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Government proposals set to resurrect state-backed register of church activities, says Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance, a UK wide Christian group, are calling for the government to abandon proposals to regulate out-of-school settings across England. The government is currently consulting on proposals around home education and out-of-school education settings, which are marred by ambiguity…

22 May 2019

Politics/Far above politics

I’ve worked in parliament and politics for long enough to know that we should believe political pundits and experts when they declare that they have no idea what is coming next. Gone are the days of confident predictions and clear trajectories of political movement; we live in an environment with…

29 April 2019
Danny Webster

Global/Sri Lanka attacks: grief-stricken but hope-filled

Because we needed rest, we opted for a more leisurely pace, with an extended beach stay, rather than the typical tourist itineraries. Due to seasonal monsoon cycles, we went to the east coast, just north of Batticaloa, where one of eight explosions in Sri Lanka targeted Christians as they attended…

25 April 2019
Danny Webster

Politics/Government’s anti-persecution inquiry launched

At yesterday’s launch event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hunt said: “We wanted to do this not just because freedom of worship is a fundamental human right, but also because freedom of worship is the invisible line between open societies and closed societies. “Where freedom of worship is…

31 January 2019
Danny Webster

Deputy First Minister reaffirms importance of “valuable contribution” of churches across Scotland

John Swinney MSP will address delegates at Scotland’s National Youth and Children’s work conference in Aviemore, to highlight the value of constructive partnership between the Scottish Government and Christian communities The 350 delegates attending the Deep Impact conference in Aviemore will…

18 January 2019

Politics/Confusion and chaos, or a country crying out for hope?

Within 24 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday, the government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement, which would see the UK leave the European Union on 29 March, was defeated by a historic majority and Theresa May’s government survived a no confidence vote triggered by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after the…

17 January 2019
Danny Webster

Siân Rees joins the Evangelical Alliance as director of Wales

The Evangelical Alliance is delighted to welcome Siân Rees as its new director of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales and to the UK-wide leadership team. Siân joins the Evangelical Alliance having most recently led a performing arts faculty at a secondary school in North Wales. Siân brings to the…

10 January 2019

Politics/Brexit, Herod and contemptuous politicians

The five-day debate on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was always going to be tense, with predictions that the government could lose the vote on 11 December by a large margin – one tracker now has more than 100 Conservative MPs pledging to vote against it. But then there was the tricky matter of…

6 December 2018
Danny Webster

Evangelical Alliance releases Transformed; an introduction on transgender

The Evangelical Alliance has produced Transformed as a brief biblical and pastoral introduction to understanding transgender in a changing culture. The resource follows an extended period of consultation and discussion and seeks to provide a nuanced contribution into a debate that creates…

28 November 2018

Church/Firm Foundations – new resource from the Evangelical Alliance

Over the last few years the Evangelical Alliance has spoken to many churches that have experienced challenges finding properties to meet in and encountered hurdles relating to cost, bureaucracy and opposition. Churches that are part of our One People Commission, which represents churches from…

22 November 2018
Danny Webster

Religious Liberty Commission statement on Asia Bibi

Religious Liberty Commission calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan to allow Asia Bibi to leave Pakistan. The Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) of the Evangelical Alliance is formed of Release International, CSW and Open Doors UK who are all working to support and speak up for those suffering for…

7 November 2018

Churches back Tracey Crouch over delay in FOBT limits

Leaders of churches and Christian organisations have spoken out in support of Tracey Crouch following her resignation as the minister responsible for gambling. The government have delayed introducing a £2 limit on FOBTs until October 2019. Following a wide ranging consultation the government…

2 November 2018

Politics/Justin Welby: the turbulent priest and the Trades Union Congress

Ahead of his speech to the Trade Union’s Congress this week he put out a tweet teasing that it might ruffle a few feathers. He knew that it would reignite the debate that had hardly simmered down follow his involvement in the IPPR thinktank’s commission on economic justice and their report last…

14 September 2018
Danny Webster

Church/Intergenerational church: let’s show the world how it’s done

Danny Webster is advocacy and media manager at the Evangelical Alliance.This week the Intergenerational Commission published its full report into fairness between different generations. Most publicised was the organisation's proposal to grant every 25-year-old a 'citizen's inheritance' of £10,000,…

18 May 2018
Danny Webster

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