Revd Arun Arora

‘Lost gospel’ claims Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had children

Mary Magdalene was a “co-messiah”, the wife of Jesus and the mother of his children, according to a translation of an ancient manuscript. The authors of a new book claim that by decoding the manuscript and translating it from the Syriac language, they shed light on the politics leading up to the crucifixion, fill in […]

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Greenock man’s disgust at payout after alleged abuse by paedophile priests

A tormented Greenock man told today how he was sexually abused by paedophile priests from the age of 11 — then handed a ‘paltry’ £8,000 payout half-a-century later. Gerry McLaughlin, now 61, waived his right to anonymity to speak to the Greenock  Telegraph about his disgust at the settlement — which came with no admission […]

Songs of Praise aims to combat falling audience

Songs of Praise aims to combat falling audience

BBC’s Songs of Praise is to include regular services from a variety of faiths for the first time due to a declining audience of traditional Anglican followers. The country’s flagship Christian music show currently 
predominantly features Anglican congregations. The revamp, starting from next Sunday, will broadcast from multiple locations each week, including Pentecostal, Roman Catholic […]

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Heartless thieves targeted a church Milngavie for the FOURTH time when they stole lead from the roof last week. It will cost at least £4,000 to repair the damage to the roof of St Paul’s Church on Strathblane Road after the theft on Bonfire Night (November 5). The first theft happened in February last year […]

History Book of the Year - Scottish Gods, Religion in the Modern Scotland 1900-2012

History Book of the Year – Scottish Gods, Religion in the Modern Scotland 1900-2012

Scottish Gods: Religion in Modern Scotland 1900-2012 by Steve Bruce has been named History Book of the Year by the Saltire Society. Executive director of the Saltire Society Jim Tough said: “The Saltire Literary Awards have a proud history of celebrating and bringing wider attention to excellence in all literary forms. “This year exemplifies that […]

New report - EU tax policies still draining resources from developing countries

New report – EU tax policies still draining resources from developing countries

In the wake of the ‘Luxembourg Leaks’ investigation exposing the secret deals which have allowed multinational companies to dodge taxes on a massive scale, a new report reveals that governments across the European Union are failing to live up to their pledges to tackle tax abuse. The Hidden Profits report [download PDF]– from the economic […]

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Revelation TV: Britain’s first televangelist station facing investigation into misuse of funds

The foundation behind Britain’s first Christian televangelist TV channel is being investigated by the charities regulator over claims it is being used for private gain. The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into the Revelation Foundation, whose 24-hour channel Revelation TV has previously been censured by Ofcom over its presenters’ “derogatory” comments about gay people. […]

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Pope Francis warns: Take care not to be a ‘pagan’ Catholic

Pope Francis has warned the faithful not to risk becoming nominal Christians who go to church on Sundays but spend the rest of the week cultivating their attachment to money, power and pride. In his daily homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence last Friday the Pope spoke of two types of Christians: those […]

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QC: Named Person scheme is state intrusion into families

A leading human rights QC has told a court that plans to assign a named person to every child in Scotland are a form of “state intervention” in the family. Aidan O’Neill QC said the plans are not about protecting children who are at risk of serious harm, because they are not based on “assessment […]

Alleged thief at South Wishaw Parish Church

Church raider targeted Remembrance Sunday service by robbing parish vestry

This is CCTV footage of a despicable thief who raided a church during a Remembrance Sunday service. Police have called on the local community to help them find the robber after he targeted South Wishaw Parish Church during their tribute to the nation’s fallen heroes. The crook crept in through a side door and, during […]

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