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Representatives of the United Kingdom’s Christian denominations, including the Baptist Union of Great Britain, have sent a message of greetings and peace to their Muslim neighbors to mark the occasion of ‘Id ul-Fitr (Eid). Eid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan. It took place on Aug. […] Read More

The “Link Visiting Scheme” is a befriending service, which aims to combat social isolation among older people. It was initiated in 1998 by Woodley Baptist Church in Berkshire in the United Kingdom and has had quite an impact in the borough of Wokingham. Now, organizers believe its model can be used across the U.K. The […] Read More

The scandal of world hunger could soon end if the revenues that developing countries lose through tax dodging were available to them to invest in agricultural development, according to a new report from a relief and development agency in Great Britain. One in eight of the world’s population goes to bed hungry, with disappointing progress […] Read More

Human rights campaigners in Wales are urging Foreign Secretary William Hague to make a fresh public plea for the return of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay. One of more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the U.S. base, Aamer has been held for more than 11 years – despite […] Read More

Although the number of people donating organs after death has risen 50 percent since 2008, more donors are needed. Churches have been called on to help in a campaign backed by the Baptist Union of Great Britain. National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant recently revealed that organ donations have been on the rise. More […] Read More

Evidence and statistics have been misused, misrepresented and manipulated by politicians and the media to create myths that blame and stigmatize the most vulnerable in society, according to a new, hard-hitting church report. The report, titled “The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Ending Comfortable Myths About Poverty,” was published March 1 by the Joint Public Issues […] Read More

Millions of Britons are boycotting companies seen to be avoiding their fair share of taxes in the United Kingdom, according to new research from Christian Aid, a relief and development agency. A ComRes survey about public perceptions around tax avoidance found a third (34 percent) of Britons say that they currently boycott the products or […] Read More

Christian Aid has launched a new movement to encourage and inspire young people to come together to tackle injustice. The Christian Aid Collective will bring together young people from across the United Kingdom to wrestle with the big issues surrounding global poverty and work together to do something about it. A new website has launched […] Read More

A Baptist minister appeared on “Songs of Praise,” a long-running religious program on British television, recently as churches across the United Kingdom were encouraged to focus on everything related to prisons. Rev. Bob Wilson is the Free Churches Group (FCG) secretary for prison chaplaincy – he’s the first Baptist to serve in the role – […] Read More

“God only works through Christians.” “Other faiths only engage in interfaith relations to convert us.” “We can’t work alongside people of other faiths.” These are just three of the 12 myths of interfaith engagement challenged in a new resource from the Baptist Union of Great Britain being launched today (Nov. 19) during Inter Faith Week. […] Read More