Category - prayer

  • May 19, 2012

    A 70-day UK-wide prayer relay that mirrors the journey of the Olympic Torch through more than 1,000 communities has been launched by churches.

  • April 11, 2012

    I was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as I knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. The occupiers had arrived on the cathedral's doorstep after they were prevented from protesting closer to the Stock Exchange. The Occupy movement attracted a surprising degree of public sympathy and Christians, like others, were challenged to choose sides.

  • January 18, 2012

    Immediate discussions about strategy have begun among supporters of Occupy London, after a High Court eviction order pending on the Court of Appeal.

  • January 15, 2012

    A court is expected to rule next week on the City of London’s request for an eviction of the ‘Occupy’ camp near St Paul’s Cathedral. Christianity Uncut have now formally declared their intention to organise a ring of prayer at the camp if eviction goes ahead. The news has been welcomed by Ekklesia.

  • October 29, 2011

    Christian activists have promised a non-violent 'ring of prayer' to defend protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral if eviction threats are realised.

  • April 6, 2011

    Thousands of Christians across the USA are fasting in solidarity and protest against a budget process which is punishing the poorest.

  • March 24, 2011

    A clearer conception of what is meant by Christian prayer is needed, says Kat Neumann, if are to find in it an adequate, sensible yet sensitive response to a situation like the earthquake in Japan.

  • March 12, 2011

    We are likely to understand situations like the recent cairo protests more readily by examining the social and political pressures involved for both the protesters and the security forces, says Michael Marten - rather than seeking to make broad statements equating Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices.

  • February 3, 2011

    Christians and Muslims have been fasting for peace with justice in Egypt. But what on earth has giving up food got to do with changing the world? The answer, suggests Simon Barrow, is that it helps re-shape our desires as human beings, and therefore our political and spiritual orientation.

  • August 19, 2009

    The (Lutheran) Church of Sweden is inviting people to post prayer and intercession requests to a new interactive web page. It complements a television advertising campaign.