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Manchester Arena – the ultimate bullying tactic

ISIS is like a wounded animal lashing out with venom against a perceived enemy – the godless West. Its online recruitment of disaffected ‘losers’ (i.e. a Trumpism) is working in that it has turned one sympathiser into a collaborator with deadly effect at Manchester Arena on 22 May.  

#PrayforManchester

I woke up this morning stunned. Over the past few years there have been attacks, in Paris, Brussels, Nice, London. But now, my city. Now Manchester. 

Praying through Ramadan

We all know that feeling at the start of a new year; Christmas celebrations are over and many of us have had these celebrations with family. These can be a mixture of remembering Jesus, God with us at carol services, along with fun, stress and tension on very busy days.

Enemy of faith in public space

Another casualty of the ‘liberal left’ is a Christian prison volunteer forced to resign for quoting the Bible in a chapel service prisoners chose to go to. Once again aggressive secularism tips its hand as a greater enemy to Christians than Muslims ever were.

Mobile Mission: The Modern Way

I’ve heard it said: ‘What do prunes and missionaries have in common? Both go into dark places and do good’. The traditional image of a missionary was David Livingstone in a pith helmet. It emerged in the 1800s during colonial expansion as commerce and mission endeavour flowed from Europe.

Mobile Mission: Freedom

Julia* works to catalyse new businesses that empower the rural poor - especially women - who might otherwise be at risk of being trafficked into prostitution.

Mobile Mission: Media

Luke* works at a media studio in south Asia, producing evangelistic audio-visual resources and distributing them online, as well as forming relationships with Muslim men.

Discipling Diaspora

On a recent Sunday, forty people took membership in their local church, share Interserve partners Josh and Louise*. Half of them were baptised, including two international students from our cell group.

Sowing Seeds

Meet two of our friends.

Around five years ago, with other ex-Gurkha families, Aarushi left the hills above Pokhara, Nepal and settled in the estates of north Farnborough, where about a third of the population are Nepalese.

And the real cause of Islamic radicalism is…?

Popular opinion agrees that Islamism is evil with the problem rooted in an “ideology”. While this is true as far as it goes, Baroness Sayedda Warsi points to a twist.

'Home Grown' Terrorism

The Westminster attack succeeded because of a lethal cocktail of elements which are hard to monitor or prevent – it was a ‘home-grown’ perpetrator (i.e. UK born); it was ‘low-tech’ (i.e. car-keys and kitchen knife); it was a convert to Islam (i.e. bringing personal issues and idealism).