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Feature in The Times: 2008 Sichuan earthquake sparked church growth

The Sichuan earthquake in China in 2008 was one of the worst ever recorded. Some 71,000 people died, some 374,000 were injured and at least 4.8 million were left homeless.

'The Light' film shoot begins this Weekend

Simon Cookson, winner of this year's Pitch film competition and first time director starts filming his adaptation of Saul's conversion of the road to Damascus.

Chaplains played key role in WW1

Providing spiritual solace to the forces was key. But the Armed Forces got off to a slow start. At the outbreak of war there were just 116 chaplains. By 1918 there were some 3,000 in France alone.

Prayers said for kidnapped Nigerian school girls

The African Biblical Leadership Initiative in Ghana has called all people of influence everywhere to speak out against fanaticism and for Boko Haram to release the kidnapped schoolgirls.

Thousands to see Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

The Wintershall cast – including a donkey and horses - will be performing the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection this Easter.

Get involved! Take action on corruption

Support for Exposed2013 campaign. Call for support. Downloadable tool kits with practical ideas

Missed the National Prayer Breakfast? See the video

If you didn't get to this year's National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast take a look at our latest video.

Held as a prisoner of war for 4 years

Alfred Algar was a member of the Suffolk Regiment when war broke out. He was among the first to be sent to war, on 5 August 1914, the day after hostilities were announced.

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.

‘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...

ABLI latest: African Christian leaders call for end to corruption

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

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.

Thirty Pieces of Silver

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

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.

The Jubilee provides the opportunity to re-think values, urges Bishop of London

The Jubilee offers society an opportunity to fundamentally reassess its value systems, the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, claims in a new pamphlet to be delivered to every MP.

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).

‘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’.

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.

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'?

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...

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