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National news - 2017

The Turning in Reading, the referendum on the European Union, and reflections on our differences on human sexuality all feature
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
Churches, small groups and believers all over the globe will be praying with BMS World Mission on its annual Day of Prayer
A new network that aims to resource millennials within Baptist churches and beyond is beginning to come together
Mission accomplished? Three former BMS World Mission Action Teamers didn’t expect their call to overseas mission to go on, but it did
Are you leading prayers at church on Sunday? Here’s a prayer you can use to mark the BMS Day of Prayer
A scheme to help churches undertake positive environmental steps resulted in hundreds of actions taken in its first year
Charities speak out over the Government's decision to scrap the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to Britain
Lynn Green joins church leaders to express concern at the intention to suspend the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied children
No, we don’t advertise ‘falling in love’ as part of Action Teams, the BMS World Mission Christian gap year, but sometimes it happens!
The UK’s largest provider of foodbanks the Trussell Trust has formally joined forces with debt charity Christians Against Poverty
More than 104,000 people have already signed up to 40acts, a Lent generosity campaign now in its seventh year
Want to challenge injustice? There is much to learn from Martin Luther and Martin Luther King
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
Baptists are being invited to reflect on our Union’s Apology for Slavery and its practical outworking as it nears its 10th anniversary
A new collection of essays celebrates and takes inspiration from the work of Chris Ellis, ‘our key thinker’ on Baptist worship
Spurgeons children’s charity is putting Christ, and its founder Charles Spurgeon, at the heart of its identity and mission as part of its 150th anniversary
Ruth Gilson has announced she'll be stepping down from her role at the end of August 2017
Anthony R Cross will be the presenter at a special forum on baptism as part of the upcoming Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering
A report from Baptist Union Council March 2017
National and international Christian organisations have sent messages of support and prayers following the Westminster attack
Challenge and Change charts the development of Baptist life during the 18th century
Helping churches bring people together to explore the post Referendum future is the focus of the latest JPIT resource
BMS families in Afghanistan and Uganda need teachers to educate their young children. Can you help?
Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan joined Paul Fiddes for a debate on love in Islam and Christianity
The importance of resourcing Christian parents is revealed in new report from Care for the Family
That’s the message from Lynn Green and David Kerrigan as this year’s Baptist Assembly moves ever closer
JPIT says Government’s new two-child limit is "deliberately ignoring" needs of some of the UK’s poorest children
Meet Dr Kang-San Tan: where he comes from, where he’ll take BMS when he arrives in October
koko, a multi-award winning blog for teenage girls, has just launched a new film looking at mental health
Churches are being encouraged to tackle isolation by signing up to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness
A number of organisations are aiming to resource Christians in the run up to voting on 8 June - here's a flavour
Theology Live! is a day event featuring Baptists engaged in theological and biblical research
A new Baptist resource aimed at helping individuals and groups to reflect theologically about the refugee crisis
Urgent reform is needed as lack of support is leaving human trafficking victims destitute and their traffickers unpunished
A new centre to help Christians explore questions about justice and how we live out our faith in today’s world launches
Tributes have been paid to Dr Alan Kreider, who died at his home in the US on Monday (8 May)
Ministers, pastors and preachers and BMS mission personnel were commissioned and prayed for
Outgoing BMS World Mission General Director David Kerrigan received a standing ovation at this year's Assembly
The launch of a multicultural worship resource, reflections with outgoing President and the induction of the new
The cross of Jesus Christ is multi-faceted, bringing not just forgiveness but restoration and inclusion for all
British Baptists were challenged to be open to God, and stop clinging to what worked in the past
‘God is on the move in us and through us’, said General Secretary Lynn Green during the Beacons of Hope session
Young people at the Baptist Assembly explored God's plan for their lives – and not just for the future
Children had great fun exploring, creating, and discovering at this year’s Baptist Assembly
The progress BMS is making in its 2016-2020 mission strategy ‘One Million Lives Transformed’ was shared during its AGM
A report from the 2017 Godly Play Conference in Sheffield, which marked 10 years of the charity's work
Christians are among those to express their horror at the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night
Baptist Assembly seminars explored engaging with millennials, pioneering and mission in a secular world
Churches are urged to buy and give away a just-published short introduction to the Reformation
