Naomi New

Naomi Osinnowo

Naomi joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 as editorial content manager. Positions with publishers and within the marketing and communications faculty of a higher education institution, plus stints as a reporter, have enabled the media and cultural studies graduate, who has an NCTJ diploma in newspaper journalism, to hone the necessary skills and qualities to serve members well.

A million testimonies written in stone

30 August 2021I caught up with founder Richard Gamble for the latest on the Christian monument, which, at 169ft tall, is set to be loud and proud about the goodness of God. The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer has been grabbing headlines for months. For those who are not in the know, what is it? RG: It’s a colossal piece of public art, a giant infinity loop made up of a million bricks. Every single one of those bricks will represent a story of answered to make hope visible to all who see this Christian…

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Our Christian witness in a scandalous time

28 June 2021For the director and evangelist at Speak Life, this scandal serves as a sobering wake-up call, especially for evangelists, and an opportunity to, once again, learn the way of the cross. I spoke with Glen to find out more. For readers who are unfamiliar with Speak Life, tell us a little about the charity. We are an evangelistic ministry and we’re convinced that what you love you share. A central verse for us is Matthew 12:34: “From the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” We want to fill the…

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Barriers to entry, and participation

18 December 2020So much in church ministry and worship has changed since that gathering; and these changes, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, have brought to the fore Christians with disabilities or additional needs and their access to church life. Accessibility has long been a challenge for the church. One would not be wrong in concluding that the past 26 years Kay has spent trying to help churches widen access, and the little progress that she feels has been made, is an indicator of how difficult it is to…

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A missional opening for the taking

25 August 2020Such was the finding of the Talking Toddlers research released in May. It showed that almost two-thirds of non-Christian parents with children under five have taken their children to a church-based activity such as a toddler group or Messy Church in the past year. “There’s a huge opening here,” says Rachael Heffer, the Evangelical Alliance’s head of mission. “Many non-Christian parents who seek supportive, friendly and values-driven environments for their children are coming to our churches,…

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A Rocha International appoints new exec director

14 August 2020Dr Stuart will take up his role at the Christian organisation, which brings together practical conservation action with Christian faith, in December when he'll step down from his current position as director of strategic conservation at Synchronicity Earth. Dr Stuart, who has a long history with A Rocha, having served as an A Rocha International trustee between 2000 and 2009, and from 2017 to June 2020, commented, “I am both excited and humbled to be taking this new position with A Rocha…

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Kick-starting community restoration with CAP

21 July 2020Having been by the side of those who need practical, spiritual and emotional support since the beginning of the crisis, local churches are perfectly placed to support individuals and families through the next phase of this trying time. So Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has launched Kick Start – a free resource for local churches – to ensure church leaders and their mission or outreach teams are equipped to respond to the needs in their communities and congregations. Coping with loss,…

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Racial justice: Looking back as we look forward

2 July 2020This 400-year period, from the 16th to the 19th century, saw slave traders, many Britons among them, transport millions of enslaved Africans to the Americas, mainly. Millions died along the way. Large numbers died upon arrival. Many survived and, with their descendants, went on to make a huge amount of money for Britain and other European countries. For some, statues in England are a stark reminder of these times, as are the Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London and other organisations. As such,…

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Talking Toddlers research presents "huge opportunity" for local churches

26 May 2020The Talking Toddlers report, which surveyed 1,182 parents, goes on to show that of the 62 per cent of parents, more than half (55 per cent) had said they explored their own beliefs as a result of taking their young children along to a church activity, further highlighting the potential for evangelism and mission among families with young children that are on the fringes of local churches. These findings have been welcomed by the Evangelical Alliance, HOPE Together and the Church of England, who…

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Money and PPE boost for churches and ministries

28 April 2020As part of a new initiative called ‘This is Love’, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse UK is partnering with churches and ministries as they seek to support those who are disadvantaged, suffering from the direct and indirect effects of coronavirus, during this time. Providing foodbanks and care for the elderly and infirm, including people with special needs or mental health issues, are among the ways Christian communities on the ground are offering physical, emotional and spiritual relief in…

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Kingdom Bank: a financial services provider you can bank on

9 April 2020Having recently been taken over by Christian finance charity Stewardship and a small group of Christian philanthropists, Kingdom Bank says it is now in an even better position to meet the needs of new and existing customers, undoubtedly creating a welcome sense of relief in these challenging times. The Evangelical Alliance spoke with shareholder Jeremy Marshall, who has 35 years of banking experience, to find out what churches, organisations and individuals are up against and how the…

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Hope 15:13 – pray, prepare and proclaim

2 April 2020The global initiative, which offers a model for churches to respond to the pandemic, lays out a clear strategy where prayer, staying safe and sharing the hope of Jesus work in tandem to help people who are desperately searching for assurance find it through a relationship with Christ. The Evangelical Alliance spoke with Hope 15:13 project director Rachel Mildred to find out more about the initiative and how others might get involved. What is the Hope 15:13 global initiative and how did it come…

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