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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:11:36 GMT
Daily Digest - Archbishop of York on the Living Wage
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT
More minority ethnic Anglicans are needed for ordained ministry in the Church of England, the Archbishop of York says today.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:11:36 GMT
A doctor who was filmed offering an abortion on the grounds of the baby’s sex is to face a public hearing and could be struck off the medical register. In 2012, a Daily Telegraph investigation revealed that two doctors had approved sex-selective abortions, but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) failed to bring charges against them. [...]
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:13 +0000
Sir Bruce Forsyth has spoken out in favour of assisted suicide but the Alzheimer’s Society and a medical ethics expert say the current law should remain unchanged. Sir Bruce, 87, perhaps best known for presenting TV game shows, said that his views on the end of life were his “own personal opinion”. He commented that [...]
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:41:33 +0000
A Canadian author who was brought up by her homosexual father and his multiple partners has expressed opposition to same-sex marriage. Dawn Stefanowicz, who has written a book about the “impact” her upbringing had, says that she is one of many brought up in the homosexual community who support traditional marriage. Her story has similarities [...]
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:29:59 +0000
The parents of a severely disabled baby who lived for 100 minutes say they never considered an abortion, despite being offered one many times by doctors. Jess Evans was expecting twins, but at twelve weeks doctors said one of the babies had anencephaly, a life-limiting condition where the skull does not form properly. Jess and [...]
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:18:05 +0000
A transsexual who was born a man has lost his legal fight to alter his children’s birth certificates. JK – as he was known in court – now lives as a woman and wanted his children’s birth certificates to read “parent” or “father/parent”. However the High Court rejected the bid, with Mr Justice Hickinbottom saying [...]
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:58:42 +0000
The Guardian has been criticised by The Christian Institute for claiming that Christians’ concerns about marginalisation in the UK are “hysterical”, “morally distasteful” and “groundless”. An editorial in the paper suggests that the severe persecution of Christians overseas means Christians in the UK should not complain about the lesser problems in their own country. It [...]
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:07 +0000
Greater availability of the morning-after pill increases rates of sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study in the US. According to the research, over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill increases rates of sexually transmitted infections by twelve per cent for 15 to 44-year-old women and nine per cent for teenagers. The morning-after pill can [...]
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:42 +0000
A child’s right to a mother and father would be denied if same-sex marriage is legalised, says a statement by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The statement has been made ahead of the referendum on gay marriage, which will take place in the country on 22 May. So far, three of the four main churches [...]
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:07:34 +0000
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:11:36 GMT
Join us for 'The Father Heart Of God', a new series in which we will consider some 'Transforming Truth from 'Abba's' Heart to Yours'. In part 1 of this series, David Legge shows us that the Father's Heart 'Beats With The Rhythm Of Grace'. Is your relationship with the Father based on law or grace? Do you treat it as a master-slave relationship, or that of a father and child? Join us for this introductory message to what promises to be an exciting series of Bible studies. This sermon is available at now in various video, MP3, WMA and text formats...
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:10:02 GMT
This week we begin a new series of studies looking at 'The Father Heart Of God', as we unveil some transforming truths from Abba's heart to yours. Each message in this series will be available in audio, video and word-for-word transcript formats.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:02:02 GMT
We have just taken time to especially remember and appreciate the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, as we celebrated Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As we contemplate the record of these events in the Scriptures, our imagination is stirred to picture what it was really like. But what if you could actually visit the land of the Bible, and experience the scenery depicted in the Gospels? This October (14th-23rd) I will be leading a tour to the land of Israel for young adults aged 40 and under. Would you be interested in joining me?
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:01:00 GMT
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:11:36 GMT
Tent cities spring up in the Nepalese capital after Saturday's earthquake, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:27:32 GMT
At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:23:27 GMT
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:27:24 GMT
A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:37:02 GMT
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:16:27 GMT
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:23:02 GMT
An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:31:48 GMT
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:15:58 GMT