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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:20 GMT
The General Synod of the Church of England meets in London in November for a two day meeting from 13.45 on Monday 17 November until 17.00 on Tuesday 18 November. The Agenda for the meeting is published today.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Canon J. John Huffington Post blog and more
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:20 GMT
A health minister has been heavily criticised for suggesting that overseas patients could be offered controversial procedures to create three and four-parent babies if the techniques are legalised in the UK. Politicians raised concerns that the Government could be liable for spiralling legal costs if the children born as a result of the procedures have [...]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:10:23 +0000
In the latest of our ‘Choose Life’ series, Lynn Coles, who supports women suffering the terrible after-effects of abortion, shares her experience. As an Abortion Recovery Facilitator, she has been able to assist women from a variety of backgrounds who have undergone abortions they came to deeply regret. “It’s not a religious thing to regret [...]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:20 +0000
A family judge says marriage and cohabitation should be put on the same legal footing when relationships break down – but a newspaper columnist says he is “utterly and sadly mistaken”. Sir Nicholas Mostyn’s comments were reportedly aimed at Sir Paul Coleridge – a former High Court judge who has spoken out in favour of [...]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:06:05 +0000
A new petition is urging MSPs to oppose assisted suicide because of concerns that vulnerable people could be pressured to kill themselves. Care Not Killing, a group which promotes end-of-life care and opposes euthanasia, says a legal change is “unnecessary, unethical and uncontrollable”. The comments come ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s justice committee taking evidence [...]
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:00:35 +0000
The head of Britain’s biggest abortion provider has said abortion should be available as easily as contraception. Writing for The Independent’s website, Ann Furedi claimed that abortion should be regarded like minor procedures carried out by GPs. Her comments will come as a shock to women who have gone through with abortion and struggled with [...]
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000
Paying for sex is set to become a criminal offence in Northern Ireland, following a landmark vote by the Stormont Assembly this week. MLAs debated Lord Morrow’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill late into the night and voted to back the measures aimed at tightening laws on prostitution and human trafficking in the Province. Assembly [...]
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:01 +0000
One child under the age of ten is treated for alcohol-related injuries or illness every week in Scotland, according to new figures. NHS data revealed that as many as 225 nine-year-olds or under were admitted to hospital for alcohol abuse over the last three years, with the number rising to 4,884 in the 10-18 age [...]
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:26 +0000
Drug dealer action figures on sale at Toys R Us have been removed from stores and online after widespread criticism from parents. The figures depicted characters from the television series Breaking Bad, in which a chemistry teacher decides to manufacture and sell the drug crystal meth. One US parent started a petition calling for the [...]
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:20 +0000
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:20 GMT
In the challenging third part of our series of sermons on 'Spiritual Warfare', we see that we must enter the battle having 'Feet Fitted With The Preparation Of The Gospel Of Peace'. Join us as David Legge expounds what this means both for how we stand in the battle, and how we are to move forward in the fight. This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:10:02 GMT
In part 2 of our new series looking at the subject of 'Spiritual Warfare', David Legge begins laying out the individual pieces of armour described by Paul in Ephesians 6, starting with 'The Belt Of Truth and The Breastplate Of Righteousness'. We learn what these elements of the Christian's armour represent, and how important it is to have them in place before entering the battle. This challenging sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:02 GMT
The featured sermon for October warns us of 'The Cost Of Discipleship', while our featured study series relates 'The Romance Of Redemption And Revival In Ruth'. Our featured evangelistic message cries 'Eureka!'...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:00 GMT
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:20 GMT
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:25 GMT
A suspected jihadist car bomb attack kills at least 26 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai, Egyptian officials say, in one of deadliest incidents there.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:38 GMT
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:02:21 GMT
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:29 GMT
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:53:54 GMT
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
The European Space Agency releases a short scifi movie to promote its audacious bid to land on a comet next month.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 GMT