Britain, Wales see dramatic drop in Christian populations, Falls Below 50% for first time

A new census shows the number of people identifying as Christian in England and Wales has fallen below 50% for the first time, although researchers say this does not mean Britain has turned its back on religion, Christian Today (CT) reports. The census also shows that the percentage of the English and Welsh population who said they had no religion rose sharply from 25.2% in 2011 to 37.2% in 2021.

Political divisions in church can drive pastors to burnout, poll shows

A new study by conservative Christian polling group Bana reveals that many pastors are so stressed out by political divisions and excessive identification with political parties in their congregations that they have considered leaving the ministry over it, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Significant number of churchgoers have not returned to in-person services

A new survey shows that, although almost all churches have reopened since being placed in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, 15% of congregants have still not returned to in-person services, the Washington Times reports. Released on Tuesday, the survey was carried out by the Southern Baptist-affiliated Lifeway Research organization.

The JESUS Film now translated into 2,000th language

The landmark 1979 JESUS Film has just been translated into its 2,000th language, the Jesus Film Project (JFP) reports. Based solely on the account of Jesus’ life as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, the film has drawn a reported 49 million people to Christ since its release over 40 years ago.

Bishops Discuss Peace As War Rages

Leaders of the Bishops’ Conferences from Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Hungary’s capital Budapest to discuss a roadmap for peace as war rages in neighboring Ukraine.

New study shows positive link between religion and mental health

A major new study has shown that religion can help foster good mental health in young people, Christian Today reports. The study was conducted by the Springtide Research Institute and apparently confirms decades of previous research showing a positive link between religion and mental health.

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