Lynn Green has joined leaders of Britain's free churches in issuing a statement about the General Election
The first comprehensive appraisal of the journey towards reconciliation among British and Jamaican Baptists
Inter faith leaders have responded to the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday
The Christian Enquiry Agency has a new website for churches to show them how they can use its free resources
A brand new discipleship event is taking place in July for women of all ages. Hosted by Girls’ Brigade Ministries
The move was voted for by doctors’ representatives at the British Medical Association (BMA) annual meeting
Low self-esteem, unhappiness and bullying are among the major worries parents have for their children
New resource featuring 100 ideas for Messy Churches shows how science and faith mix
... not division. Such communities are the root of 'a new kind of citizenship', according to new research
An initiative that aims to spread Christian unity across the UK is set to reach more than 120,000 people this year
BMS is launching a new course to help Christians in the UK effectively engage in mission right where they are
Scripture Union encourages churches to increase their outreach work with children and young people
Future Baptist Union president David Gregory will lead sessions on all three days of the CRE exhibition in October
Christian charity calls on peers to support a bill that gives greater support to victims of human trafficking
Christian disability charity Through the Roof wants to see more people help churches fully involve disabled people
World Vision UK launches new campaign to equip Christians seeking a different response to the Halloween season
A two-day event this autumn will bring together Christians to discuss the future of our towns and cities
The EA is encouraging the church to ask key questions about the society we want, and how we communicate it
GB Ministries has appointed a new Director – Julie Murdy – to succeed Ruth Gilson, who is leaving after 17 years
Churches have been urged to explore the huge mission fields on their doorstep - sports clubs and gyms
Is your church experiencing unusual kingdom growth? If so, a forum in November may be of interest
The church must take an ageing population seriously when it comes to mission and growth, says CRE speaker
Honoured for their long-time contributions to Baptist history and scholarship and to the work of the Society
Faith communities have been encouraged to ‘press on’ in prayer and speak up for all those affected by imprisonment
Girls' Brigade Ministries has issued a faith-based response to Girlguiding's annual Girls' Attitudes survey results
A Christian charity which provides homes for the most vulnerable in partnership with churches reaches milestone
New research offers insight what's shaping Generation Z, those born from the mid-1990s onwards
Christians have been challenged to strive for greater unity and co-ordination to transform their places
The tercentenary of the birth of prolific Baptist hymn writer Anne Steele shapes the latest Baptist Quarterly
Urban Life is a network of people exploring new approaches to mission in deprived neighbourhoods
A new Facebook group to help Baptist ministers journey together and share different perspectives has launched
A cross-denominational organisation run by ministers for ministers is to call time after almost a quarter of a century
We can enrich our communities by meeting with others across the differences of faith and culture, writes Baptist minister
Church welcome for consultation on changes to gaming machines – but warn maximum stake still too high
It will help in battle against radicalisation, says major report launched at Westminster 
Mission and pioneering were a key focus while there was a reflection on the 10th anniversary of The Apology
Modern slavery in the UK is on the increase according to a number of recent reports, including The Salvation Army
Initiative calling for better support for ‘stateless’ people backed by Baptist ministers alongside other faith leaders
The 'most comprehensive resource for churches yet produced on refugee and asylum issues' has launched
The recent Children’s Ministry Network conference explored issues around children’s well-being and mental health
A new Christmas resource that aims to share the real Christmas story with thousands of children has been launched
Theology Live! is a new venture that seeks to provide a space for Baptists - now updated with speakers' topics
More than 70 people gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the DNA discipleship training program
Almost nine out of 10 British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong, even if it's legal
Economic outlook, Universal Credit, housing: Paul Morrison of the Joint Public Issues Team assesses the Budget
Baptist churches encouraged to participate in campaign to ensure no-one spends Christmas alone in the UK
Churches call for support on treaty banning nuclear weapons with new video and campaign
In 2016-17 more people than ever before were forced to use church and community night shelters
UK faith leaders call on the Government to affirm the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
A new event which gave space to Baptists engaged in theological research took place this week
A local pantry can help people across the UK access affordable food - and reduce the need for foodbanks
SAT-7 has launched a special Arabic language DVD resource to support those involved in resettling Syrian families
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