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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:01:19 GMT
Daily Digest: Veteran MP and Church Estates Commissioner to stand down at next election
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Archbishop Sentamu urges Government to offer asylum for those persecuted by ISIS
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:01:19 GMT
Great British Bake Off presenter Mary Berry has suggested she supports legalising assisted suicide because she doesn’t want to become a “burden”. Speaking to Radio Times, the 79-year-old said she wants her children to be able to give her a “pill”, and that “90 is a great time” to die. She commented, “I don’t think [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:11:28 +0000
A Labour MP has warned against legalising controversial GM baby techniques because of moral, ethical and public safety concerns. Speaking during a backbench debate on techniques that create three or four-parent babies, MP Robert Flello said “we cannot authorise new research techniques that are unsafe or might be unsafe”. Several MPs raised other serious concerns [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:23 +0000
The number of babies who survive after being born at 23 weeks is rising, new figures have shown. According to freedom of information requests at least 120 babies born at 23 weeks, one week before the legal abortion limit, have survived in the last four years. The figures have caused concern among pro-life groups and [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:27:59 +0000
A programme campaigning for a sex education GCSE in British schools is set to be aired by Channel 4 next year. The show, ‘Sex in Class’, will feature sex therapist, and former Miss Belgium, Goedele Liekens visiting classrooms and the homes of 15 and 16-year-olds to put together the basis of a qualification in sex [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:23 +0000
Chaplains in Australian schools are to continue receiving money from the Federal Government, despite a High Court decision that put their funding under threat. In June, the court ruled that it was against the constitution for national funding to go directly to chaplaincy organisations. But the Federal Government is now providing individual states and territories [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:58:40 +0000
New figures reveal that in Scotland, over 3,500 girls under the age of consent have been given long-term contraception. According to freedom of information requests highlighted by the Scottish Daily Mail, schoolgirls as young as twelve have had contraceptive devices implanted into their arms. The figures, taken from five health boards across Scotland, show that [...]
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:39:34 +0000
The US Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to delay same-sex marriages taking place in Virginia. A lower court in the state had overturned a voter-approved amendment that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. But a county clerk asked for the ruling to be delayed, and the matter was referred to the US [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:17:25 +0000
A child well-being survey linked to the controversial Named Person scheme in Scotland has been “paused” by a local council, after parents raised serious concerns about the intrusive nature of the research. This comes as the campaign group No to Named Person (NO2NP) held an event in Dundee this week as part of its roadshow, [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:43 +0000
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:01:19 GMT
To conclude our series on 'Origins', which has taken us through the first three chapters of the book of Genesis, we look at 'The Origin Of Sin'. Where did evil originate? How did sin come upon mankind and upon our world? What are the implications for each of us, now that sin has marred God's creation? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:00:02 GMT
David Legge's series on 'Origins', which has taken us through the first three chapters of Genesis, is now complete. This 3-part series is now available as a free e-Book download in Adobe PDF, Amazon Kindle or ePub eBook formats from our Book Store. The audio for the entire series can also be downloaded in WMA or MP3 formats.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:00:32 GMT
The featured sermon for September shows how we ought to live a 'Life Of Grace Not Law', and is part 3 of our featured study series on 'Life As God Intends For His People'. Our featured evangelistic message cries 'Eureka!'...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:01:00 GMT
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:01:20 GMT
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:04:52 GMT
US President Barack Obama flies to Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:50 GMT
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:03 GMT
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:15 GMT
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:17:34 GMT
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:57:27 GMT
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT