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National news - 2016


A network that provides support and encouragement to Baptist women from black and minority ethnic groups in leadership positions
A tireless community worker and an internationally-renowned lawyer were among the Baptists receiving recognition
Everyone shares responsibility for the future of our planet, argues David Kerrigan as BMS World Mission’s Worth Saving initiative begins
Going to church appears to be good for your physical as well as your spiritual health, according to research released by the Evangelical Alliance
Volunteers invested 231,000 hours into church and community-led night shelters in the past year, a report finds
Campaigners celebrate landmark court judgment that could yet see dozens stuck in Calais being allowed to join UK-based relatives
Wondering what to expect? Read on
John Weaver reports on the launch of a new eco award for churches
Please join in praying for the life-transforming work of BMS World Mission around the world and its vision to do even more in the next five years
Charity encourages supporters to ask their local council to question companies about potential suppliers’ tax records
Churches of all traditions across the UK will break bread, celebrate God's gift of food, and lend support to a major new campaign for 'food justice'
BMS World Mission is very excited to announce that tickets for Catalyst Live 2016 are now on sale
Baptist Assembly tops the rankings of Christian events and conferences based on how well they achieved gender parity among speakers
Baptist leaders have expressed alarm and dismay at the recent news stories of the treatment of refugees and migrants on European borders
There will be no substantial changes to the Freedom of Information Act, which has been used by the Joint Public Issues Team in key campaigns
Government plans to liberalise Sunday trading across England and Wales have been defeated in the House of Commons
Tributes have been paid to the Revd Dr Roger Hayden, who died last Thursday (3 March), aged 80
Church planting and evangelism are at the heart of BMS World Mission’s strategy to transform one million lives in the next four years
A Baptist church’s youth outreach has been recognised in a new awards programme which spotlights outstanding community projects
Four UK churches write to the Home Secretary asking the Government to offer sanctuary to more people in need
40 Days of Good News emerged from the vision for each association to participate in ‘on the ground evangelism’ with the churches they serve
The Queen turns 90 in 2016, and a new book which chronicles her faith could be a great catalyst for conversation
The Church of England is undertaking its largest evangelism project this millennium; the Evangelical Alliance a new resource
Girls, faith and culture: Girls’ Brigade Ministries prompts a conversation about raising hope for girls
A short article from Baptist Assembly organisers documenting recent developments with the event
The Regional Team Leader of the East Midlands Baptist Association (EMBA) has been appointed Vice-President of our Union
Charities and campaigners have reacted with dismay after MPs voted not to take in unaccompanied children stranded in Europe
“Churches must do more to win public confidence and equip themselves for public service” says new report
Those who believe the UK should take in unaccompanied children stranded in Europe encouraged to make voices heard ahead of Commons vote
A series of briefing notes to help Free Churches reflect about the EU referendum have been published by the Joint Public Issues Team
Campaigners are encouraging people to continue pressing MPs on welcoming unaccompanied refugee children stranded in Europe
The national Christian disability and community charities Livability and Prospects for people with learning disabilities have joined forces
Empowering strong and effective indigenous leaders is a key goal of the new BMS World Mission strategy
A Psalm, worship, brief guide to Oxford and intergenerational quiz were part of this year’s Assembly welcome
The first part of the Baptists Together session saw the induction of new President Rupert Lazar - with words from predecessor Jenni Entrican
New President Rupert Lazar expanded on his presidential theme during the lunchtime session at the Assembly
A place where people could network, hear what’s working for others, and share their own experiences
The faith lessons learnt by Baptists in Communist-era Bulgaria were shared in the main address by Didi Oprenova
How Baptists are responding to the refugee crisis filled the Assembly's mid-afternoon session
Exploring the current refugee situation was a key aspect for all involved at the 2016 Baptist Assembly - and resulted in a shared commitment
Ministers, preachers and mission personnel were welcomed and commissioned during the closing celebration
What does it mean to love your neighbour on Minecraft? How do you notice who’s alone in the playground on Monday?
The youth programme at the 2016 Baptist Assembly
Key messages from our Union were shared at the AGM
The recently-published BMS mission strategy formed the framework for its keynote session at this year’s Baptist Assembly
With just six months to go before Catalyst Live 2016, the first five speakers are revealed
Nearly 46 million people around the world are thought to be trapped in modern slavery, according to the latest global slavery index
It's not long before the UK votes either to remain in or leave the European Union. How have Baptists been contributing to the debate?
