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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:38:39 GMT
Schools, churches and individuals are being encouraged to show their support for a 250-mile pilgrimage from London to Paris aimed at encouraging world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and legally binding deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:38:39 GMT
A Sun columnist and commentator has called for “euthanasia vans” because she feels that there are “far too many old people”. Katie Hopkins, who has gained a degree of celebrity status for her outspoken and controversial statements, made the remarks in an interview with the Radio Times. In the interview with Michael Buerk, Hopkins said: [...]
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:04:44 +0000
Amnesty International has signalled that it may advocate the decriminalisation of prostitution in a move which has been heavily criticised by Hollywood stars. A proposal by the organisation to support decriminalising “sex work” will be voted on by its members at an annual meeting on 12 August. A petition against the proposal has already been [...]
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:50:13 +0000
The US State of Kentucky has come under fire for forcing ministers who volunteer as counsellors at youth prisons to sign a policy which asserts that homosexuality is not sinful. One minister, David Wells, has been dismissed from his role as a counsellor leading to the policy being discovered. Mr Wells is receiving legal support [...]
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:17:36 +0000
Ofsted and the Department for Education have given “inadequate attention” to the “bullying of Christian pupils”, The Christian Institute has told Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. A letter, from Institute Director Colin Hart, criticises the Ofsted response to schools which were involved in the Trojan Horse scandal. Mr Hart said it is “striking” that official reports [...]
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:27 +0000
A Christian minister and politician has defended the sanctity of marriage in a discussion about infidelity on national television. Revd George Hargreaves, former leader of the Christian Party, stressed that there are “consequences” for people who have an affair. He was speaking after Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates extra-marital affairs worldwide, was targeted by [...]
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:12 +0000
A mother has retained her right to home-school her son after a London Council claimed she was not educating him properly. Kensington and Chelsea Council originally won a case against Sophie Sotello, 46, after she refused to comply with an order to send her eleven-year-old son to school. However, Sotello appealed against the decision and [...]
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:25:48 +0000
The Guardian newspaper has published a series of articles demonstrating that Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. They highlight the sheer scale of persecution and give evidence that it is on the rise. Using data from charity Open Doors and the personal experience of Christians in countries such as China and Pakistan, [...]
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:03:59 +0000
Three more police forces have signalled that they will turn a blind eye to people who grow cannabis after an announcement by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham, Ron Hogg, last week. According to reports, people who grow the drug for their own consumption in Derbyshire, Dorset and Surrey can expect to be let [...]
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:31 +0000
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:38:39 GMT
Join us for the first part of a stirring new series, entitled 'Mountain-Moving Faith'. David Legge shows us from the Scriptures how our faith is to be 'Faith In God'. Many in our world have 'faith', but it is what our faith is placed in that is most important. Is your faith in your prayer life, your holiness, your service, or something else entirely - or is it truly 'Faith In God'? Don't miss the commencement of this challenging series, which is available at http://www.preachtheword.com now in MP3 audio and text formats...
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:10:02 GMT
This week we begin a new series of studies looking at 'Mountain-Moving Faith', as we consider some attributes of Biblical faith, and how they should be exercised and evident in our lives as believers. Each message in this series will be available in audio and word-for-word transcript formats.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:02:02 GMT
The featured sermon for August warns us of 'God's People In The Gutter', while our featured study series looks at three character studies from '3rd John'. Our featured evangelistic message examines 'The Hearing Of The Heart'...
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:01:10 GMT
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:38:40 GMT
The main Athens stock index, the Athex, falls 16% on Monday, its first day of trading after a five-week closure.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:38 GMT
US President Barack Obama is set to unveil what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:54:43 GMT
Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on buildings, injuring at least 20, media say.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:53:35 GMT
US air power has been used for the first time to defend American-trained rebels in Syria against suspected al-Nusra Front militants, the Pentagon confirms.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:56:58 GMT
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:05:39 GMT
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:51:27 GMT
Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT
An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:46:51 GMT