In a report for the Church Urban Fund, Paul Bickley argues that churches tackle the relational deficit blighting deprived communities.
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Religion in the Media
A daily roundup of media stories about religion.
HSBC bank has written to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations in the UK to tell them that their accounts will be closed - BBC
Today's fundraisers need to look to different communities and cultures to maximise their donations, says Tony Elischer - Guardian
Landmark as first full and authentic translation of the Bible into Cornish nears its completion - Telegraph
The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee the northern Iraqi city of Mosul - BBC
Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church - Huffington Post
Announcing her priorities, Hunt said she wanted to build on the legal victories secured under Summerskill - Independent
The former Chief Rabbi is appalled at the lack of protest about the treatment of Christians round the globe, and so should we be - Independent
The Church of England, is paying more than 70 of its own workers less than the living wage - Daily Mail
Chemin Neuf is bringing an ecumenical way of living to the Archbishop’s London residence after forming a community there - Times
Giles Fraser suggests there could be a moral right of resistance to oppression - Guardian
The ancestors of Assyrian Christians repented of hedonism, and God saved them: modern Ninevites do the same, and God has preserved them, until now - Telegraph
The world is experiencing a "global crisis" of repression of religious freedom and Britain should lead a "diplomatic war" say peers - BBC
Ms Ibrahim and her family fled Sudan for Italy only this morning - Independent
Muslim families are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church - Daily Mail
Hundreds gathered at a multi-faith service in St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, to pay their respects to those killed in the disaster - Guardian