gathering pace.
People attending the popular Gorsley Festival in Herefordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend will get three Calvers for the price of one.
Where are the 18-30 year olds in our churches – and how to resource the ones who are?
The Baptist Union of Great Britain has invited churches to take part in a day of prayer on 9 September.
One of the most familiar faces in our Baptist Union of Great Britain is moving to pastures new.
Christianity must engage with and respect other faiths. That is the view of public theologian and regular Greenbelt speaker Brian McLaren which he will share with UK audiences later this month.
BMS World Mission general director the Revd David Kerrigan has asked Chancellor George Osborne to maintain the promise of allocating 0.7 per cent of the UK's national income to overseas aid in next week's budget.
BMS World Mission has announced that, following an extensive re-tendering exercise for banking services, it will retain the services of Barclays.
A new survey suggests that while individual church members may have a significant interest in donating blood and organs, it is not encouraged by UK churches as part of their committed Christian giving.
An alliance of Churches representing Christians from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland has written to the Prime Minister asking for an apology on behalf of the Government for misrepresenting the poor.
One of the Assembly day conferences looked at the challenges and opportunities for churches in the Big Society.
Thousands are expected to attend a rally in London on Saturday to demand that world leaders tackle the causes of global hunger.
A new resolve for evangelism - that was the response from the Southern Counties Baptist Association following the visit of Union president Chris Duffett at the weekend.
‘It’s time to go, to close the letter, to leave Blackpool, to go on being lights that shine in the darkness of Philippi, to go on shining in Manchester and Birmingham, Glasgow, Bridgend and Belfast.’
Baptists have warmly welcomed the appointment of the Revd Justin Welby as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, citing his wisdom, mediation skills and commitment to mission.
'God only works through Christians', 'Other faiths only engage in Inter Faith relations to convert us' and 'We can't work alongside people of other faiths'
Do you want to spend more time serving God? The mission department of the Baptist Union of Great Britain has teamed up with four organisations to offer individuals of any age the opportunity of a gap year or time out.
Baptist minister the Revd Roland Wort has been appointed as an Honorary Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.
Members of a Baptist church which is upgrading its listed building have backed calls to oppose an unpopular VAT increase in the recent budget.
Baptists are being invited to join an estimated 80,000 people at a day of prayer and worship at Wembley Stadium on 29 September. 30,000 have already ordered tickets for this major event being headed up by Jonathan Oloyede.
The former offices of the Baptist Union of Great Britain is to be redeveloped into a hotel
Baptist minister Bob Wilson leading a service at HMP Wayland. It was filmed by Songs by PraiseA Baptist minister appeared on Songs of Praise on Sunday as churches across the UK were encouraged to focus on everything related to prisons this week.
There was Baptist involvement at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
The Baptist Assembly is to return to the seaside in 2013 with an all British Baptist line-up of speakers.
The Revds Jonathan Edwards and David KerriganThe Baptist Assembly has the opportunity to appoint the Revd Lynn Green as the next general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Baptists churches have been encouraged to take part in a national day of prayer and worship at Wembley stadium later this year.
Fifty confirmed atheists have begun a 40-day prayer experiment to investigate whether God exists.
Recapturing the radical spirit of the early Baptists by supporting pioneering ministries was among the range of opinions expressed on the future of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) on Sunday.
A creative campaign has been organised to combat human trafficking throughout the Olympics.
There has been a mixed reaction to news that Girlguiding has dropped the word God from its Promise.
The governors of the Northern Baptist Learning Community have announced that the Revd Glen Marshall and the Revd Dr Clare McBeath are to be appointed as Co-Principals.
Andy Frost has been appointed to lead Crossing London mission initiative following the withdrawal of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association earlier this year.
The likelihood a sex offender attends your church is incredibly high, an Assembly seminar audience was told.
From street games in a bustling Brick Lane to having the last few sentences of his sermon drowned out amid clapping and stamping of feet, the Revd Jonathan Edwards experienced two very different expressions of Baptist life on Sunday.
A shared Baptist Daily Office; a commitment to prayer and attentiveness; to gathering through cell groups and an annual convocation - such are the features of a new, and rare, Baptist Order.
