Jim McAnlis, Shadrach Lukwago, Sam Oyirwoth and I returned to Arua in North West Uganda in late August to train 95 student leaders and youth leaders in the Diocese of West Nile to use the Christianity Explored course at the invitation of Bishop Charles Andaku.Continue reading
More than five years ago, the Times newspaper published an editorial entitled ‘Spectators at the Carnage’.
Persecution on the grounds of religious faith is a global phenomenon and is growing in scale and intensity. Reports including that of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on ‘Freedom of Religion or Belief’ (FoRB) warn that religious persecution is increasing, and an “ever-growing threat”.Based on reports from various NGOs, it is estimated that about one third of the world’s population suffers from religious persecution in some form, with Christians being the most persecuted group.Continue reading
Dave Smith, also known as Fighting Father Dave, is an Anglican priest in Australia. Father Dave is best known for his work with at-risk youths, especially in his use of boxing for those suffering from substance abuse problems and anger management issues. He is a 6th degree black belt as well as a professional boxer. He is also a member of the Peacemaker International Board of Reference. Stephen and Dave have worked together on reconciliation projects supporting peacemakers in Syria and Palestine.Continue reading
Graham Burrough talks about the monthly United Church of Egham Charity Bookstall which raises funds for local charities.Continue reading
On Saturday 22 June, as part of Refugee Week, Winchester University hosted a Family Fun Day for refugees and their families. It was also an opportunity to meet other local families and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, sports, games, massages, arts and crafts. The event was organised in partnership with the Rural Refugee Network.Continue reading
Another bumper collection of Christian books donated to Book Aid from friends in Southampton and Portsmouth. Joseph loading the van at our Portsmouth storeroom this week.
Book Aid Charitable Trust was set up in order to make large shipments of new and secondhand Christian books and Bibles to these needy areas. In particular Book Aid supports Christian bookshops, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.