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National news stories in 2014

 

Churches across the UK challenged to become long term advocates of blood and organ donation
More likely to report low levels of anxiety, depression and fatigue - and higher presence of meaning in life - new study
More than three million families are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter
People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to be involved in low level crime and delinquency
Fresh expressions of church are having a major impact on growth, according to new research
A Baptist minister is supporting a community at the heart of the controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street
The 2013 Home Mission appeal has clocked in at just below £4m
Challenge to Christians in the seventh Poverty and Homelessness Action Week
GB Ministries, the Girls’ Brigade and Arise Ministries in mission together, has relocated to a new base in Derbyshire
'Using statistics to fit a narrative that stigmatises the most vulnerable in society as scroungers'
Thousands engaged with an initiative that enables all kinds of people to be involved in the Christmas story
It's going to be a long haul, say Baptist ministers at the heart of communities affected by the floods
Delegates will be encouraged to understand God as ‘bigger than anything we can possibly conceive’ this year
DWP only shows a carefully selected 'airbrushed' picture of UK welfare reform, say churches
Of the almost 10 million gift-filled shoeboxes collected for Operation Christmas Child, 900,000 came from the UK
Free Churches attack the Government over ‘misleading’ use of statistics to explain welfare policy
The End Hunger Fast campaign aims to bring a national focus on why people are going hungry
Three major British Churches say the Government’s strategy fails to provide a credible plan to tackle child poverty
General Secretary Lynn Green is among those taking part
A website telling the stories of women who have had significant ministries has been created by a Baptist minister
A Baptist minister joined others in handing in a petition calling on the Government to act on UK food poverty
Churches say George Osborne's announcement is 'irresponsible'
Bishop’s prayer calls for courage and “the will to end the hunger that shames our society”
Defence Committee report confirms the likelihood of UK drones having been used by US drone operators
A resource designed to empower Christians to engage in campaigning for the global poor launches
EA calls on David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Milliband to put issue of hunger firmly on the political agenda
Tributes have poured in for a student at Spurgeon’s College who died in the early hours of Monday morning
Don't just accept the ‘brightest and best’ immigrants, and show greater humanity towards the most vulnerable
Diagnosed with breast cancer; early detection; good prognosis; all being well plans to be at Baptist Assembly
New funding allows for direct involvement of evangelist and former Union President
Church Leaders have responded with concern to the latest figures from the Trussell Trust
The rich 200-year association between Jamaican and British Baptists will be marked by a series of events this year
Youth For Christ launches new website with 'cutting-edge' youth work resources
Hundreds of baptisms have taken place in Baptist churches in recent weeks
Church leaders push UK government to make progress at non-proliferation conference this week
The two groups announce they are covenanting together to introduce men to Jesus Christ across the UK
More than 1,600 people will be challenged to go further with God at the Baptist Assembly this weekend (10-11 May)
The Evangelical Alliance has discontinued the membership of Oasis Trust, it announced on Friday (2 May)
New research from The Children's Society and StepChange exposes the impact of debt on children
A new Baptist-led training and research centre into pioneering mission has launched
The story of the feeding of the 5,000 formed the backdrop to the Baptist Union AGM on Saturday afternoon.
The six themes of the new BMS vision document formed the backdrop to the early afternoon session on Saturday
‘The gospel of a God so big that he takes our breath away,’ Chris Ellis told Assembly delegates
Chris Ellis was inducted as President of the Baptist Union in the opening session of this year's Baptist Assembly
Stories from the Baptist Assembly
Let’s get all those who are not yet Christians into our hearts, prayer, discipleship and mission.