A letter thanking Her Majesty The Queen for 60 years of service containing thousands of comments and signatures including over 200 responses from Baptist churches has been delivered to Buckingham Palace.
Baptist churches and everyone within them has a 'royal decree' to reach the un-reached with Jesus - and they need to think of new ways of doing it.
The makers of a new film on Baptist identity are excited by the reaction it has received.
Baptist churches in the UK have been encouraged to maximise the potential of social media.
The Revd Dr Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, will deliver the lecture
Total attendance has jumped 16 per cent in seven years
A BBC television programme that spoke of a ‘benefits dependency culture’, breached the corporation's own rules ...
A band of forgotten women were hugely influential in the rise of Christianity - but their contribution has been neglected
Answering Mendel's Dwarf: Thinking Theologically About Human Genetic Selection
The church in Iran is growing faster than any time in history
A Nigerian athlete competing in the Olympics for the first time has revealed the importance of her Christian faith - both in the good times and bad
The scandal of world hunger could soon be ended if the revenues that developing countries lose through tax dodging were available to them to invest in agricultural development, says a new report from Christian Aid
To live well as God's people we need to be remembering and telling stories of people who have gone before us, as well as our own
Evangelist Chris Duffett, the current president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, is looking for your stories of sharing the gospel
Political commentator and Daily Telegraph journalist Peter Oborne called for tax dodgers to be named and shamed at a Christian Aid-organised debate on the morality of tax dodging.
More than half British adults (56 per cent) believe that tax avoidance by multinational companies, while a technically legal way of reducing what they owe the taxman, is morally wrong
According to a survey by the BUGB Mission Department 87 per cent of churches that took part said they would definitely do it again next year with 13 per cent saying they may do it again. No church said they would definitely not run the initiative in 2013.
The Baptist Men's Movement met recently for its annual conference, where delegates were challenged to let go of how things have been done in the past, and in the words of one speaker, 'to pick up the Bible and run with it'. New chair Tony Aylward reports
A number of Baptists have teamed up with Greenbelt to organise an exciting one-day festival in December
Spurgeon's College has announced it has sealed a new validation agreement with the University of Manchester. Under the agreement, the University will begin validating the College's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, starting this academic year
Spurgeon's College has announced it has now become one of the few theological colleges in Great Britain to be granted 'Highly Trusted Sponsor Status' with the UK Border Agency
Spurgeon's College has appointed its first lay and female Chair of Governors
Churches have been given a major confidence boost thanks to their mission activities around the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, becomes Chair of Christian Aid's Board of Trustees on 1 May with a plea to Christians to become agents of social justice
The number of people donating organs after death has risen 50 per cent since 2008, it has been announced - but more donors are needed and the Church has been called on to help in a campaign backed by the Baptist Union of Great Britain
Christians and churches across the country are being encouraged to pray and make a noise and join in the nationwide mass bell ringing planned for Friday, the day of the official opening of the 2012 Games
A new resource that will enable churches to help people gain employment has launched 6 March
Baptists have been challenged to expand their horizons of what church is - and re-imagine what it can be
Nearly 40 per cent of Acute Hospital Trusts in England have fewer chaplains than they did in 2009. In addition 47 per cent have reduced the hours that chaplains are on duty
A record-breaking 100,000 people have received emergency food from its church-led foodbanks in just six months
The recognition of Baptist ministers transferred to the fully accredited list and the valediction of BMS World Mission workers took place on the Saturday evening session at the Baptist Assembly
The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) has joined a number of faith groups and campaigners in asking for St George to be representative of all English peoples.
Joy and hope in the local church come with the right approach to being God's people - and the Apostle Paul has much to tell us about what this approach is
Christians should never be more ready to give a coherent response for their faith, particularly in an age where atheists are more aggressive
The UK's two biggest supermarkets are to stock a religious-themed Easter egg for the first time
A packed ecumenical service, aid agencies working together, inspiring addresses from the likes of Danny Boyle, an incredible art installation, a genuine sense that global hunger can be tackled - these were some of the highlights from Baptists who attended
To attract the missing generations of young adults, churches have been encouraged to be more flexible and show more support for that age group among their congregations
A rally has been organised to equip and mobilise people to make a stand for the vulnerable who are at risk from any change in the law on assisted suicide
Whether we like it or not, social media is here and its potential for communication and new relationships present Christians with a range of theological issues to ponder
So said Jeff Taylor, chair of the BMS Board of Trustees, as he welcomed delegates to the BMS AGM
The Revd Jonathan Edwards has been appointed as the first Executive Ambassador for the charity Prospects
Proposals to criminalise those who purchase sexual services in Scotland is the best approach to help tackle sexual exploitation by reducing demand, according to the charity Christian Action Education Research (CARE)
Thousands of people are expected to take part in a day of prayer for the Baptist Union of Great Britain on Sunday
Delegates gave the Revd Jonathan Edwards a standing ovation as he made his farewell Assembly address as General Secretary.
