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British Children in Poverty Face Chilling Reality
British Children in Poverty Face Chilling Reality
By: Baptist Times Staff
More than 3 million families in the United Kingdom are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter, a survey found. It's a scandal, an archbishop said. 
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Regular Worship Visits Linked to Lower Crime Levels
Regular Worship Visits Linked to Lower Crime Levels
By: Baptist Times Staff
People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to be involved in low-level crime and delinquency, including shoplifting, illegal drug use and music piracy, a British study said.
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Failing Governments Lead to Increased Christian Persecution
Failing Governments Lead to Increased Christian Persecution
By: Baptist Times Staff
Persecution against Christians intensified in 2013, especially in nations whose governments have little or no control, Open Doors said. The top offenders: North Korea, Somalia and Syria.
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Study: Religion Helps Workers Cope with Stress
Study: Religion Helps Workers Cope with Stress
By: Baptist Times Staff
Employees who are more actively religious are better able to cope with stress and are more likely to report that their lives have meaning, according to a new British study.
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British Campaign Spreads Word on Organ Donation
British Campaign Spreads Word on Organ Donation
By:  Baptist Times Staff
A United Kingdom campaign challenged church members to be advocates for blood and organ donations. Three people die each day in the U.K. because of an organ shortage.
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British Churches Focus on Prison Ministries
British Churches Focus on Prison Ministries
British churches are concluding Prisons Week, which focuses on the impact of volunteers to lower recidivism rates through mentoring, supporting prisoners' families and contributing to public policy.
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Lebanese Baptists Help to Serve Syrian Refugees
Lebanese Baptists Help to Serve Syrian Refugees
As more than a million Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon, Lebanese Baptists are playing their part to show God's love to those in need, the leader of the Lebanese Baptist Society says.
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Global Initiative Plans Vigils to End Corruption
Global Initiative Plans Vigils to End Corruption
A global call to action is organizing vigils and seeking a million folks to sign its online petition, calling on governments, financial institutions and churches to act decisively to end corruption.
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British Christian Charities Urge Climate-Change Action
British Christian Charities Urge Climate-Change Action
With a new report saying scientists are 95 percent certain that human activity drives climate change, it's time for urgent global action, say Christian charities in Great Britain.
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British Churches Increasingly Tackle Food Poverty
British Churches Increasingly Tackle Food Poverty
Four out of five churches in the United Kingdom are supporting food banks in one way or another, a new report said. Can more be done to find long-term solutions to food poverty?
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British Christian Leaders Send Greetings to Muslims
British Christian Leaders Send Greetings to Muslims
Representatives of the United Kingdom's Christian denominations, including the Baptist Union of Great Britain, have sent a message of greetings and peace to their Muslim neighbors.
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British Baptist Church Battles Elderly Isolation
British Baptist Church Battles Elderly Isolation
To combat the problem of elderly isolation, a Baptist church has been pairing up volunteers and older adults. That program has expanded to include 19 churches in Great Britain.
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Hunger – The Hidden Cost of Tax Injustice
Hunger – The Hidden Cost of Tax Injustice
Developing nations could eradicate poverty and hunger with lost revenue, a new report says. One reason they don't have the revenue? Corporate tax dodging.
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U.K. Christians: Release Last Briton from Guantanamo
U.K. Christians: Release Last Briton from Guantanamo
Cleared for release six years ago, the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay has been there for 11 years. Christians in the United Kingdom are calling for his release.
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UK Baptists Join Campaign to Up Organ Donations
UK Baptists Join Campaign to Up Organ Donations
Organ donations have increased in the United Kingdom, but more donors are still needed. British Baptists have joined a campaign to urge churches to support organ donations.
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UK Report Busts Comfortable Myths about Poverty
UK Report Busts Comfortable Myths about Poverty
Politicians and the media in Great Britain have misused statistics that reinforce myths that blame the poor for being in poverty, a new report says. The poor deserve the truth.
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1 in 3 Britons Boycotting Tax-Avoiding Companies
1 in 3 Britons Boycotting Tax-Avoiding Companies
A third of Britons are currently boycotting the products or services of companies that do not pay their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom, a new survey reveals.
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British Movement Inspires Young to Tackle Injustice
British Movement Inspires Young to Tackle Injustice
A relief agency has kicked off an initiative to bring young people from across the United Kingdom together to find ways to change the systems that keep people poor.
