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Words to pray about the Boston marathon explosions

As news continues to come through about the Boston marathon explosions, many of us will want to pray for the situation. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find words to pray. We hope these verses from the Psalms might be helpful.

‘Noah’ film now in UK cinemas

Noah, the much talked about film based on the Biblical story from the book of Genesis, is in cinemas in the UK from today. The film has received a mixed reaction from religious groups in the US, but has been a box office hit, taking $44m (£26.4m) in...

Jamaican New Testament launches October 2012

Some five million people around the world speak Jamaican Patois, many of them in the UK and it’s taken 20 years of work by the Bible Society of the West Indies to put the New Testament into the language.

15-year-old who cheated death at Battle of Jutland

It is now 98 years since the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle in history and the only time that the British and German fleets came to blows during WW1. It involved some 250 ships and around 100,000 men.

Prime Minister hears Archbishop praise Church schools at Prayer Breakfast

The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, listened as the Archbishop of Canterbury praised Church schools at the Houses of Parliament this morning.

Africa in crisis and in hope

Africa in crisis – yet full of hope – have been the themes that have dominated the third African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI), in Uganda, run by Bible Society. Concerns ranged from the growing threat of Islamist terrorism in Nigeria, to ...

ABLI latest: African Christian leaders call for end to corruption

ABLI conference calls on G20 to 'stand against greed and secret deals'.

‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’

Walk into the lobby of the BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London and you’ll see its motto, ‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’.

Alain de Botton's 'list for life' – and 4 biblical comparators

Most of today's papers have a short piece about a list of '10 commandments for virtuous atheists' put together by Alain de Botton (philosopher and author of 'Religion for Atheists'). How does it compare to some biblical 'lists for life'?

Comment: stats show society doesn't split into religious 'sides'

With Christmas coming up, now seems like a good time to think about labels. Research numbers we've been seeing recently – including the religion statistics from the latest census – suggest that when it comes to 'religion', the labels we have a...

Bringing hope to children with cancer

At Nicaragua’s only child cancer hospital Bible Society is bringing vital practical help and spiritual support to children and their families. Every child on the cancer wards at La Mascota hospital in Managua is offered a Bible. Bible Society in Ni...

One man’s drive through the Holy Land

Shelton Frost, a farm labourer from Lincolnshire was ‘a visionary’ according to his granddaughters Sheila Richardson (52) and Joy Robinson (58).

German U-boat man faced questions of faith in battle

Firing torpedoes at a French ship from his U-boat was a turning point for Christian German soldier, Martin Niemoller.

Nativity: did it really happen?

Did you hear Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou on 5Live Breakfast 20-12-12? (1.41mins in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pbkyc). Presenter Nicky Campbell was asking her 'what we really know about the nativity' and the Professor was giving her...

Thirty Pieces of Silver

Christians are being encouraged to take a fresh look at corruption and justice throughout Lent.

Preaching at Passchendaele

It should have been the happiest time of their lives. Albert and Florence Penn had not long been married, and she found she was pregnant.

Feeding the 5,000 at the front

It’s not surprising that Pte Wilf Kreibich’s tattered, khaki New Testament which he had with him during the whole of WW1 falls open at Matthew 14: the feeding of the 5,000.

Five ideas for RE in schools

If you're a teacher looking for RE resources then here are five ideas to use in your school.

Chaplains took Christianity to the front line

Providing spiritual solace to the troops was vital and it was expected.

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