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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:44:22 GMT
The Church Commissioners have welcomed the news that they are the UK’s second most charitable giver in the publication of City AM’s list of the World’s top 20 donors.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Women Bishops and House of Lords
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:44:22 GMT
A Christian printer from Northern Ireland who came under fire for refusing to print a gay magazine is backing proposals for a conscience clause in the Province. Last year, Nick Williamson said he could not print a publication because its sexually explicit images would go against his Christian faith. But the magazine’s editor obtained legal [...]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:52 +0000
Regulations for controversial techniques to create three and four-parent babies have been published. MPs and Peers will vote early in the new year on allowing the two procedures, Maternal Spindle Transfer (MST) and Pro-Nuclear Transfer (PNT). MST involves replacing the nucleus in a healthy donor egg with the nuclear DNA from the prospective mother – [...]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:27:41 +0000
Peter and Hazelmary Bull have spoken to The Christian Institute about the keys to a long marriage, as they celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today. The couple hit the headlines in recent years after they were sued for their policy of only giving double beds to married couples at their bed and breakfast in Cornwall. [...]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:50 +0000
The UK’s highest court has overturned a decision affecting the case of two Roman Catholic midwives who had previously won the right to avoid supervising staff involved in abortions. Last April, judges at Edinburgh’s Court of Session ruled that Mary Doogan and Connie Wood’s conscientious objection to abortions meant they had the right to refuse [...]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:24:15 +0000
An end-of-life care expert has welcomed the rejection of assisted suicide in the Welsh Assembly. Last week Assembly Members (AMs) voted 21-12 against a motion on the issue, and 20 AMs abstained. Baroness Finlay, who has worked in palliative care in Wales for over 25 years, supported the decision which she described as “clear and [...]
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:58 +0000
A judge has today heard further evidence in the case against the controversial Named Person scheme. The Christian Institute, other organisations and concerned parents are taking the legal action against the plans amid warnings that the plans step on family rights. Today at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, judge Lord Pentland considered new sex [...]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:56:06 +0000
The Church of Scotland has taken a significant step towards ordaining practising homosexual ministers, after a majority vote by local bodies. Out of a total of 45 regional presbyteries, over 30 are thought to have voted in favour of allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers who are in civil partnerships. The issue has already caused [...]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:59:01 +0000
A former abortion clinic employee has written about her dramatic shift in mindset that means she now believes abortion “kills a living, growing member of the human family”. Jewels Green says she used to be a “vehement and vocal advocate for abortion”, but following a discussion with two women who spoke clearly and compassionately from [...]
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:49 +0000
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:44:22 GMT
Join us for our latest evangelistic sermon, in which David Legge explains what it means when we speak of there being 'Power In The Blood'. Often our Christian terminology can be baffling and even offensive or repulsive to those who do not fully understand what we mean. Take this opportunity to learn more of what the blood of Jesus Christ means for both Christians and non-Christians. Have you availed yourself of the power in the blood? Are you 'washed in the blood of the Lamb'? What does this mean for your daily life? Don't miss this Gospel sermon which is available now from http://www.preachtheword.com in 32K MP3, 64K MP3, WMA and text formats...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:10:01 GMT
In the final part of 'Spiritual Warfare' we finish by looking at 'The Sword Of The Spirit and Our Secret Weapon'. This sword is vital weaponry for every believer, and it most be sharpened ready for battle - not left dull in its sheath. Our secret weapon must be similarly deployed constantly and in all its varied forms if we are to have victory over the enemy. This sermon is available at http://www.preachtheword.com now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:00:02 GMT
David Legge's series on 'Spiritual Warfare', which has challenged you to be ready for battle, is now complete. This 6-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, 30 Dec 2014 18:01:02 GMT
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:44:22 GMT
Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:02:25 GMT
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:36:20 GMT
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:05:08 GMT
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:44:22 GMT
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:27:39 GMT
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:56:57 GMT