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'Please remember us': Islamist attack on Burkina Faso church leaves 6 dead

'Please remember us': Islamist attack on Burkina Faso church leaves 6 dead

Gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso last Sunday, killing six people. A priest was among the dead.

Welcoming the stranger: What does the Bible say about refugees?

Welcoming the stranger: What does the Bible say about refugees?

Today marks the beginning of Refugee Week, when we're encouraged to think about people who leave their homes and embark on often dangerous journeys to strange lands.

What the Bible has to say about inequality

What the Bible has to say about inequality

A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies says some people are earning vast amounts of money while others are under extreme financial pressure. What might the Bible have to say on the matter? Mark Woods explores.

Welcoming the royal baby

Welcoming the royal baby

The whole world is congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Harry and Meghan – on the birth of their son.

Dying Matters: What the Bible says about death

Dying Matters: What the Bible says about death

Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to get us talking about dying, death and bereavement. What does the Bible have to say about these things? Mark Woods explores.

The story of Jonah and the whale has been retold as a sci-fi adventure.

The story of Jonah and the whale has been retold as a sci-fi adventure.

The story of Jonah and the whale has been retold as a sci-fi adventure. Jo Sheringham is the author of Jonah And The Bony-Finned Asteroid Fish, a sci-fi re-working of the biblical story published by Bible Society.

After Extinction Rebellion: why climate change protest is biblical

After Extinction Rebellion: why climate change protest is biblical

The Extinction Rebellion climate change protests in London have ended. Christians – including former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams – were among the demonstrators.

What happened on Good Friday?

What happened on Good Friday?

‘Easter Sunday’ is obvious – it’s when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. But what about ‘Good Friday’ – what’s so good about it?

Notre Dame fire: how the Bible speaks to a modern tragedy

Notre Dame fire: how the Bible speaks to a modern tragedy

Last night the world was shocked by images of one of the greatest buildings in the world ablaze. When tragedy strikes, it’s likely that somewhere in the pages of the Bible we’ll find words that express the pain and sorrow we’re feeling.

How would a biblical writer respond to the image of a black hole?

How would a biblical writer respond to the image of a black hole?

In light of the first images of a black hole, Mark Woods explores the beauty of space, and how the Bible can help give expression to our response.

What does the Jeremiah 11.11 reference in the film 'Us' mean?

What does the Jeremiah 11.11 reference in the film 'Us' mean?

Jordan Peele’s horror film Us has been terrifying UK audiences for the last couple of weeks. One of its key motifs is a Bible verse – Jeremiah 11.11. It first appears on a cardboard placard, and 11.11 keeps coming back... but what does it mean?...

Home Office quotes ‘violent’ Bible verses out of context to deny an Iranian Christian asylum

Home Office quotes ‘violent’ Bible verses out of context to deny an Iranian Christian asylum

The Home Office has refused entry to a converted Christian asylum seeker using Bible verses as its justification.

Jonah and the Bony-Finned Asteroid Fish Launch

Jonah and the Bony-Finned Asteroid Fish Launch

This month, Bible Society launched an exciting new title: Jonah and the Bony-Finned Asteroid Fish.

Digital millennials and the Bible

Digital millennials and the Bible

Discover how the Bible is perceived by 'digital millennials' in this report created in partnership with CODEC and Barna.

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