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Baptist Chaplain Supports Prisons Week on British TV
Baptist Chaplain Supports Prisons Week on British TV
As many churches in Britain participated in Prisons Week, a Baptist minister appeared on a long-running religious program on British TV as it focused on prison ministry.
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British Baptists Dispel 12 Interfaith Myths
British Baptists Dispel 12 Interfaith Myths
With the goal of building relationships with people of other faiths, British Baptists launched a new resource to counter a dozen common myths about interfaith cooperation.
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British Baptists Welcome New Archbishop of Canterbury
British Baptists Welcome New Archbishop of Canterbury
British Baptists are welcoming the selection of Justin Welby as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, citing his wisdom, mediation skills and commitment to mission.
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British Churches: Government's Energy Bill Falls Short
British Churches: Government's Energy Bill Falls Short
The British government's energy bill as drafted sets the U.K. up for failure in meeting its carbon targets, warned four denominations, including the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
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British DVD Explores Common Spiritual Questions
British DVD Explores Common Spiritual Questions
A DVD produced by Baptists in Great Britain and Wales addresses the common questions that people ask about the nature of life early in their journey of faith.
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British Churches Support Arms Trade Treaty Ahead of Peacemaking Sunday
British Churches Support Arms Trade Treaty Ahead of Peacemaking Sunday
As British churches prepare to celebrate this Sunday with a focus on peacekeeping, three denominations urged Britain's foreign secretary to support an arms trade treaty.
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British Church to House Women Beating Addictions
British Church to House Women Beating Addictions
A Baptist church in Great Britain will use a house it owns to provide lodging for women as they leave a drug and alcohol rehab center and transition back into society.
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London Olympics Boost British Churches' Confidence
London Olympics Boost British Churches' Confidence
Many British churches sponsored events during the Olympic Games in London, raising the profile and credibility of those churches in their communities, an organizer said.
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How Africa Will Lift Itself Out of Poverty
How Africa Will Lift Itself Out of Poverty
Africa will lift itself out of poverty when its leaders embrace God's standards for morality and his call to love your neighbor as yourself, a keynote speaker said.
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Global Campaign to Highlight Poverty, Corruption
Global Campaign to Highlight Poverty, Corruption
A coalition of Christian groups is launching a campaign to highlight global poverty and corruption, which keeps more than 850 million of the poorest of the poor undernourished.
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Churches Must Move Past Comfort Zone to Fight AIDS
Churches Must Move Past Comfort Zone to Fight AIDS
Christian groups can make progress in the fight against AIDS, but they must be willing to forge new partnerships that push them beyond their comfort zone.
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People of Faith Urged to Challenge Big Pharmacy Over AIDS Drugs
People of Faith Urged to Challenge Big Pharmacy Over AIDS Drugs
The profit-seeking pharmaceutical industry needs to stop dragging its feet and provide help to people dying from AIDS-related illnesses, people of faith at an interfaith AIDS session were told.
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Norway Marks First Anniversary of Massacre
Norway Marks First Anniversary of Massacre
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the massacre of 77 people in Norway. The tragedy is "second only to World War II" in terms of national grief, a Baptist minister there says.
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Rio Summit Disappoints British Denominations
Rio Summit Disappoints British Denominations
The environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro was disappointing because it largely repeated previous pledges instead of moving forward, say three British denominations.
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British Baptist Minister Rediscovers Carey Document
British Baptist Minister Rediscovers Carey Document
William Carey, founder of what is now BMS World Mission in Britain, had a strong interest in botany. His record of the founding of an agricultural society in the 1800s has been uncovered.
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Film Celebrates 400 Years of Baptists in Britain
Film Celebrates 400 Years of Baptists in Britain
A 15-minute YouTube film celebrates 400 years of Baptists in the United Kingdom, weaving together Baptist history with interviews on topics from women's ministry to worship.
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British Church Pilots Community Food Project
British Church Pilots Community Food Project
A British church is piloting a community cafe, where people learn how to grow and prepare healthy and inexpensive food. Volunteers in the cafe or the community garden eat for free.
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Pastor to Egyptian Christians: Vote for Best Candidate
Pastor to Egyptian Christians: Vote for Best Candidate
With elections taking place in Egypt this week, an evangelical pastor urges his congregation to not be motivated by fear in the voting booth by voting for purely Christian interests.
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Reel Church Explores Spirituality Through Film
Reel Church Explores Spirituality Through Film
A church in Great Britain hosts a monthly film club where community members get together to discuss the spiritual impact of a movie – and how it relates to their own lives.
