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.
Chinese lawyers accuse Communist Party of persecuting the country’s fast-growing Christian community - Telegraph
Scientist says a mother has a responsibility to ‘abort it and try again’ if she knows her baby would have the disorder - Guardian
Despite a common view that young Muslim women are forced to wear veils by men or their families, studies point to the opposite - Reuters
Douglas Murray on the export of British Jihadism - Spectator
Daniel Finkelstein looks at a worrying trend in the UK
Politicians’ silence over the persecution of Christians has spurred Anglicans into standing up for religious freedom - Times
A new prelate for Ukraine - Economist
Christopher Middleton meets the Reverend Alan Robson, Lincolnshire’s busiest minister - Telegraph
I recently heard a talk in a church on behalf of a charity that helps persecuted Christians abroad - Conservative Home
77-year-old says he may 'soon be off to the Father's house' and would retire if he could no longer perform his duties - Guardian
Our invasion of Iraq contributed to the current catastrophe, so simple restitution demands we welcome refugees - Guardian
Remarks probably aimed at creating dialogue with China, other communist countries
Catholics and Anglicans said that they had lost confidence in the Iraqi government to afford them any protection after tens of thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes
Britain is a multicultural nation and its minority communities are having an increasing influence on its voice in the world
Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to speak the group's name