Islamic State cannot be defeated by military action alone, say major Church leaders
Leaders of two of Britain’s major Churches say that the UK Government must not give into the rhetoric that Islamic State can simply be bombed out of existence.
In a statement released today, leaders of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Methodist Church in Britain say that the case for military intervention can only be supported as one part of a broader political and economic strategy to tackle the ideology of IS. Read the full article on the Methodist Website
Grant to us, Lord, the peace of those who have learnt to
serve you, the joy of those who are glad to obey you and the
delight of those who rejoice in your praise; through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651)
O God, who journeyed with Abraham,
laughed with Sara,
waited with Simeon,
rejoiced with Anna,
we thank you
for those who lives are lived in your presence
and for those who come to you later.
We ask your blessing on
those who work with older people
in church and in the community,
to maintain faith and bring fresh insights.
We pray for active older people
that, through Spirit filled grace,
they may continue to follow your call.
We pray for those whose lives move towards its
that they may know your peace and behold your
in Jesus' name. Amen.
Adrian Burdon, superintendent minister, South Fylde