The shock of the terrorist attack in the centre of Paris has reverberated across the Western world. We grieve at sudden death of innocent people; we are angry at those who brought violence and bloodshed into the midst of our ordinary lives; we suddenly feel horribly vulnerable to the same
No, not a defeatist attitude…but something that has actually happened in the Centre this summer. Half the room has been reorganised, we have gained a new bookcase, and Phil Rawlings (who not long ago told us about his trip to Pakistan) has now given up the pretence of having a proper desk to work at.
So why is this important?
The Christian community in Pakistan has been in the news for very bad reasons over the last few months. I now wish to share something of the courage, perseverance & loyalty of the Christians in Pakistan.
This week we have some visitors from Turkey.
Arranged through the British Muslim Heritage Centre, 10 students are joining us (during Ramadan) for a week-long introduction to Christianity in the West. The aim is to explain clearly what makes our faith and its expression unique, and also to demonstrate the influence of Christian belief and practice on British society and culture.
Last week, we hosted a seminar day titled “Joining the Family”. One of several planned across the UK, they were prompted after around 40 Christian Believers of a Muslim Background (BMBs) and members of the churches they joined, looked at the issues faced by new BMBs. So what did we learn?
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