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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | October 23, 2017

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National News

The national news from around the nation.

Revival falls on Ilford church

October 4, 2017 |

It seems the only way is indeed Essex as a church in Ilford is experiencing a renewal which has drawn visitors from all over the country and abroad

Since June this year, meetings at Capstone Church, Ilford, have continued every week from Wednesday to Saturday in addition to their Sunday services.

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1,359 teens came to Christ at summer festivals

October 4, 2017 |

Lively worship is a key element of Soul Survivor youth festivals

Over 1,300 young people became Christians at the four Soul Survivor weeks held this summer.

Founder Mike Pilavachi told Premier Radio: “There is nothing I know as wonderful as watching young people give their lives to Jesus.” Read More

Piers Morgan humiliates Christian on live TV

October 4, 2017 |

Far from conducting an objective interview, Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan ridiculed a Christian therapist on the ITV show in September.

Dr Mike Davidson helps those who wish to be free from unwanted same sex attractions. This fact alone … Read More

Other National News

October 4, 2017 |

Courage at the Carnival National Trust faces backlash

CitizenGo have organised a petition against the recent politicisation of the National Trust, in advance of the Trust’s AGM on 21 October.

Earlier this year the Trust removed the word ‘Easter’ from … Read More

At Last – A National Day of Prayer

July 28, 2017 |

Dunkirk spirit: queues formed to pray in May 1940 outside Westminster Abbey 

“Time is short” to pray for “torn-apart” Britain

8 September 2017 is 77 years after the National Prayer Day that led to victory in the Battle of Britain

Hundreds have signed up to take part in a National Day of Prayer called for 8 September.

Together with Pastors Roy and Brenda Taylor and Pastor Dennis Greenidge, evangelist David Hathaway has booked Westminster’s Emmanuel Centre for a day of fasting and prayer. Read More

Christian scientist’s design showcased at Royal Society

July 28, 2017 |

Chain reaction: Creationist Professor Stuart Burgess (left), seen here with a colleague, was able to show his design for Team GB’s Olympic winning bikes to hundreds of visiting school pupils and teachers at the prestigious Royal Society.

From 3–8 July … Read More

C of E bans gay therapy and approves transgender baptisms

July 28, 2017 |

‘Worried’ conservative Anglicans have appointed their own bishop

The Church of England’s General Synod has voted against therapy for Christians with unwanted homosexual desires, and introduced ‘transgender baptisms’.

Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams warned that the Church is “giving a national platform to ideologies which want to destroy biblical Christianity”. Read More

Street preachers win cases

July 28, 2017 |

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

Christian campaigners are celebrating court decisions in favour of three street preachers.

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

A victory for the street preachers whose case was HEART’s April 2017 cover story

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were arrested after preaching in Bristol city centre and fined in February, but Judge Picton overruled the conviction at Bristol Crown Court in July, saying he was “conscious of the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression”. Read More

Inquiry: “Put British imams in charge of mosques”

July 28, 2017 |

But it’s 20 years too late, says Pakistani Christian leader

A report by charity Citizens UK has concluded that UK mosques should appoint British-born imams who speak fluent English and understand British culture.

The report suggests that such imams are more likely to help worshippers understand how to live as Muslims in British society – and avoid being misled by extremism.

Many imams working in the UK come from other countries and were trained abroad. Read More

‘Thousands’ find faith at Arsenal’s stadium

July 28, 2017 |

Black and white churches joined together as one to worship at the Emirates Stadium

“Mass evangelism reminds the world that the Church is not dead”

On the same day as the biggest ever London ‘Pride’ march, around 20,000 people gathered at Arsenal’s football stadium for the largest UK evangelistic event since Billy Graham’s missions.  Read More