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In the dock: An interview with the barrister Margaret Bankole

Margret, you're a successful barrister but you found yourself sitting with your son on the other side of the dock. Tell us what happened. I have been a barrister for 30 years, and my husband and I have four children. We are also pastors of a church in East London. One...

Derek’s story

'THEN HE PUT THE KNIFE TOWARDS MY STOMACH ...' In the year that has seen the highest level of knife crime ever recorded in London, XLP continue to work with young people caught up in youth violence, together with the multitude of issues that disproportionately affect...

Tackling poverty: Compassion sparking action

People can be impoverished in different ways. The most obvious three forms of poverty are those of resources, relationships and identity. These problems are closely interlinked, trapping individuals and whole communities in a 'web of poverty' - a growing problem...

So that the world might know

HOW CHURCH UNITY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE ACROSS THE LONDON BOROUGHS What happens when leaders in towns and cities form friendships, pray and do mission together? What happens when those places share what they've learnt? The London Mission Collective is working with...

Gaining God’s perspective for the city

The Mission of Jesus is clearly explained in Luke 19:10, "The son of man came to seek and to save the lost.' A brief reading of the gospels immediately reveals that Jesus spent His time beyond the walls of a building and that He was driven by a deep compassion for...

Kick London: Lives changed through sport

THE CHARITY KICK LONDON RESOURCES CHURCHES TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY FOOTBALL AND DANCE COACHING LINKED TO A THEME, WHICH ENABLES THEM TO SHARE A SPORT'S MINISTRY SLOT FROM THE BIBLE BEFORE THE CHILDREN END WITH MATCHES/PERFORMANCES. HERE IS ONE STORY ABOUT THE IMPACT A...

How C3 Roundtables kept me going as a church planter

MARK WATERFIELD, WHO PLATED HOPE CHURCH NEWHAM, IN 2010, DESCRIBES THE ENCOURAGEMENT HE RECEIVED FROM MEETING WITH OTHERS IN THE SAME SITUATION. Proverbs 27:17 says 'Iron sharpens iron ...' In my early years as a church planter, the C3 roundtables were a place I felt...

Daniel’s Den: A toddler group making a difference

Toddler group come in all shapes and sizes and meet in churches, schools, community centres and more! In Daniel's Den, we welcome over 300 families each year, coming from around 45 different nationalities. Our aim is for them to experience the love of Jesus in a...