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500 Anniversary - How has the Reformation changed society?

Sarah Williams is research professor in the History of Christianity, Regent College.  From Evangelical Alliance Website (This article may be a bit "heavier" than our normal news stories but the reformation has has a great impact on the church in Wales so we though we should recongise its 500th anniversary) If we believe that all human beings are created equal, that they are free to act according to conscience, to speak freely, to be treated fairly before the law; if we believe that rulers should obey the same laws as their subjects, that oppression should be resisted; that leaders should be held to account, that…

Could you help Christian Aid make a difference in Myanmar?

Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives.   More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into Bangladesh and unknown numbers remain displaced in Myanmar. As villages in Myanmar continue to be destroyed, figures are expected to rise, with up to 15,000 people crossing the border each day. Those fleeing to the border have walked for miles, and for days on end. They have no money for food or shelter. Many mothers are escaping with…

Sports Chaplaincy celebrates 25 years of serving people in sport

On September 7th an event was hosted in Parliament by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Labour Faith Envoy and Vice Chair of Christians in Parliament to celebrate the great work God has done through Sports Chaplaincy in supporting the sporting world with pastoral and spiritual care for 25 years. The work was started by John Boyers, then a Baptist Minister in Watford, and who is now chaplain to Manchester United. Over the years, and initially through football, the work has grown such that there are now about 475 sports chaplains across the UK supporting international teams, professional teams, semi-pro…

Exhibition celebrates life and work of pioneer translator

Wales has a grand history of Christianity and in October, there’s a chance to celebrate the life and work of William Salesbury. Some 450 years ago, he was the first person to translate the New Testament into Welsh. The first edition was published on October 7 1567. It was ground-breaking stuff. Until then, only parts of the Bible had been available in prayer books. His work laid the foundation for translations of the Bible, the most modern of which is beibl.net. Bible Society is holding a special exhibition during October at Mary Jones World in Bala, in the beautiful Snowdonia…

every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave

RED community are seeking to make a difference here in Wales through grinding coffee! Manumit offers dignity & hope to survivors of modern slavery through training & employment. Our coffee is roasted by men and women who have suffered horrendous exploitation at the hands of traffickers and modern slave traders but are now rebuilding their lives. At our Cardiff-based Roastery we produce excellent coffee that combats modern slavery on 3 levels: • Sourcing specialty coffee beans from ethical, slavery free suppliers. • Training and employing survivors of modern slavery as coffeeroasters. • Investing all profits in local and international anti-slavery…

Love Wales look back on great summer of mission

This summer we have had a great series of missions all over Wales with a fantastic response from all the communities they were held in. Missions and evangelistic events head up by Love Wales took place in: Pembroke Dock, Cardigan, Kenfig Hill, Pontypridd, Merthyr Tydfil, Morewelon and Gwalchmai in Anglesey, Llanfairfechan, Gyffin in Conwy and Shine in Swansea.  Thousands of people heard the Gospel through these missions and many people were prayed with for salvation, healing and numerous needs. The Love Wales team are still hearing stories of how people's lives have been changed through what has taken place during this summer.  Love Wales want to say a big thank you very much to…

Christian Students Across Wales welcome new students to university

Many of us have been there! Our first day at university or dropping you kids of to university for the first time and saying good bye. Praying they will survive the term and not do anything too stupid in the process!  The change of lifestyle can be a massive challenge to many students but it all a time when many students start to explore - some for the first time - the big spiritual questions, Organisations like UCCF, Fusion, and other university based Christian organisaiton alongside 100's of churches gear up to welcome, encourage and support students from the UK and…

Cardiff Street Pastors - Recruiting New Volunteers

Cardiff Street Pastors are currently recruiting for new street pastors and night base team members.  If you could please advertise this in your church or you know if anyone is interested in joining either teams please ask them to contact Jackie Bradshaw, Street Pastor Coordinator, Tel: 02920 512247; email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The work of Cardiff Street Pastors continues to go well and every Friday & Saturday night we have teams out in Cardiff City Centre that are able to help many vulnerable people. Here are some statistics taken from our reports for the last 3 months which is a summary of our actions…

"The Case for Christ" New Movie comes to Showcase

A new movie "The Case for Christ" will be opening at Nantgarw Showcase cinema for three days on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Monday 18th September. The film tells the story of atheist and 'Chicago Tribune' journalist Lee Strobel who felt he had lost his wife when she became a Christian. It reenacts his search to find out whether what she believed is true. Lee subsequently became a pastor at Willow Creek Church in Illinois. This is what Film Review Site Rotten Tomatoes says "A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting…

Newport Night Shelter getting ready for a ninth year

This winter will mark 9 years of Newport Nightshelter! During this time they have provided 7886 emergency bed spaces to those who find themselves homeless during the cold winter months. They couldn’t do this without the partnering churches / volunteers – they are grateful to everyone who has been involved with the project. They provide a hot supper and drinks, a warm, safe bed for the night, toiletries, breakfast in the morning, and genuine friendship. Over and above meeting the immediate need for emergency shelter, they try to get to know our guests and tailor the support we offer to their individual needs. This commonly…