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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:24 GMT
The Church of England has launched an initiative to address the imbalance in UK Minority Ethnic (ME) clergy in senior positions, with a plan to double numbers within 10 years.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:24 GMT
Scores of doctors who approved abortions without knowing anything about the women have been let off the hook, it has been revealed. In 2012, an investigation by the Care Quality Commission found that dozens of doctors illegally signed blank abortion consent forms. Despite all 67 doctors being referred to the General Medical Council (GMC), none [...]
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:29:15 +0000
Proposals to ban smacking in Wales have very little public support, a new poll has revealed. A YouGov poll found that almost seven in ten people opposed a ban on parents smacking their children. Just 19 per cent said they favoured a ban and a further 13 per cent said they didn’t know. Rejected This [...]
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:36:46 +0000
The Prime Minister is fostering “alienation and division” by saying Britain is a Christian country, a group of scientists, philosophers, politicians and writers including Philip Pullman, has claimed. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph yesterday, 55 public figures criticised David Cameron’s assertion that the UK is Christian, and said they objected to “the negative [...]
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:08:05 +0000
Christian speaker Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, is on tour promoting an anti-bullying message. The bestselling author, who attempted suicide at the age of 10, has been in New York’s Times Square as part of his 10,000 Hugs Tour. As a child, Vujicic experienced bullying and has released his book ‘Stand Strong’ to [...]
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:55:30 +0000
Gambling advertisements should be banned in sports, the Church of Scotland has said in a report published ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The report, titled Striving Together: Celebrating Competitiveness in Sport, also urges the Scottish and UK Governments to ban adverts for short-term loan companies who “charge exorbitant rates”. The Glasgow 2014 games, which involves [...]
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:18 +0000
A twelve-year-old girl and thirteen-year-old boy have become Britain’s youngest parents, in a case described as “symptomatic of a society that has lost its moral compass”. According to The Sun newspaper the girl, who has not been named, was primary school-aged when she conceived. She lives with her mother, who has become one of the [...]
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:19 +0000
A schoolboy has been banned from giving out Valentine’s Day cards after he included a famous Bible verse, an American religious liberty organisation has said. The boy and his parents prepared cards with John 3:16 and a message telling pupils how much God loves them. The headteacher, however, banned the cards from being distributed, claiming [...]
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:00 +0000
Two messages from Revd David Holloway, vicar of Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, and a trustee of The Christian Institute. The Two Criminals Luke 23:39-43 Raised from the Dead 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:05:19 +0000
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:24 GMT
Join us for 'When God ACTS!', a new series in which we examine various portions from the book of Acts to see what happens when God does His work, His way. In part 1 of this series, David Legge shows us that When God ACTS 'The Gift Of The Spirit Is Released', and this results in power to live our Christian lives and witness for Him. Join us as we see how various groups of people were filled by the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts, and ask: are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Is His presence, peace and power evident in your life? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Our next Bible Study series at Preach The Word will take us through selected passages in the book of Acts. Join us for 'When God ACTS!' as David Legge shows us what happens when God does His work in His way. In Part 1 of this challenging series we will see what happens when 'The Gift Of The Spirit Is Released'....
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:10:00 GMT
In our latest Topical Sermon added to the 'Christian Living' section on our site, David Legge discusses what it means to 'Suffer For The Gospel'. In Paul's second letter to Timothy, he speaks of the soldier in battle, the athlete in a race, and the hard-working farmer in the field. What do these analogies have to say to us about the task set before us? Do we suffer for the Gospel? Are we prepared for the persecution that will inevitably come when we take a stand for Christ? Join us for this challenging sermon which is available now from in 32K MP3, 64K MP3, WMA and text formats...
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:00:01 GMT
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:24 GMT
A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:28:38 GMT
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:14 GMT
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:59:46 GMT
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:51:35 GMT
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:33 GMT
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:55 GMT
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:27 GMT