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Legacy Continues of Baptist Who Helped End Slave Trade
Legacy Continues of Baptist Who Helped End Slave Trade
A Jamaican Baptist who spoke out against the injustice of slavery will have his legacy extended in a project that will deepen the understanding of black and ethnic minority Baptist Christians.
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How Would Spurgeon Preach Today?
How Would Spurgeon Preach Today?
How would 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon preach today? Ministers and experts in Great Britain had differing views on how the legendary minister would deliver his messages.
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Christians Would Pay More to Block Internet Porn
Christians Would Pay More to Block Internet Porn
More than half of British Christians are willing to pay more for their Internet use if it would mean greater restrictions on accessing online porn, a poll found.
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Campolo's Challenge: Fully Commit to Jesus
Campolo's Challenge: Fully Commit to Jesus
Many Christians are willing to live out their faith "up to a point," pastor and author Tony Campolo told British Baptists. It's time to meet the needs of the poor and stand up for justice.
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British Churches Work Together to Help Homeless
British Churches Work Together to Help Homeless
A Baptist church in Great Britain is partnering with other churches to open their doors to provide the homeless a place to sleep instead of spending the night outside in the freezing winter.
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British Mural Gives Modern Twist to Prodigal Son
British Mural Gives Modern Twist to Prodigal Son
Featuring a variety of everyday people, a mural commissioned by a British Baptist church communicates a contemporary interpretation of the story of the Prodigal Son.
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Baptist Church in Gaza Under Pressure to Close
Baptist Church in Gaza Under Pressure to Close
The only evangelical church in one of the most fiercely Muslim areas of the world is under severe pressure and may close its doors without support from Western Christians, the founder of Open Doors said.
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British Baptist: U.K. Should Favor EU Alignment
British Baptist: U.K. Should Favor EU Alignment
British Prime Minister David Cameron blocked changes during the European Union summit that he said weren't in Britain's interest, but a British Baptist advocated for a closer relationship with the EU.
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Christmas: From Political Narrative to Family Holiday
Christmas: From Political Narrative to Family Holiday
When we observe Christmas today, it is based on the Victorian reinvention of the holiday as a time to celebrate family, a sanitized version of the political accounts found in the Gospels.
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British Baptist Churches Hit by Metal Theft
British Baptist Churches Hit by Metal Theft
With the price of lead increasing earlier this year, metal theft from churches in Great Britain has hit record levels. One company that insures Baptist churches received 110 claims.
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Interfaith Group Closing But Its Work Will Still Shine
Interfaith Group Closing But Its Work Will Still Shine
A Baptist interfaith network in Great Britain is closing, but its efforts will continue to shine forward when its work is transferred to the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
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Religious, Political Leaders Call for AIDS-free Generation
WASHINGTON (RNS) A star-studded array from President Obama to rock legend Bono to AIDS activist Kay Warren came together for World AIDS Day.
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British Minister Urges Baptists to Support Muslim Family
British Minister Urges Baptists to Support Muslim Family
A British minister is urging other Baptists to support a Muslim family who face eviction because prosecutors are trying to seize their home after they convicted an occupant of anti-terrorism laws.
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British Government Scales Back Solar-Panel Assistance
British Government Scales Back Solar-Panel Assistance
The British government will cut in half the amount it will pay for solar-panel installations. The Church of England has urged the government to rethink its decision, but others praised the move.
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Baptist Center to Be Built in Iraq
Baptist Center to Be Built in Iraq
A multipurpose Baptist center will be built in northern Iraq and will include a church, seminary, school and medical clinic. The clinic for women and children will be completed in 2012.
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British Food Banks on Rise as Cuts Hit Poorest
British Food Banks on Rise as Cuts Hit Poorest
As the British government's cutbacks take effect, one charity estimates that the number of people seeking assistance from food banks could swell to a half-million by 2015.
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British Prosecutors Try to Seize Muslim Family's Home
British Prosecutors Try to Seize Muslim Family's Home
A British pastor is leading a petition drive to prevent prosecutors from seizing a Muslim family's home because the husband was convicted under anti-terrorism laws.
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U.S. Aid Withdrawal Hits Arab Children
U.S. Aid Withdrawal Hits Arab Children
The United States has cut funding to several Palestinian Christian groups, apparently as a response to Palestine's recent bid for statehood, says a British charity organization.
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New Egypt Sees Coptic Christians Under Threat
New Egypt Sees Coptic Christians Under Threat
British Christians called for an inquiry into the deaths of at least 26 Coptic Christians during a peaceful protest in Egypt, condemning that nation's army for downplaying its role in the incident.
