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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:30 GMT
Explode stereotypes and challenge perceptions - CofE Chief Education officer supports new RE teacher recruitment campaign
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Ven Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney is to become the Bishop of Gloucester
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:30 GMT
One of the owners of Ashers Baking Company has told a court that she could not decorate a pro-gay marriage campaign cake because she seeks to please God in the way she lives her life. Karen McArthur, who owns and runs Ashers with her husband Colin and son Daniel, was speaking during the Equality Commission [...]
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:51:45 +0000
Ed Miliband has said that he admires David Cameron’s controversial push to legalise same-sex marriage. The Labour leader commended the Prime Minister for his commitment to gay marriage – which ignored the views of many within the Conservative Party. Mr Miliband stated his support for same-sex marriage in 2012 and said “faith groups” should be [...]
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:43 +0000
A Peer is calling for a judge-led inquiry into Sharia courts, in a revealing new report on discrimination against Muslim women across Britain. In the report, Baroness Cox also outlines the provisions of her Private Members’ Bill, which would curb the growth of quasi-legal systems such as Sharia courts, in England and Wales. She is [...]
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:53:51 +0000
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s court action against a Christian-run bakery began in Belfast County Court this morning. Legal proceedings have been taken against the McArthur family, who own and run Ashers Baking Company, for declining to decorate a pro-gay marriage campaign cake last year. Speaking outside the court this morning, Ashers General Manager [...]
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:58 +0000
More than 600 girls under the age of consent have been given the contraceptive implant in Northern Ireland, new figures have shown. A report on BBC Radio Ulster’s Nolan Show showed that out of 609 girls, 21 were aged between 11 and 13. The report also highlighted the fact that girls can be given the [...]
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:18 +0000
A woman who had previously expressed a desire to die if she was ever on a life support machine, is now grateful to her husband for keeping her alive. Jenny Bone was left dependent on life support last year after falling ill at work and being placed into a medically induced coma. She says she [...]
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:30:04 +0000
A street preacher has been told by a judge which Bible verse he should have used when discussing homosexuality, as he was convicted of a public order offence at Bristol Crown Court. Michael Overd was represented by the Christian Legal Centre. It said the freedom to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in a loving [...]
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:22:31 +0000
The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has expressed its complete opposition to controversial techniques which would create three and four-parent babies. Spokesman Peter Kearney warned that the “proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all”. Last month MPs voted in favour of regulations allowing two techniques – Maternal Spindle [...]
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:03 +0000
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:31 GMT
Don't miss part 2 of David Legge's series, 'Something Old, Something New'. We have been learning of the need to make way for God's new thing, and now we see how this took place in 'Messiah's Day'. The Pharisees knew their Bibles, but didn't recognise their Messiah when He came and did a new thing. Are you positioned to receive and embrace God's new thing, or are you idolatrously wedded to something old? Join us for this sermon which is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:01:02 GMT
Join us for the first part of a stirring new series, entitled 'Something Old, Something New'. David Legge shows us from the Scriptures that God often wants to do a new thing, but first we must let the old die out. In Part 1 we see how this happened in 'Isaiah's Day', and learn that we must also make way for God's new thing in our age and generation. Don't miss the commencement of this convicting series, which is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:01:02 GMT
Our next Bible Study series at Preach The Word takes the theme of 'Something Old, Something New', as we ask whether evangelical Christianity is ready and prepared to accept what God wants to do next. Join us as David Legge discusses making way for God's new thing, beginning in Part 1 of this series with 'Isaiah's Day'...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:02:32 GMT
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:31 GMT
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:55:44 GMT
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:10:28 GMT
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's Conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:07:23 GMT
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:46:34 GMT
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:06:19 GMT
David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn "atom smasher" buried under Geneva.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:49:11 GMT
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT