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Reform Magazine | May 19, 2019

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Safe churches

29/04/2019 |

How can churches become safer for children and vulnerable adults? Ioannis Athanasiou, Safeguarding Adviser for the United Reformed Church, shares his tips

Safeguarding is a growing issue for Christian churches and all faith communities. As disciples of Christ, we journey … Read More

Coming out from the pulpit

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What goes through your head when you tell a churchthat you are gay? Lee Battle explains

What does it feel like to come out as gay to people in church? When the Church discusses human sexuality, we often miss this … Read More

‘Bonkers but beautiful’

29/04/2019 |

Caroline Andrews on being the minister of a tourist attraction

The building of Saltaire United Reformed Church is like a folly – bonkers but beautiful. Saltaire is a Unesco World Heritage site, an industrial village built by the mill owner … Read More

Tell your church building’s story

29/04/2019 |

It’s time for churches to tell their story, says Valerie Jenkins

In 2020, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Pilgrim Fathers, when Congregational Christians escaped persecution in England by sailing to the New World. It would … Read More

Under the sign of a joke

01/04/2019 |

Simon Jenkins on the horror and humour of the Passion

In a bare room, at the end of a rope suspended from the ceiling, a man is hanging upside down, his wrists tightly bound, his hair brushing the floorboards as … Read More

Look to the skies

01/04/2019 |

How tragedy was averted, by plane

In 2013, 23-year-old Elizita Cardoso, a young mother in Suai, Timor-Leste (formerly known as East Timor) was looking forward to the arrival of twins. Her feelings of joy turned to fear when she began … Read More