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Grant to Open Access to British Baptist Documents
Grant to Open Access to British Baptist Documents
A British Baptist college received a grant that will allow people to access more than 70,000 books and other documents of Baptist history dating back to the 15th century.
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British Churches Back Robin Hood Tax
British Churches Back Robin Hood Tax
Amounting to a fraction of a percent, a proposed European tax on financial transactions could rake in billions to fight poverty and climate change, but it's meeting resistant from the Britain and the U.S.
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Immigration Rules Costly for British Bible Colleges
Immigration Rules Costly for British Bible Colleges
To crack down on immigration scams, the British government has put into place tougher regulations for colleges admitting foreign students. For some theological colleges, new rules come with a high cost.
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British Baptists Encouraged to Invite Others to Church
British Baptists Encouraged to Invite Others to Church
An initiative offered by the Baptist Union of Great Britain encourages church members to invite people who have attended their churches in the past. Ministers say it's having an impact.
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Team from Haiti Receives Help to Attend Paralympics
Team from Haiti Receives Help to Attend Paralympics
BMS World Mission joined with others to bring a Paralympic team from Haiti to compete in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. After last year's quake, many were injured but no provision was made for rehab.
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Focus on Peace Still Key among Iraqi Faith Leaders
Focus on Peace Still Key among Iraqi Faith Leaders
A cross-section of influential faith leaders in Iraq have come together to call for peace through dialogue rather than military strength. One leader said they have a duty to initiate a "moral generation."
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Former Drug Dealer Begins Service as British Pastor
Former Drug Dealer Begins Service as British Pastor
Brian Morris is a former drug dealer who was sent to prison in 1995 for cocaine smuggling. Today, he starts his new duties as the full-time pastor of a Baptist church in south Wales.
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Lebanese Baptists Aid Syrian Refugees
Lebanese Baptists Aid Syrian Refugees

A Baptist church in Lebanon is supporting hundreds of families, mostly women and children, who have fled Syria following the nation's harsh crackdown on demonstrators calling for freedom and democracy.

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British Baptists Remember William Carey
British Baptists Remember William Carey
Churches throughout Great Britain on Sunday commemorated the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Carey, regarded as the father of modern mission.
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British Doctors Can Pray with Their Patients
British Doctors Can Pray with Their Patients
The agency that registers doctors to practice medicine in the United Kingdom said it's appropriate for doctors to make a "tactful offer" to pray with their patients.
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Couple Face Deportation, Allege Abuse by British Guards
Couple Face Deportation, Allege Abuse by British Guards
A Nepali Baptist couple in Britain claim they were verbally and physically abused by guards when they refused to be deported. The couple fear their lives will be in danger if forced to return to Nepal.
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Many Praying for Norway Following Its Darkest Hour
Many Praying for Norway Following Its Darkest Hour
Following the murder of 77 people in Norway, church leaders in the nation and around the globe offered their prayers and condolences as the nation struggled to come to terms with the tragedy.
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British Churches Balk at Proposed Sunday Parking Fees
British Churches Balk at Proposed Sunday Parking Fees
British churches are balking at one community’s plan to begin charging for parking on Sundays. The move could “shatter” church attendance and lead to the loss of volunteer-led social services.
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UN Goals to Halve Poverty Remain on Target
UN Goals to Halve Poverty Remain on Target
Amid calls to reduce the United Kingdom's foreign aid and charges of crying wolf over a drought-stricken region in Africa, the U.N.'s goal to cut the number of the world's poor in half by 2015 is on track.
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South Sudan's Churches Focus on Reconciliation
South Sudan's Churches Focus on Reconciliation
To help heal the scars caused by Sudan's long and bloody civil war, churches in the newly formed nation of South Sudan are focused on a major program of reconciliation.
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Mission Group: Seafaring Laborers Face Isolation, Danger
Mission Group: Seafaring Laborers Face Isolation, Danger
Many seafaring laborers choose the job to escape poverty in their home countries. They face incredible isolation and even danger. One mission group says churches can help them.
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Statistician: British Churches Will Continue to Decline
Statistician: British Churches Will Continue to Decline
Church membership in the United Kingdom is expected to continue to decline, a statistician reports. Pentecostal and new churches have seen the biggest increases while Methodists have seen the fastest decline.
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Chairman: British Agency Stands Up for People of Faith
Chairman: British Agency Stands Up for People of Faith
The head of Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission said his agency is in the business of "defending the believer," but the Evangelical Alliance said his comments came "too late."
