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Tue, 26 May 2015 02:30:47 GMT
Daily Digest - Archbishop of Canterbury on faith groups filling a “huge gap” in British life
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
The Church Commissioners welcome the announcement of Caroline Spelman as Second Church Estates Commissioner
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:30:47 GMT
An MP bidding to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats has given his support to homosexual rights and compulsory sex education but says he would rather church schools did not exist. Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, also said he favoured the disestablishment of the Church of England, in an interview with [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:00:56 +0000
People in the Republic of Ireland are voting today on whether to change the country’s constitution to redefine marriage. Voters are being asked whether they agree with the statement: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”. A diverse range of people have spoken out against [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:21:13 +0000
The Church of Scotland (CofS) has announced that it will consider ordaining ministers who are in a same-sex marriage. Yesterday the Kirk’s General Assembly agreed that it would consult local areas on the matter. This follows soon after last week’s vote to allow gay ministers who are in civil partnerships to be ordained. Dissent Opponents [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:50 +0000
Christian bakers in the USA facing a possible fine of $135,000 for declining to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have said their heart goes out to Ashers Baking Company. Aaron and Melissa Klein explained that, for bakers, “the cake is our canvas” and said the Northern Ireland bakers should “stand for truth” with [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:21 +0000
Over 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for MSPs not to legalise assisted suicide, ahead of a Scottish Parliament vote next week. The petition, started by campaign group Care Not Killing (CNK), was handed over to Holyrood’s deputy presiding officer Elaine Smith yesterday morning. It states that changing the law would “redefine medicine” and [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:45:49 +0000
Reaction to the Ashers ruling on Tuesday continues to be characterised by disbelief and concern about the future ramifications. Yesterday, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph suggested that the Judge presiding over the case had misrepresented the McArthur family. And a Spectator article said it is “simply astonishing” that the company should be forced to [...]
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:04:45 +0000
Free speech would be threatened if marriage is redefined in the Republic of Ireland, journalist and marriage campaigner John Waters has warned. Writing in the Irish Independent, Waters said that a ‘Yes’ vote in Friday’s referendum would lead to a “new climate of prohibition”. Alongside other campaigners, he also criticised proponents of same-sex marriage for [...]
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:12 +0000
National newspapers have raised concerns about the ruling against the Christian-run bakery that declined to produce a pro-gay marriage campaign cake. The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Daily Express and the Belfast Telegraph expressed sympathy for Ashers’ owners, the McArthurs, who were told yesterday that their actions amounted to discrimination. Pro-LGBT broadcaster and journalist [...]
Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:15 +0000
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:30:47 GMT
In the third part of our series of sermons on 'The Father Heart Of God' we look at the reality of 'Father Flaws', and see how often our earthly fathers can have a bearing on how we view our Heavenly Father. What does the term 'father' conjure up in your mind? Is this wrong or tainted view of the concept of a father restricting you from experiencing the fullness of 'The Father Heart Of God'? This sermon is available at now in various video, MP3 audio and text formats...
Thu, 14 May 2015 18:10:02 GMT
In part 2 of our new series looking at the subject of 'The Father Heart Of God', David Legge continues by showing how God's Father Heart is 'The Answer For Our Aching Hearts'. When we wander, like the prodigal, into the far country - are we hesitant and fearful to come back to our Father, confessing, repenting, and asking for His forgiveness? Do we realise that He is actually waiting for us, wanting to welcome us home as His child? Be blessed through this message from the Father's heart to your aching heart, which is available at now in various video, MP3 audio and text formats...
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:10:02 GMT
The featured sermon for May calls for 'Boldness In Witness', and is part of our featured study series looking at what happens 'When GOD ACTS!'. Our featured evangelistic message proclaims that there is 'Power In The Blood'...
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:01:10 GMT
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:30:47 GMT
At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in Texas leaving three dead and 12 missing.
Tue, 26 May 2015 01:50:49 GMT
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:59:58 GMT
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
Mon, 25 May 2015 21:58:46 GMT
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:24:01 GMT
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:01:32 GMT
In what will be its greatest challenge yet, the zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse will soon try to fly non-stop from China to Hawaii - a journey of more than 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean.
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:44:46 GMT
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:18:56 GMT
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.
Sun, 24 May 2015 02:43:32 GMT