The 200 year relationship between Jamaican and British Baptists and a host of local church stories
Baptist ministers, lay preachers and mission workers took centre stage on Saturday evening
Baptist leaders have added their voices to calls for a safe return to the Nigerian school girls abducted in April
Baptists were challenged to get their hands dirty like Jesus during the Saturday evening session
"They get so much from being together and are really hungry to learn"
New JPIT resource looks at growth in foodbanks, and ways churches can take action to tackle the underlying causes
Baptist churches invited to participate in a nationwide conversation
Miroslav Volf, Walter Brueggemann and Richard Rohr are among the speakers at the second Catalyst Live
Tougher penalties for human trafficking, announced in the Queen’s Speech, have been welcomed
A prayer initiative that brings together our Baptist Union and seeks to place Jesus at the centre of everything we do
Churches encouraged to raise the profile of blood donation in their local communities
Big rise in food poverty in last 12 months, according to new report
A new national good practice standard for Night Shelters will be launched this week
Church-based organisation, Home for Good, is appealing to Christian men to step forward this Father’s Day
One of the organisations which sends Free Church chaplains to serve the armed forces has marked its centenary
A competition to find the best new ideas for missional enterprises in the land
Christian Aid demand action to tackle climate change is at the heart of parties’ plans for government
Christians urged to share donation decision with their friends and family
"It is becoming very clear that mission in the economy and workplace chaplaincy is increasing in popularity"
A cathedral is wrapped in a giant red ribbon to highlight National Transplant Week
Baptists have warmly welcomed the Church of England's "historic" decision to allow women bishops
Baptists have joined other faith leaders calling for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill not to be enacted
Current incumbent Peter Thomas will stand down at the end of the year
May have been insuring Baptist churches since 1905 but the company’s website has been brought right up to date
A new resource to enable congregations to reflect and act on the issue of human trafficking has launched
A Girls’ Brigade leader from Surrey has been elected as the next Girls’ Brigade International President
Presumed Consent: What happens to your body after you die?
Churches are being encouraged to support a national annual prayer initiative focused on "crisis-hit" prisons
Dr Krish Kandiah is to become the new President of the London School of Theology
The Evangelical Alliance has launched a survey to find out - and is inviting Christians to take part
An ethical cleaning business that re-invests profits in its employees' wins a missional Dragons' Den
Home for Good - a church-based campaign to promote adoption and fostering - becomes a charity
Successfully chosen to be part of the Cabinet Office’s Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund project
Conference designed to equip delegates to be effective Christian disciples ahead of 2015 general election
Girls’ Brigade members join campaign on significant anniversary of kidnapped Nigerian girls' disappearance
Baptists have been encouraged to join a call to prayer for Scotland and its referendum on independence
Call comes as diplomatic initiatives gather pace to build a framework for a nuclear-weapon-free world
Christian Aid welcomes new report outlining economic benefits of transitioning to a low carbon economy
Greater understanding about the true meaning of Christmas, thanks to Christmas Starts with Christ campaign
Question being asked by the Cinnamon Network in a new, wide-ranging national audit
A new discipleship opportunity for young women called the Esther Collective has been launched by Girls’ Brigade
The UK Government must not give into rhetoric that Islamic State can be ‘simply bombed out of existence’
Scottish Baptists will be exploring the place of their churches in the nation at the forthcoming Assembly
One of the most remarkable events in the annals of modern warfare is the focus of new Christmas resources
Urban Life, a new urban mission and training initiative, has ‘well and truly launched’
It’s not only politicians, campaigners and the media who have a busy time at party conference season
A report from the 2014 Sam Sharpe Lecture
Not even a major BBC hitch could dilute message of the bicentenary services, says Baptist pastor
New publication analyses economic issues from a Biblical perspective through six Bible studies
Church volunteers are responding to rising homelessness in their communities - latest figures
That's what young people in the Church are saying, according to JPIT survey
Dr David Goodbourn was a former General Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Christians are being called to join a week of prayer to support all those affected by the criminal justice system
Hundreds of organisations are holding events to mark the sixth Inter Faith Week, which began on Sunday
A Baptist service is broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday morning to conclude a busy season of events
Churches will present findings on black over-representation in British prisons to all political parties ahead of Election
Commissioned by Hope, the new version has been recorded by the former Britain’s Got Talent winner
Nominations are now open for the person who will serve as Baptist Union President in 2016-17
Gaps in the social security safety net are a key reason why people are turning to food banks - a new study
Due to large demand extra tickets made available for first part of next year's JPIT conference
The most extensive report into the causes of food poverty in the UK was published this week
The first ever church-produced Christmas ad has been revealed on YouTube
The website of Urban Life – a new missional and urban training initiative -­ has been expanded
Hundreds of carol services that draw on the Christmas Day truces in 1914
Gavin Calver has been appointed to the leadership team of the Evangelical Alliance
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