Prayer fuel: News in the UK

Here are a handful of news-bites from around the UK included in the February issue of EN. May these spur us on to pray for our country and issues we all are facing.

Are you being served?
It was widely reported in late December that Marks & Spencer was planning to allow shop assistants to refuse to handle pork or alcohol if the individual’s Islamic religious belief prohibited them from so doing.
Broadly welcomed as endorsing freedom of religious expression in the workplace, commentators were keen to ascertain whether similar accommodation would be made for Jews, Christians, and those of other faiths in other areas of employment. Ruth Woodcraft

All Souls March Mission
All Souls Langham Place in London is having a time of outreach on March 2-9 with evangelist Roger Carswell.
They would love other churches to be involved. The week will include a chat-show element before Roger speaks. Guests include a paralympian, the former correspondence secretary of the Queen and the BBC’s Football Focus presenter, Dan Walker. Info:

Changes at EP
The board of Evangelical Press (EP Books) has set up its missionary work as a formally independent organisation called EP Missionary Trust (EPMT).
EPMT is a separate charity under UK law and became fully operational on January 1. The decision to form EPMT allows it to attend to the specific needs and opportunities of EP Mission while retaining the synergy and co-operation with EP. EPMT

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