Christian News Media Digest
“Keep the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” – Karl Barth
It was the renowned theologian Karl Barth who said that we should keep the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. He emphasized that we should be grounded in God’s Word but also aware of what is going on in the world around us and interpret it through the Bible. This news digest is a curated selection of Christian news articles, interviews and more that speak to current children-related issues and developments that are relevant to the Church. They provide insights, inform and equip those who are serving in children ministries whether at the global, national or local level.
*All articles are used with permission. Some of the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the WEA Children’s Network.
A Temporary Home: The Experience of Christians Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees in France
We have all heard the figures of all those who had fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. As of February 2023, over 8 million (nearly 20% of the population) were living as
French Senate: “Make the Fight Against Pornography a Priority”
The French Senate unanimously adopted a motion for a resolution calling “to make the fight against pornographic violence a public policy priority”. The motion presented by Laurence Rossignol (Socialist party, PS), Annick Billon (Centrist),
Homeschool Enrollment Rose 30% Amid Decline in Public School Enrollment Amid Pandemic: Study
Homeschooling saw a 30% increase in 2021-2022 while public school enrollment fell by more than 1.2 million students within the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study
Public Backs Tougher Action on Porn to Protect Children
Christian campaigners are urging government ministers to take action after a poll by the GB News channel revealed broad support for tougher restrictions on online pornography. The survey, conducted by
How An Unexpected Change Broke Through Five Years Of Anxiety!
Most of the time a change of plan can be inconsequential; it may be hard in that moment, but overall the effect of that change of plan can be minimal.
One in 10 UK Children Have Seen Porn by Age 9 – Report
An alarming new report by the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, has revealed the devastating extent of children’s exposure to pornography. The report is drawn from a survey of 1,000 young
Are You Ready for the Christian School ‘Revolution’?
We’re living in a time when controversies are raging in America’s public schools. Our public schools are under intense scrutiny like never before. Many believe education, morality and discipline standards
Expert Offers Tips for Passing Faith to Children as Most Parents Don’t Think It’s ‘Very Important’
A Christian parenting expert has offered his thoughts on new polling showing that about a third of American parents say that passing their religious beliefs to their children is essential
Girls Raped, Face Life of Sexual Exploitation After Dedication to Hindu Goddess
An Indian woman described how she was routinely sexually assaulted as part of a socially accepted Hindu practice called “Devadasi,” which involves parents coercing their young daughters into an elaborate
“Friendship Is a Superpower That Has Been Radically Overlooked in Our Era”
“Popular culture focuses on romance and sexual relationships, while in church we focus on family and serving others. And so, friendship ends up getting ignored by both society and church”,
Christians Say Family Is Biggest Influence When Resolving Conflicts: Survey
When it comes to resolving conflicts, Christians say they’re most influenced by their family members, according to a research poll released by the Barna Group. The study, released earlier this month,
Christian Teacher Accused of Misgendering Pupil Denies Misconduct
A Christian teacher has denied professional misconduct after allegedly misgendering a pupil and criticising Islam on YouTube. Joshua Sutcliffe, 32, is fighting against his removal from the Teaching Regulation Agency