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The War Cry is Britain's iconic Christian weekly. From arts and culture to health and sport, The War Cry is packed with features, comment, reviews, mouth-watering recipes, puzzles and much more...


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Editor Nigel Bovey has selected a few highlights from this week's The War Cry for you to read

Read Sports Day
Read Fortune Cookies
Read The Slaughter Of The Innocents

Read Church Is Like A Service Station
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This week (30 August issue)

In an exclusive interview with 'The War Cry', the Vicar of Baghdad exposes the 'unprecedented' slaughter of innocents in Iraq and the true nature of the so-called Islamic State.

National Paralympic Day sees competitors and spectators returning to London's Olympic Park. It's an occasion for challenge and celebration, and reminds us that God can shape us into the best we can be.

This week's Comment takes a wry look at superstition among sportspeople and parents; and we ask why Christians go to church.

Also in the print edition:

• Emergency services officer reviews The Salvation Army's active response to conflict in Africa and its refugees.
• The Salvation Army's UK leader signs a call for a response to atrocities in Iraq.
• London's Southbank arts centre is celebrating love - including costly Christian love.
• Comedian Tim Vine wins TV channel Dave's award for Funniest Joke at Edinburgh - again.
• Research leads to advice for children starting and continuing school.
• Where does beauty really lie - in the eye of the beholder or the Creator?
• Chef Michael Darracott show how to make the perfect lasagne.

Plus more news, view, media, puzzles and cartoons, all in this issue of Britain's most popular religious weekly - fighting for hearts and souls.

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Contact The War Cry team at:

The War Cry
Salvation Army
101 Newington Causeway

Tel: 020 7367 4900

Editor: Major Nigel Bovey
Deputy Editor: Philip Halcrow