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British Baptists Urged to Make Starting Churches a Priority
British Baptists Urged to Make Starting Churches a Priority
Baptist churches in Britain need to be more creative in efforts to start new churches, says a church-planting consultant, or they will face a decline in membership within a decade.
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Ecological Challenges Need Spiritual Leadership
Ecological Challenges Need Spiritual Leadership
A leading environmental adviser in Great Britain says it will require a "different quality of spiritual leadership" to meet the environmental challenges facing the planet.
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British Churches Support Nepali Asylum-Seekers
British Churches Support Nepali Asylum-Seekers
If deported to their homeland, a Baptist couple from Nepal, currently detained in an immigration detention center in Great Britain, fear for their lives. Several churches are rallying to keep them in Britain.
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Spanish Quake's Damage Includes Baptist Churches
Spanish Quake's Damage Includes Baptist Churches
An earthquake that killed nine people and left thousands sleeping in emergency tents in southeastern Spain also damaged Baptist churches and left many of its members homeless.
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Vatican to Weigh Condoms in Fighting AIDS
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The morality and effectiveness of using condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS will be on the agenda at a Vatican conference.
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Israeli Baptists Celebrate 100 Years in Region
Israeli Baptists Celebrate 100 Years in Region
Israeli Baptists celebrated their 100-year anniversary in the Middle East, which began with the return on Shukri Musa to his homeland from Illinois, where he was baptized and commissioned as a pastor.
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British Baptists Take Stand Against Tax Evasion
British Baptists Take Stand Against Tax Evasion
Delegates at an annual meeting of Baptists in Great Britain passed a resolution that highlighted the negative impact of tax evasion by multinational corporations on poor countries.
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British Baptists Gather for Annual Assembly
British Baptists Gather for Annual Assembly
British Baptists met for their annual assembly, kicking off a weekend of thoughtful sermons and prayers for mission personnel. They also commissioned the army's chaplain-general, the first Baptist to hold the post.
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British Men's Ministry: Porn Is
British Men's Ministry: Porn Is "Massive Problem"
With a recent survey finding that nearly 80 percent of men view internet pornography, a British men's ministry says porn contributes to guilt, shame and breakdown of relationships.
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Medical Group: Christianity Leads to Longer Life, Health
Medical Group: Christianity Leads to Longer Life, Health
An "overwhelming majority" of scientific studies highlight positive health benefits from practicing the Christian faith, a Christian medical group in Britain says.
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Commitment, Earning Trust Help British Plant Churches
Commitment, Earning Trust Help British Plant Churches
Starting new churches is on the rise in Great Britain. British Baptists have started about one new church a month since 2005, but the work is harder today because it requires time to build people's trust.
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Red Tape Stops British Churches' Easter March
Red Tape Stops British Churches' Easter March
Four British churches have been tangled in red tape that's likely to prevent them from holding their Easter procession on the street on Good Friday. Officials said they were supposed to apply five weeks before the event.
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British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British churches in many denominations are declining due to people leaving, deaths outstripping conversions, and churchgoers attending less often. But a leading researcher says there's still time to turn it around.
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Copy British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
Copy British Churches Decline; Growth Could Still Bloom
British churches in many denominations are declining due to people leaving, deaths outstripping conversions, and churchgoers attending less often. But a leading researcher says there's still time to turn it around.
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Scam Offers Fully Paid Trips to British Conferences
Scam Offers Fully Paid Trips to British Conferences
An email scam targeting U.S. and Canadian Christians claims that British churches are hosting all-expense-paid conferences and will even pay the visitors' airfare, but the churches aren't holding any conferences.
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British Baptist Team Helped Feed Libyan Refugees
British Baptist Team Helped Feed Libyan Refugees
Members of a British Baptist church faced 10-hour days in primitive conditions as they helped cook for tens of thousands of refugees, who have been pouring across Libya's border to escape the fighting.
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London Baptists Fund Olympics Position
London Baptists Fund Olympics Position
In the months leading up to next year's Olympics in London, Baptist churches will have help finding ways to engage in ministry during the games thanks to a new position funded by London Baptists.
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Protest Movements Could Open Doors for Christians
Protest Movements Could Open Doors for Christians
The success of protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa could provide "incredible opportunities" for the regions' Christians, who are in the minority and often face persecution.
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Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
A Baptist pastor in Cuba said he is stepping down from his church position because of prolonged government pressure and threats made against the church. Other Baptist pastors face similar situations, he warned.
