Jerusalem churches call for peace amid violent clashes

Jerusalem churches have appealed for peace in the wake of recent violent clashes in the city. Senior church leaders are deeply concerned by the confrontations and in particular the coordinated activity of radical groups that target religious minorities.

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COVID scientists issue urgent call for help from UK’s black communities

Scientists involved in a ground-breaking COVID-19 genetic research study have issued an urgent call to Londoners who caught the virus to donate blood at special ‘pop up’ centres that are staring to open across the capital.

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Myanmar: Christians ‘hiding in the forest for safety’

Myanmar’s Christians have been telling Open Doors partners of how they are living in constant fear, following February’s coup.  With the internet shut down, communications from the country have been few and far between. However, Open Doors’

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Christian charities team up with TV’s Mr Motivator for ‘Body and Soul’

National charity, Oasis, is teaming up with TV’s Mr Motivator, The Children’s Society and Applause for Thought (which supports those working in the arts), to offer people a post-lockdown boost in the form of a fun fitness routine.

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Youth violence prevention week – “Hard Calls Save lives”

The Metropolitan police have launched a new campaign called “Hard Calls Save lives”. This is a hard-hitting awareness-raising campaign against serious youth violence led by five mothers who have lost their sons to knife crime.

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Campaigner proposes Register of Essential Works for Places of Worship

A prominent campaigner for the heritage of Southport has made an open proposal to his Local Authority and Central Government to establish a formal documented platform listing essential works required across all Places of Holy Worship

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