US pastor, author and founder of the non-profit organisation One Day’s Wages, Eugene Cho has cautioned against Christians allowing politics to shape their theology rather than theology shaping their politics. Mr. Cho struck the warning in his latest publication, A Christian’s Guide to Engaging in Politics. He added that Christians should not be so immersed in a particular party that they become unwilling to discern and realize the folly of thinking any single political party has a monopoly on or can exclusively represent the kingdom of God.
Senior church leaders in Nigeria have led a mass protest against the “brutal killing of innocent Nigerians”. Hundreds turned out on Sunday to support the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria to take a stand against a surge of Islamist extremist violence.
A UK Christian charity has said new laws proposed by the government to protect victims of domestic abuse don’t go far enough. The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill was debated in the UK Parliament yesterday and could see domestic abusers face lie detector tests on release from prison.
In response to worldwide concerns about the coronavirus, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has tightened its measures on communion. These include suspending its distribution by both the tongue and the Chalice and limiting the wafer to be given on the hand only. The sharing of hymn books has been banned and collection plates will no longer be passed around to congregation members.
When times are at their worst, Christians should be at their best. This is according to a piece in yesterday’s Christian News Headlines. The article observed that already glimpses of this approach are evident in China, where Christians who face state-sponsored persecution are taking care of their non-believing neighbours in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.