Members of Baptist churches have been invited to continue praying for Baptist Union Council, which meets in just over two weeks (12 - 14 November).
The Baptist Assembly 2012 has opened as normal with a time of prayer for the gathering
Prayers are being sought for Baptist Union Council, which is looking at potential new ways of working for the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) during a specially convened meeting this week
Poverty won't end until global corruption is eradicated. That was the view of Dr Tony Campolo as he addressed UK parliamentarians from both houses and parties in Portcullis House at the House of Commons on Wednesday
Philip Putman, the Head of Finance and Administration at the Baptist Union of Great Britain, retires this week
A prominent Government minister and the architect of the Big Society have praised people of faith following the official launch of a report showing the total contribution by churches to social initiatives is worth more than £2.5bn per annum
Though they may be physically present, more and more parents are becoming 'absent in the home' and struggling to give their children the emotional support they need due to long work hours and financial pressures
New resources have been produced for churches wanting to engage with their communities around the latest George Lucas film
'If God's way of reaching the world was through the incarnation of Christ, then our way of reaching the world must also be incarnational'
The tragedy in Boston has made a keen rugby player representing a Baptist charity even more determined to complete the London Marathon this weekend
The AGMs of BMS World Mission and the Baptist Union of Great Britain were held in the same session on Sunday morning
Millions of Britons are boycotting companies seen to be avoiding their fair share of UK tax, new research from Christian Aid reveals
Dr Nigel Wright has announced he will retire as principal of Spurgeon's College at the end of the next academic year. He will turn 65 during the subsequent academic year
A new website which seeks to play a part in addressing the lack of 18-30 year olds in Baptist churches has been launched
A new resource from the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Arise Ministries helping churches become fully intergenerational, providing a lasting discipleship for its children and young people
Local authorities have expressed how vital faith organisations are - as well as outlining areas for improvement
“What’s the point? Why am I here? Can we possibly be on our own?”
A new way to learn practical theology and church skills has been announced by Spurgeon's College
New resources to help churches work together at the heart of their communities have been launched by HOPE, the national mission charity
Photos of Baptist churches and events can now be shared more freely following the creation of a new group on the photograph sharing website Flickr
People interested in exploring new forms of church and ministry can now be accredited as pioneers by our Baptist Union of Great Britain
A new Bible story themed resource pack for people with learning difficulties is being launched at next week's Greenbelt Festival
A new Baptist Heritage Centre which brings the story of BMS World Mission to life has opened - just yards from the very first meeting of the organisation more than 200 years ago
Spurgeon's College has announced two major new appointments - the Vice Principal and a tutor in Theology and Public Thought
The Northern Baptist Learning Community has announced the appointment of the Revd Dr Tim Mountain to the position of tutor
At the very same moment the General Synod voted to reject women bishops on Tuesday night, dozens of women joined MPs in the House of Commons to launch a new network to empower women
The third annual National Day of Prayer for parent and toddler groups will take place on Sunday 2 June 2013, and is timed to coincide with National Family week
Wrestler Sem Shilimela, won a silver medal at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and is a total believer that with God on his side, anything is possible
The London School of Theology is celebrating its 70 years of training by hosting a music festival with a theological twist
An analysis of how power is used and abused in multi-cultural churches will be presented at the next conference at Spurgeon's College
A six year old who aimed to raise £60 to tackle poverty after watching a Tearfund film has seen his appeal snowball
There is a real sense that Baptists want to wrestle with the issue of how to respond to faithful, same sex relationships
For a small inner city church with limited resources Victoria Park Baptist in Bow is having a busy Olympics.
