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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:58:51 GMT
The Church of England Pensions Board today announced that it has issued £100 million of bonds, giving it access to long-term finance to purchase additional retirement properties, which will secure the future of clergy housing in retirement.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
The Church of England has today launched a digital competition offering two potential pilgrims the opportunity to join them on the 200 mile journey to Paris with two full bursary places.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:58:51 GMT
The vast majority of evangelical Christians in the UK recognise the danger of the Government’s ‘British values’ agenda, a new survey has found. A poll of more than 1,700 evangelicals found that more than 80 per cent think policies designed to counter extremism “may make it harder for Christians to express their faith in public”. [...]
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:11:07 +0000
Offers of help and gestures of love should be at the centre of our relationships rather than assisted suicide, a commentator has warned. Tim Stanley made the remarks ahead of an upcoming debate on the issue in the House of Commons. Stanley, writing for The Telegraph online, gave scenarios where people could face pressure to [...]
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:43:25 +0000
A couple are set to celebrate their triplets’ first birthdays after refusing to abort two of the babies. Liz and Timo Brewer were offered a ‘selective reduction’ to abort the twins she was carrying in order to keep the other child. But the married couple, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, decided to continue, with Liz [...]
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:36:51 +0000
Legalising assisted suicide would increase pressure on vulnerable people to end their own lives, a group of doctors has warned. In an open letter, more than 80 doctors said that MP Rob Marris’ Bill devalues the most vulnerable in society. The assisted suicide Bill will be debated in the House of Commons on 11 September. [...]
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:48:57 +0000
The number of couples getting married is falling according to a new study, leading to warnings over the impact on children. The analysis conducted by the Marriage Foundation showed that children benefit from being brought up by married parents, irrespective of parental income and education. Sir Paul Coleridge, the former High Court judge who heads [...]
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:45:16 +0000
The BBC “simply cannot conceive” that intelligent, thoughtful people could disagree with its socially liberal views, a former worker at the Corporation has said. Edward Lucas does not have a television and said he teases his friends and colleagues by saying that he “would rather have an open sewer running through our kitchen”. Lucas also [...]
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:56:31 +0000
A Sinn Féin MLA has signalled that the party will mount another attempt to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Caitríona Ruane, MLA for South Down, issued a statement claiming that ‘civil rights’ are “at the core” of Sinn Féin’s push to redefine marriage. Same-sex marriage legislation was rejected by the Northern Ireland Assembly for [...]
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:00:20 +0000
A new review of a wide range of evidence on assisted suicide has revealed that the practice becomes more widespread and more routine in places where the law has been changed. The guide, produced by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, links directly to official data from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Oregon and Washington, as well [...]
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:11:44 +0000
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:58:51 GMT
Don't miss part 2 of David Legge's series, 'Mountain-Moving Faith'. We have been learning of the need for 'Faith in God', and now we see that it is this combined with 'Faith In God's Promises' which must be our goal. When you receive a promise from God, do you truly trust Him to do what He has said He will do? Join us for this sermon which is available at now in MP3 audio and text formats...
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:10:02 GMT
Join us for the first part of a stirring new series, entitled 'Mountain-Moving Faith'. David Legge shows us from the Scriptures how our faith is to be 'Faith In God'. Many in our world have 'faith', but it is what our faith is placed in that is most important. Is your faith in your prayer life, your holiness, your service, or something else entirely - or is it truly 'Faith In God'? Don't miss the commencement of this challenging series, which is available at now in MP3 audio and text formats...
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:10:02 GMT
This week we begin a new series of studies looking at 'Mountain-Moving Faith', as we consider some attributes of Biblical faith, and how they should be exercised and evident in our lives as believers. Each message in this series will be available in audio and word-for-word transcript formats.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:02:02 GMT
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:58:51 GMT
Three children are in hospital after Austrian police stop a minivan carrying 26 migrants, days after 71 people are found dead in an abandoned lorry.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:28:27 GMT
Thousands of protesters staged a rally in the Lebanese capital over the government's failure to tackle a rubbish disposal crisis.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:54:59 GMT
Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:10:15 GMT
Chad executes 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a day after they were found guilty of terror crimes.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:45:10 GMT
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:22:31 GMT
A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:24:12 GMT
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:57:20 GMT
A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat is declared a success.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:03:09 GMT