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The Sound of Healing

Talika was partially deaf.

Anyone, Anywhere

The other day I decided to spend the afternoon working in a nice little coffee shop in Didsbury village. This coffee shop is usually buzzing with mummies and babies meeting over brunch, friends catching up over drinks and business meetings happening over coffee.

Who Says Muslims Don't Speak Out?

I was in Birmingham last Wednesday when Adrian Elms (aka Khalid Masood) drove onto Westminster Bridge in London and intentionally ploughed into pedestrians before forcing his way through the gates of the Palace of Westminster fatally stabbing a policeman before being shot dead.

Theresa May - Let's Talk About Jesus

At the recent reception for Christian leaders at 10 Downing Street, Theresa May went further than David Cameron by saying: ‘We should celebrate the role of Christianity in our country’. All indicators are that the Prime Minister has a faith that’s personal, open and committed.

The Battle for Mosul

The battle for western Mosul, the last major stronghold of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, is now happening.

God's Plans are Better than Yours

I have a friend and a fellow youth leader who is due to go on her year abroad to China this coming September. In preparation, she had to choose three universities as her choices and she found out earlier this week which university she got accepted into.

Theresa May's Tribute to British Christians

Each year the Cabinet Office invites a selection of leaders in a variety of faith groups to Downing Street where the PM thanks them for their national contribution. When my turn came I nearly ended up holding baby Florence – David Cameron’s youngest daughter – while he mingled.

What Could Your Church Be Doing?

The Outreach and Resourcing team at Interserve recently went out to visit some Interserve Partners in Leeds.

"Integration" or "Social Cohesion" - Which Will It Be?

Analysts have concluded that the notion of ‘multi-culturalism’ led to Britain looking more like a ‘community of communities’. Since then the government was still getting to grips with the routine levels of immigration when emergency migration to Europe began.

Believer from Muslim Background Arrested

Brother Sahat*, a Muslim Background Believer (MBB) from a Tajik church, was arrested during an outreach. As he was walking on the street he met a man, a stranger who began to speak to him.

Muslim Integration in the West

 The major political agenda in Britain is that Muslims simply “have to” integrate; popular opinion is that Muslims “can’t” integrate; the media narrative is that Muslims “don’t want to” integrate. The recent BBC2 reality documentary ‘Muslims like us’ spoke into this conversation.

Meeting Jesus in a Tent

One afternoon Daniel walked into a white tent in a refugee camp in Jordan, with a family of eight people inside. “Hi I’m Daniel and I’m here to tell you about Jesus,” he announced.

He wasn’t quite prepared for their reaction.

Hospitality: When Faiths Meet

Two cathedrals hit the news in January for interfaith engagement which went wrong. Colin Edwards provides a guest comment on the issue and invites input on some critical questions.