Category - prayer

  • 30 Oct 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.

  • 6 Apr 2011

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

  • 24 Mar 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.

  • 12 Mar 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.

  • 4 Feb 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.

  • 19 Aug 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.

  • 17 Aug 2009

    Many people have lost touch with ‘institutional religion’, but not with spirituality. Henry Morgan explains how people’s passions and everyday experience can reconnect them with the God they already knew, and with prayer as a natural, integrating, liberating activity.

  • 24 Jul 2009

    If watching football is a waste of time with redeeming moments, much the same could be said about prayer, says Simon Barrow. In a world over-attached to achievement, we lose sight of the fact that what is really 'worth it' is often not conventionally 'productive'.

  • 13 Apr 2009

    The desert in Nevada, where native people once came for water to sustain life, is waiting for the transformation inherent in faith says Gene Stoltzfus, as he joins Holy Week prayer and protest at an air force base.

  • 6 Mar 2009

    Today over 3 million people worldwide are praying and worshipping together during an annual day of prayer for the church and the world, using a service prepared by Christian Women in Papua New Guinea.