A course which helps Christians to explore mission on the margins of church life has received a new recognition.
The nominations for the latest Christian New Media Awards have been announced - and feature a number of Baptists.
Ministers and mission workers joined each other on the Assembly stage on Saturday.
The newly inaugurated Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Dr Daleep Mukarji, called on the Methodist people to 'speak out, take sides,' and 'stand up for justice' in his inaugural address to the Methodist Conference.
Christian worship leader Matt Redman picked up two awards at the 55th Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Making your church more accessible to the disabled does not make you inclusive.
The Government's new Energy Bill must prioritise low carbon power, say five of Britain's major Churches.
The Revd Lynn Green has been unanimously elected as the next general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales passed through the House of Lords on Tuesday.
The leader of the largest church in the UK outside London revealed to Baptist ministers why it has achieved enormous growth over the last few years.
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Baptists from the past and present are celebrated in a newfilm that has been launched on You Tube.
A church teaming up with a slimming club is just one example of the many ways Baptists will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this Bank Holiday weekend.
A recommendation by the Evangelical Alliance to the BBC that religious literacy forms part of the mainstream programme of training for journalists is reflected in the latest report by the BBC Trust.
The Revd Dr Giles Fraser is a guest speaker at a conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church in February.
The Revd Jenni Entrican has been officially elected as the next Vice President of our Baptist Union.
Why don't white people go to black churches? And why do some black people go to white-led churches?
The Baptist Union of Great Britain has endorsed a statement by the Inter Faith Network for the UK in the wake of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
Are Muslims taking over the country? Does inter faith engagement mean we sell out on our beliefs and weaken our faith?
Bristol Baptist College - the world's oldest Baptist College - has received a highly encouraging inspection.
Church planting experience in the UK will be brought into creative dialogue with overseas mission at this year's Baptist Assembly.
Excitement about the future and the deepening relationships in Wales are at the heart of this year's Baptist Assembly there.
'I am convinced that the health of a church is intimately related to the quality of the preaching.'
Church-led foodbanks doubled the number of people they fed over the last 12 months.
Want to improve your evangelism to the local community? A Baptist minister has suggested a six step outreach strategy could help - and has even written an App to capture it.
This year's Baptist Assembly will draw from the past to look to the future.
The campaign for justice that led to the enquiry into the Hillsborough tragedy has inspired a new Advent resource by a Baptist regional minister.
A former Army Bandmaster and veteran of the first Gulf War has been appointed new business manager at Spurgeon's College.
How do you reach the missing generation of young adults?
The first ever Baptist youth concert saw 40 people make a commitment to Christ, reports Chris Hall
Churches have been encouraged to write to their MPs about the relaxation in Sunday trading laws during the Olympics
Launch of significant new report and recommendations for churches and ecumenical bodies on International Women's Day
The London School of Theology is offering a fully-funded, part-time study place in a new competition
The last of the Westminster Faith Debates - and Jonathan Barr of the Joint Public Issues Team was there
Christian unity - and challenges - at the Preston Guild
A Baptist minister led the final prayer of blessing at a vigil in the centre of Liverpool to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy on Wednesday
As befits an Olympic year, the Baptist Assembly in Wales held last weekend, in a rain-lashed Carmarthen, centred around a theme of 'running the race together'
A mission agency which has commissioned dozens of people to undertake church planting in tough urban situations is marking its 15th birthday this weekend - with a distinct nod to Baptist history
Evangelism is a word that can evoke fear in Christians, but Chris Duffett continued to offer a compelling case as to why churches and Christians should be giving it a go
Thousands of people took part in the Day of Prayer for the Baptist Union of Great Britain on Sunday - and to build on that momentum specific prayer points from Association will now be uploaded to the BUGB website each Friday
A new campaign to secure better rights for disabled people around the world - and to inspire churches to celebrate the faith and excellence of Paralympians - was launched at the Baptist Assembly
A new poll of Christians reveals overwhelming acceptance that there is a need in the UK for missionaries from overseas.