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Declaration Calls for Discipleship, Reconciliation
Declaration Calls for Discipleship, Reconciliation
Reflecting the voices of Christian leaders from 198 nations, the Lausanne Movement's latest declaration states two themes – the need for "radical" discipleship and for cross-centered reconciliation.
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British Baptists Have Greatest Share of Websites
British Baptists Have Greatest Share of Websites
The number of churches in Great Britain with websites has increased markedly in the last two years; Baptists have the highest percentage among the main United Kingdom denominations.
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Baptist Minister Decries Persecution of Egypt's Christians
Baptist Minister Decries Persecution of Egypt's Christians
Following a church bombing that killed 23 and injured 80 and a shooting that killed one and injured five, Egypt is becoming a "very dark" place for Christians, according to a Baptist minister.
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British Minister's Tent Vigil Highlights Haiti's Suffering
British Minister's Tent Vigil Highlights Haiti's Suffering
A British Baptist minister spent a wintry January night in a tent outside his church to remind people that 1.3 million people in Haiti remain homeless after last year's earthquake and a 2008 hurricane.
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Report Exposes British Evangelicals' Differences
Report Exposes British Evangelicals' Differences
A survey revealed that British evangelicals have differences on several key moral and social issues, including assisted suicide, evolution and women in ministry.
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British Christians Live Out Faith Where It Counts
British Christians Live Out Faith Where It Counts
Instead of focusing most of their energy on church activities, British Christians can learn to live out their faith in the places they spend the most time, the head of a Christian agency says.
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Celebrity-Laden AIDS Fundraiser Makes Vague Promises
Celebrity-Laden AIDS Fundraiser Makes Vague Promises
An AIDS fundraiser features celebrities dying – that is, they'll stop communicating on Twitter and Facebook – until fans donate $1 million. But the campaign makes only vague promises about how the money will be used.
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Lausanne Congress Calls for Church Repentance
Lausanne Congress Calls for Church Repentance
Leaders of an evangelical Christian movement that promotes active worldwide evangelism challenged participants in this year's congress to repentance, renewal and integrity.
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Nigerian Baptist Leader Expresses Hope for Nation's New President
Nigerian Baptist Leader Expresses Hope for Nation's New President
Nigerian Baptists are hoping their country can benefit from a more focused leadership following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who died on May 5 after a long battle against heart ailments.
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Christians Must Respond to AIDS with Compassion
Christians Must Respond to AIDS with Compassion
Twenty years ago, when people didn't know much about HIV and AIDS, many Christian preachers and people took a condescending and blaming posture about AIDS. Today, the appropriate position is compassion.
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Couple Address Medical Needs of Banjara People in India
Couple Address Medical Needs of Banjara People in India
Macarena and Eddie Aldape hold medical camps twice a month across northern India, helping people whose socio-economic status limits their access to healthcare, education and jobs with decent wages.
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Baptists Gather in a Commitment to Peace
Baptists Gather in a Commitment to Peace
Listening to the voices of the marginalised, opposing discrimination of women and noting the impact of climate change were among the commitments made by Baptists around the world in Rome as part of the 'urgent Gospel task of being justice seekers and peacemakers'.
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Coal Is Not the Answer, Say Churches
The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have urged the Government not to proceed with a new generation of coal-fired power stations.
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Call for More Church Action Over AIDS
Churches across the UK have been encouraged to step up their commitment to tackling the global AIDS pandemic.
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'Give World a Fairer Deal'
World leaders have been urged to use the current financial crisis to push for a fundamental reform of the global economic system.
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SBC President Exaggerates Credit for Reducing AIDS in Uganda
CNN's Campbell Brown correctly identified "True Love Waits" as an abstinence program in Sunday's Compassion Forum with the Democratic presidential candidates focusing on faith issues. But she failed to challenge the Southern Baptist Convention president's exaggerated claim crediting the faith-based program with reducing the rate of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
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Addressing the Myth of AIDS as a Means of Genocide
Did the American government invent AIDS as a genocidal tool against African-Americans, as claimed by Jeremiah Wright, the controversial preacher best known as Sen. Barack Obama's spiritual mentor?
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Huckabee's 1992 Statement on HIV/AIDS Policy Raises Disturbing Questions
In 1992, Mike Huckabee was running for a seat in the United States Senate. As part of that process, he filled out the questionnaire sent to candidates by the Associated Press, which they use to develop background knowledge for reporting on the candidates. These statements were recently reprinted by the New York Times.
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