A new website has launched offering theological and spiritual resources which formed the bedrock of the Workshop programme
A statement from the Joint Public Issues Team in the wake of the referendum on the European Union
The Big Church Switch is a campaign that encourages churches to change energy supply from fossil fuels to renewables
Why the Baptist Union initiative with people with learning disabilities is drawing to an end
Co-ordinating a festival alongside a Catholic priest to help unite Belfast has led to a community award for Steve Stockman
Have an eye for a good photograph? Or simply love the beauty you find in God’s creation?
A campaign to challenge the way refugees are portrayed has been launched by Christian Aid
Five UK Churches oppose proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system ahead of Parliamentary debate
One of the most comprehensive studies into foodbank use has been published
koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls, has just launched three new films exploring the issues around loss
Religion really can significantly improve your physical and mental well-being, new research has shown
Scottish Baptist College is to offer an undergraduate module in chaplaincy, the first of its kind in the country
BMS World Mission has revealed the full list of speakers for Catalyst Live 2016
A conference that enables young people to ask difficult questions of Christianity is taking place again in September
Soul Survivor is moving its main venue next year; while Momentum is to be replaced by an all age event focused on the Holy Spirit
Baptists are being encouraged to participate in new Government initiatives to support people seeking refuge in the UK
More than 3,500 UK churches have either switched their electricity from fossil fuels to renewables or registered to do so
A pathway that offers national recognition for Baptist pioneers has been officially approved
Christian Aid and Citizens UK will host the summit this Saturday (10 September) in Birmingham
David Kerrigan, General Director of BMS World Mission since 2009, has announced that he has decided to stand down from the role next year
More than a quarter of a million girls in Britain are unhappy with their lives, according to a new report from the Children's Society
Exploring the story of our faith through meals, a new book, a masters degree - lots of exciting developments with Urban Life
First ‘safe country’ they arrive in approach puts the interests of rich countries first and ignores the needs of people displaced, says Christian Aid
The nomination process for the President of the Baptist Union 2018-19 is now open
Star baker Martha Collison is getting behind a nationwide baking event to fundraise for people living in extreme hunger worldwide
Baptist churches are being invited to take part in a global wave of prayer in the period between Ascension and Pentecost
Get in the Picture, which seeks to involve all kinds of people in the Christmas story, has been relaunched
A new website that aims to give Christians all the tools they need to share the gospel will launch later this month
Lynn Green calls for urgent action as she writes to Home Secretary and churches ahead of the planned dismantling of the Calais jungle
The Revd Dr Calvin T Samuel was a New Testament Lecturer at Spurgeon's College from 2003 - 2010
The Girls’ Brigade International (GB) has released a video on International Day of the Girl
The Baptist Union of Great Britain has joined other denominations in appealing to the Syrian and Russian Governments
Oasis College of Higher Education is to switch attention to foundation and continuing professional development courses
The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) has spoken out against the Benefit cap, which 'overwhelmingly targets families with children'
Still not decided whether to go to Catalyst Live? Two Baptist ministers give their reasons why you should
Hundreds are set to mark Pentecostal presence in Britain in the first ever national Pentecostal symposium and celebration
Technology, migration, peace-making, creativity and church decline were just some of the topics explored at Catalyst Live 2016.
Thirteen more nurses prepare to work with their churches, extra training courses and a Grove booklet has been produced
Ahead of the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, the Joint Public Issues Team has called for assurances from the Government
Tributes have been paid to Baptist historian and former Principal of Regent’s Park College, the Revd Dr Barrington (Barrie) White
More than 500 events have taken place in the eighth annual Inter Faith Week
Lynn Green has joined faith leaders in urging the UK government to take immediate action to deliver aid to civilians in besieged Aleppo
A modern retelling of the nativity story which highlights some of the challenges facing asylum seekers in the UK has been released
A call to Baptist churches to face present disagreements over same-sex marriage by being faithful to ‘a Baptist way of being church’ is made
Christians are being encouraged to reach out to their neighbours of all beliefs with the good news of Jesus in a new book
Nearly 2,000 people were welcomed into church and community based Winter Night Shelters in 2015 - a number expected to rise
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