Exploring the place and role of religion in British society today

Pentecostalism

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    Virtuous citizens: Pentecostal social activism in an age of suspicion

Virtuous citizens: Pentecostal social activism in an age of suspicion

Through social activism Nigerian Pentecostals in London are carving out a space in society and making a claim for public recognition says Simon Coleman.

Our ‘Pentecostalism in Britain’ series is in collaboration with Africa at LSE

Migration is probably always a combination of opportunity and threat—for both migrants and members of host societies. Things aren’t made much easier when you come from […]

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    How are black majority churches growing in the UK? A London Borough case study

How are black majority churches growing in the UK? A London Borough case study

Andrew Rogers’ Being Built Together project found 240 black majority churches in Southwark, south London, the greatest concentration of African Christianity in the world outside of Africa it is believed. Here Rogers looks at how this relates to the broader picture of church growth and decline in the UK, finding that urban religious landscapes have changed dramatically over recent […]

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    Pentecostalism in Britain today: Making up for failures of the past

Pentecostalism in Britain today: Making up for failures of the past

This weekend a Pentecostal symposium and celebration will take place in London profiling the diversity that exists in British Pentecostalism today. Almost seventy years after Windrush, Bishop Dr Joe Aldred argues that the symposium is a way to reclaim ground lost when White British Pentecostals failed along with the rest of the British church to welcome migrating Black Pentecostals […]

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    African-initiated Pentecostal churches are on the rise in the UK – what role do they seek to play in wider society?

African-initiated Pentecostal churches are on the rise in the UK – what role do they seek to play in wider society?

Pentecostals traditionally see social issues in spiritual terms. Here, Leslie Fesenmyer details how a Pentecostal lunch programme in East London has gone against this trend and how migrant-led churches are helping to reinvigorate Protestantism.

Our ‘Pentecostalism in Britain’ series is in collaboration with Africa at LSE

African-initiated Pentecostal churches are on the rise in the United Kingdom, particularly in London. In an […]

A history of Pentecostalism in Britain

Stephen Hunt analyses the history of the Pentecostal movement in the United Kingdom.

Our Pentecostalism in Britain series is in collaboration with Africa at LSE

Through its very many manifestations or ‘streams’, Pentecostalism has long enjoyed a presence in Britain since its inception at the beginning of the twentieth century and via the several revivalist forms of Christianity which fed into it […]