Bible Society conference feels the pain of Middle East church

Christians now in exile across birthplace of Christ as persecution spreads Read more
Published: 17/05/2022

Conference aims to support Christian communities under pressure in the Middle East

Senior church leaders from the Middle East are converging on Cambridge today. They are attending a Bible Society initiative to support Christian communities facing growing pressure in the region. The Magi Initiative conference runs until 14 May. One of the key speakers will be the UK’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Fiona Bruce MP. She is expected to affirm the UK’s commitment to be a global leader in protecting religious freedom around the world. In February, Fion... Read more
Published: 12/05/2022

“Open Sesame” – Integrity and Courage in Christian-Muslim Encounter

When Jesus whispered “ephphatha” in the ear of the deaf man (Mark 7:34), any Arab bystander might well have understood his meaning. Read more
Published: 17/02/2022

Faith in ‘the people’? How a biblical vision can renew democracy

The Centre for the Future of Democracy in Cambridge recently offered a depressingly bleak diagnosis of the future of democracy. Read more
Author: Dr Jonathan Chaplin. Published: 05/11/2021

Icons, Identities, and Christian faith

Not all identities are equal. Some are worth holding on to; others are best jettisoned. None deserves uncritical respect. Read more
Published: 21/06/2021

The Glory of the Smile: A Biblical Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot about the smile these days. Why the smile? Why now? The first UK lockdown coincided with the birth of our first child, Lucy, who was born into this strange new world at the end of April 2020. Read more
Author: Dr Ashley Cocksworth. Published: 09/06/2021

Give Us Peace – But Not Yet

The title of this reflection on peace is a play on Augustine’s prayer for God to make him a celibate…but not yet. Read more
Author: Stanley Hauerwas. Published: 23/03/2021

Church well-placed to help bring peace to Africa, says Lord Boateng

The Church is well-placed to help bring peace across Africa, said Lord Boateng tonight. Read more
Published: 26/10/2018