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Hundreds of churches in the United Kingdom observed Sunday, Sept. 22, as “The Big Welcome.” Sponsored by the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) and others, this initiative encourages Christians to invite someone they know to do something they love. Many U.K. churches encouraged members to invite friends to church, but the issue of welcome is […] Read More

Last month, the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) launched “Equipped to Pioneer,” a new training pathway for Baptists exploring different ways of doing church. It has been created in response to a growing need for Christians of all denominations to imaginatively re-engage with mission in the U.K. and start fresh expressions of church, which […] 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

Baptists in the United Kingdom have joined several denominations in backing a call endorsed by the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, for urgent steps to prevent hundreds of thousands of children from plunging into poverty. In his first major political intervention, Welby has supported amendments tabled by bishops in the House of Lords in […] 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

Baptists in Great Britain have welcomed the appointment of Rev. Justin Welby as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, citing his wisdom, mediation skills and commitment to mission. In a widely expected development, the current bishop of Durham was confirmed as the successor to Rev. Rowan Williams on the morning of Nov. 9. He will become […] Read More

“What’s the point? Why am I here? Can we possibly be on our own?” Many have these kinds of questions about the nature of life – and now there is a new resource to help explore them in a Christian context. “Question” is a stylishly filmed new DVD for Christians wanting a tool to explore […] Read More

Prayer always turns our thinking upside down. Mary’s song, the Magnificat, is the supreme example of this. When God is at work he is never merely in the business of “adding his blessing” to what we have decided to do. He wants to turn our unjust world upside down. He is a God who longs […] Read More

Baptists in the United Kingdom are part of a ministry outreach by a network of churches focused on the Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in London. The Olympics will be held from July 27 to Aug. 12; the Paralympic Games will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9. The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) […] Read More

Chris Duffett, the new president of the BaptistUnionofGreatBritain, talked recently with EthicsDaily.com via Skype. The interview, which focuses on Duffett’s work as a street evangelist, is now live on Vimeo. Duffett, founder of TheLightProject, will serve as BUGB president for 2012-13. The Light Project encourages, trains and chronicles ways in which Christians actively and creatively […] Read More