Rev Colin Brough

Church of Scotland website ‘hacked with loss of usernames, email addresses and passwords’

@security_511 @Cyber_War_News CofS IT Dept deny this hack. Hoax/fake… — Colin Brough (@colinbrough) March 6, 2014 An Islamist activist has hacked the Church of Scotland’ website, according to reports on tech industry websites. It’s claimed that the security breach led to publication of 1,570 user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords, along with nine admin […]

Church of England prayer app

Church of England launch app to encourage stressed commuters to pray

Travelling by public transport can be enough to tempt even the most mild-mannered commuter into calling down curses on their fellow passengers. But now the Church of England hopes to help soothe frayed nerves on the nation’s trains and buses by encouraging rush hour travellers to pray on their way to work. It has created […]

Ben Stephenson

‘There aren’t enough gay characters on TV’ says BBC drama boss who promises to commission more homosexual storylines

The BBC drama controller has said there are not enough gay characters on TV. Ben Stephenson, who is himself gay, called on writers to come forward with more stories which focus on homosexuality. The comments were made during the BBC’s Reflect and Represent talk at New Broadcasting House on Monday which aims to discuss the […]

Michelle Keegan

Church minister hits out at telly bosses for killing off sexy characters who provide ‘eye candy’ in soaps

A church minister has hit out at telly soap bosses – for killing off sexy characters. The Reverend Ainslie McIntyre is raging at the demise of the likes of Corrie barmaid Tina McIntyre and Eastenders’ Lucy Beale. The gorgeous characters – played by Michelle Keegan and Hetti Bywater – are set to die in upcoming […]

Nola Leach

New poll reveals No.10’s online safety filters actually leave many children exposed

The Government’s current approach to child internet safety is fundamentally flawed because it relies on an email system of notification to parents after a computer’s filters have already been disabled which is dangerously ineffective according to a new opinion poll. CARE’s latest polling in conjunction with ComRes exposes the weakness of the system behind the […]

Obituary: Hugh Quinn Farmer

Obituary: Hugh Quinn Farmer

Hugh Farmer, who has died aged 77, was one of Scotland’s most prolific and hard working journalists and former editor of the Scottish Catholic Observer. He enjoyed a career spanning five decades and enthusiastically covered every aspect of Scottish life. He began his career on The Eastern Standard before graduating to The Daily Express, the […]

Gillian McKinnon

Edinburgh church hires media expert to raise its profile

The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, based at Nicolson Square, has appointed a Communications Coordinator to raise the profile of the church within the local community and the wider city. Gillian McKinnon has taken up the new post, bringing experience from publishing, radio and television; she has also recently held communications roles with both the […]

David Suchet records the whole NIV Bible

David Suchet records the whole NIV Bible

Poirot actor David Suchet has fulfilled what he describes as “a 27 year ambition” to make an audio recording of the entire NIV Bible, from Genesis right the way through to Revelation. To be released this Easter, the 78 hour recording will be the first full-length audio Bible spoken by a single British actor. Suchet […]

Pope Idol

Pope Francis is no liberal: Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention

On the last day of 2013, one of the weirdest religious stories for ages appeared on the news wires, writes Luke Coppen. The Vatican had officially denied that Pope Francis intended to abolish sin. It sounded like a spoof, but wasn’t. Who had goaded the Vatican into commenting on something so improbable? It turned out […]

BBC's spectacular Easter show set to feature 80 shipping containers to represent the Stations of the Cross

BBC’s spectacular Easter show set to feature 80 shipping containers to represent the Stations of the Cross

The BBC is planning to tell the story of Easter this year with a spectacular live show using a giant cross made from shipping containers. The hour-long flagship programme on Good Friday is aiming to appeal to non-religious viewers who are put off by church services. It will be broadcast from South Shields in Tyne […]

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