March27 , 2023

    Surprising Impact of Pandemic on UK Christians


    Churches in Malawi Respond with Shelter and Food After Deadly Cyclone

    The longest-ever recorded cyclone in history---lasting 36 days, hit southeast Africa and killed 522, injured more than 700 people, and left more than 345,000 people homeless.

    France Celebrates Bible Month

    This year's theme is "Solidarity in the light of the Bible" and more than 200 bookstores and libraries are joining.

    New Women’s Audio Bible Launched in the UK

    The first-ever audio Bible recorded solely by UK women launched on March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day.

    Notre Dame to Re-open in December 2024

    French officials announced that one of the country's most iconic buildings will welcome visitors and faithful by December 2024.

    Pilgrimages Can Help Unchurched Travelers

    A travel website predicts that pilgrimages will be one of the biggest travel trends in 2023.


    The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live including how we practice our faith. With people staying at home to help stem the spread of the deadly virus, some thought that government-imposed health protocols such as physical distancing would affect religious practices negatively.

    However, Christian leaders found that, instead of bringing down the number, the lockdown did the opposite and increased the number of Christians who became active in their faith.

    In the UK, the Salvation Army Norwich Citadel reported that more than 2,000 people tuned in to its online Sunday services, compared to the usual 300 people who attended services in the church before the pandemic, reports Britain-based newspaper, Express & Star.

    …far more people are connecting through media in these days and tapping into church than did before. —Major Mark Sawyer, Salvation Army Norwich Citadel