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    Christian youth worker and politician given peerage


    Shaun Bailey, a Christian who has devoted much of his life to working with young people affected by drugs and violence has been awarded a peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list. He receives one of seven peerages approved by the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Shaun Bailey ...


    Football star Peter Crouch reveals daily prayers


    Abbey Clancy, the wife of former England footballer Peter Crouch, revealed that he never misses a prayer every night. Speaking on their podcast The Therapy Crouch, which they both host, the football star admitted that the ritual began during his childhood when he used to pray to ...

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    YMCA campaigns on holiday provision


    A national leader of the YMCA has called on the government to invest more in youth projects to avoid crime down the line and help desperate families as the long summer holidays loom. The Christian organisation is set to continue their summer activities to entertain and feed ...

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    Ban faith-based selection in schools says UN committee


    In a new report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has urged schools to end religious selection for admissions in a bid to create a fair and inclusive education system. While the National Secular Society (NSS) has welcomed these recommendations, Lizzie Harewood, executive ...

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    Soul Survivor suspends two more pastors


    Soul Survivor has suspended two more senior members of staff, in the ongoing safeguarding investigation into Canon Mike Pilavachi.

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    UCCF investigation still ongoing


    The Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), which supports Christian Unions across the UK, says an investigation into allegations against two senior members of staff has taken “longer than anticipated”.UCCF’s board of trustees took the decision to suspend national director Richard Cunningham and field director Tim Rudge ...

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    Chris Pratt opens up about faith criticism


    US actor Chris Pratt has shared his secret to dealing with criticism coming from him being outspoken about his Christian faith.Speaking to Page Six, Pratt referenced a Bible verse when asked if he minded the backlash his public faith confessions often cause.“‘If I was of this world, ...

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    British teens doubt Jesus’ miracles


    Teenagers in the UK are less likely than teens worldwide to believe Jesus was a miracle worker or that he was raised from the dead, according to an international study by Barna Group.Its UK edition of The Open Generation report is a first-of-its-kind international research study to ...

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    Soul Survivor issues Pilavachi update


    The investigation into possible safeguarding failures by church leader Mike Pilavachi will now include “recent allegations”. Soul Survivor has released an update on the national Church investigation after further testimonies came to light following an announcement four weeks ago. Initially, the Church of England National Safeguarding Team ...

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    Mike Pompeo swaps president for Sunday school teacher


    Former secretary of state Michael Pompeo has announced that he will not be running for president of the United States in the 2024 election in order to focus being a Sunday school teacher.In a statement, he said the decision came after “much consideration and prayer”.He said: “The ...

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    Swansea University removes Christian term titles


    Swansea University has decided to rename its traditional Christian term titles with more secular ones.In a statement, the university said the titles “no longer resonate with the student body”.“We have replaced terms such as Michaelmas and Lent as it was felt they no longer resonated with the ...

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    Police condemned over online child abuse failings


    A report into how police forces in England and Wales tackle online child sex abuse has found “unacceptable delays and missed opportunities” in responding to allegations.It says too often slow responses left vulnerable children in danger, allowing offenders to escape justice.In some cases, it took police up ...

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    Pope in new Disney documentary


    Pope Francis has appeared in a new Disney documentary, answering questions from young people. The conversations, which were recorded in late 2022, see at least ten people in their early 20s put the Pontiff under the spotlight, asking about everything from sex and LGBT+ relationships to abortion.The ...

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    Easter eggs “more important than Jesus”


    A new survey has revealed one in ten Brits consider Easter eggs to be more important that the resurrection when it comes to Easter – and a quarter of respondents calling themselves Christian don’t believe in the resurrection at all.The research by Whitestone Insight asked people to ...

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    Safeguarding concerns at Soul Survivor


    The charity watchdog for England and Wales, the Charity Commission, has received a safeguarding serious incident report from Watford church Soul Survivor. In a statement to Premier Christian News, a spokesperson for the Charity Commission confirmed it has asked the church’s trustees for “additional information about the ...

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    Applications for religious studies teachers drop by a third


    A new campaign has been launched to encourage more people to become religious studies (RS) teachers, following a drought in people willing to lead the subject.According to UCAS data, the number of people applying to teach RS is down by a third compared to last year. Now, ...

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    Trinity launches Jubilee Scholarship


    Anglican theological college, Trinity College in Bristol has introduced a new annual scholarship scheme for a Black undergraduate or postgraduate after discovering its slave trade legacy.Following research into the history of the college’s main building, Stoke House, it was discovered that the family who had built it ...

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    “Young people need to find identity in Jesus rather than drugs”


    Doctors are warning of a terrifying epidemic after a 50 percent rise in the number of young people in England using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to give them a high.Users claim it can be as easy to buy as a loaf of bread and there are calls ...

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    PM orders review of RSE in schools


    Rishi Sunak has announced that a government review of relationship and sex education (RSE) in schools is going to be fast-tracked. His action follows a campaign by Christian MP, Miriam Cates, a former teacher, which was supported by 50 Conservative MPs. She says school children are subjected ...

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    Samaritan’s Purse reaches 200 million


    Christian humanitarian aid organisation, Samaritans Purse, says it is sending out over 10.5 million shoebox gifts worldwide that were collected by partnering countries over Christmas.Through a project named Operation Christmas Child, the agency says the project picked-up over 250,000 shoebox gifts from drop-off points across the UK.This ...