The Church has been urged not to be embarrassed or "awkward" about converting others to the Christian faith in a new document published today.
At least that's what many of the reports said.
Except it's not true. The Church of England did no such thing, and the media reaction indicates the gulf between the church and the secular world in which it operates.Read more »
As England reels from the horror of the Cumbrian slaughter, one small village in a similarly lush and hilly corner of Nigeria is coping with grief of an altogether different magnitude. I try to imagine the 371 mutilated bodies lying beneath the sweet red soil of Dogo Na Hauwa (the name has since been changed to Gyang-buruk) half an hour out of Jos - and fail utterly. The sun is shiRead more »
This is not the church as I know it. This is ECWA – the offspring of the Sudan Interior Mission, a five million strong Presbyterian denomination centred in Plateau State’s uneasy capital Jos. Sassy, less solemn than the Anglican churches I know in Uganda and Sudan – and my hosts this week.
Kind, brave and perplexed by the Muslim enmity with which they are either forced to live – or migrate, a phenomenon now on the increase from this 99 per cent Christian area on Nigeria’s religious faultline.Read more »