Religious leaders from across the G8 countries have called on heads of government to follow the UK in fulfilling existing commitments to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on aid
Five speakers shared their journey from the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America to Britain in an Assembly day conference
Evidence and statistics have been misused, misrepresented and manipulated by politicians and the media to create myths that blame and stigmatise the most vulnerable in society, according to a new, hard-hitting church report
The Revd Bernard Green, former general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning surrounded by family
Thousands watched a stunning re-enactment of Jesus’ life last week, despite the often rainy weather
Thousands of attractive postcards asking, "at what moment in your life did you feel most fully alive?" are greeting cinema goers across the country
Thirty-two thousand Christians united in prayer for the nation at an expectant and uplifted Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
A number of Baptist Associations will be exploring the legacy of Martin Luther King’s seminal ‘I Have a Dream…’ speech this autumn
Hundreds of festival goers signed up to become blood and organ donors at Greenbelt last month for the fleshandblood campaign, supported by the Baptist Union of Great Britain
The majority of Britons believe that company owners should not be allowed to keep their identities secret.....
Leaders from the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB), the United Reformed Church (URC) and the Methodist Church in Britain have given thanks for the decision of the UK Parliament to reject military action in Syria
How can different Christian and other faith traditions work better for social justice? Report from a conference that has just looked at this very issue
This is more than simply re-organising the available information or maintaining a fresh and contemporary design
Five Christians were arrested on Tuesday for blockading the entrance to an arms fair in London.
A new stage of Baptist life began this week, as the Revd Lynn Green started her term as General Secretary alongside the launch of a new website, identity and magazine
Two events are taking place next month to launch a year of mission in 2014.
Horizons is the free training platform for leaders in youth and children ministry throughout the European Baptist Federation
Senior leaders from five Churches will meet with politicians at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences this month.
Significant numbers of churches are now involved in the provision of a food bank - but what can they do to tackle the root causes of food poverty?
Guests from all over the UK travelled to the West Midlands to share in the uplifting service at Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church on Sunday.
International develop charities respond to IPCC report on climate change and global warming
Tuesday’s service saw him become just the 12th Principal in the College’s 157 year history.
Anti-corruption movement issues open letter to world Government, business and church leaders
Churches could be doing a lot more to help people who are unemployed, according to a new report by the Evangelical Alliance.
Low-income customers are being charged up to six times the retail cost of furniture by the booming rent-to-own sector
GB backing a campaign to remove pictures of topless women from a national newspaper.
The church has a responsibility to oppose racism that still persists, even in the church: Neville Callam delivers the annual Sam Sharpe Lecture
An ambitious exhibition of previously unseen original texts, manuscripts and artefacts to open in the Angus Library
A season of prayer leading to HOPE 2014 is launched in front of 40,000 people at the Excel Centre
Hosted by Housing Justice, the national Christian housing and homelessness campaigning charity
As Catalyst Live 2013 approaches, Sharon Dirckx talks about the intersection of science and faith in her life
Religious Education has been the subject of a number of recent reports: analysis from the Baptist Education Group
Few tickets remain for the BMS-organised theology event later in November
The headline speaker had to pull out, but the event saw a great deal of hope for the newly-forged future
A dedicated adoption and fostering information line for faith communities is launched
The mission of missionaries and church leaders from the majority world in the UK
Romance Academy’s Rachel Gardner has been appointed as president of Girls’ Brigade England and Wales.
Claire and Mark Ord, former mission workers in Italy, are to share director’s role at BMS World Mission’s training facility.
Churches across England and Wales are being invited to get to know their local prison
New ministry aims to equip Christians to share the gospel confidently with those who are beyond their church buildings
General Synod votes overwhelmingly on legislation that will pave way for ordination of female bishops
A project providing opportunities to learn about the part Baptists played in the history of the UK and the world
The Kick London website was chosen from over 100 entries in the Best Christian Organisation Website category
He’s lectured at the White House and will be speaking at BMS World Mission’s Catalyst Live
Jurgen Moltmann encouraged Christians to hold onto hope and warned against despair at Catalyst Live
Incarnate Network gathering: 'You will learn from stories of pioneering in different contexts'
Baptist minister commissioned as the charity’s new chief executive at 10th birthday celebrations
Initiative which seeks to identify and support 400 new Baptist pioneers over the next five years
Two stalwarts of a Baptist audio ministry to those who are blind have recorded final programme.
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