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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:42:39 GMT
Daily Digest: Choirs sing for peace and Tech start-ups provide church admin apps
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Altar use ruling and kaleidoscopic-style church photographs
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:42:39 GMT
The US Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to delay same-sex marriages taking place in Virginia. A lower court in the state had overturned a voter-approved amendment that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. But a county clerk asked for the ruling to be delayed, and the matter was referred to the US [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:17:25 +0000
A child well-being survey linked to the controversial Named Person scheme in Scotland has been “paused” by a local council, after parents raised serious concerns about the intrusive nature of the research. This comes as the campaign group No 2 Named Person (No2NP) held an event in Dundee this week as part of its roadshow, [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:43 +0000
The mother of a student who died after overdosing on methadone has spoken movingly about her son’s final days. Teresa Burke, whose son Kealan spent a year in a nursing home after overdosing on the heroin substitute, wants to deter people from taking drugs. She hopes that images of Kealan’s struggle in the last few [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:33:01 +0000
Richard Dawkins has faced heavy criticism from parents after he said not aborting a baby with Down’s syndrome would be “immoral”. This week, two fathers expressed their outrage and disbelief at Dawkins’ comments and spoke of their love and respect for their children who have the condition. Writing in the Sunday Times, columnist Dominic Lawson [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:48:20 +0000
Fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients commit suicide according to a new poll. Of the 600 doctors surveyed, 58 per cent oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide – a significant increase from the last time the survey asked the question ten years ago. Only 19 per cent indicated they [...]
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:01:59 +0000
An “aggressive form of secularism” is pushing faith out of the public square, the former Attorney General has warned. Dominic Grieve told The Telegraph that there is a “sanitisation” of religion from the workplace, which will lead to people being “excluded” from society. “Recognising people’s right to manifest their faith and express it is very [...]
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:02:01 +0000
A US fertility clinic is investigating the health of children born more than 15 years ago as a result of a controversial technique using genetic material from three parents. The news comes as MPs in the UK prepare to debate legalising similar three-parent baby techniques in the House of Commons next week. Until this year, [...]
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:49:09 +0000
The Christian Institute is raising serious concerns about the Liberal Democrats’ plans to force schools to deliver lessons on sex and relationships to children as young as seven. The Institute is warning that the groups who are lobbying for mandatory sex education in primary schools are recommending sexually explicit teaching resources that could be promoted [...]
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:13:07 +0000
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:42:39 GMT
In the second part of our short series on 'Origins', looking at the the first three chapters of Genesis, we come to 'The Origin Of Mankind'. Chapter 2 of Genesis provides us with more detail on the creation of man and woman, and we can glean some important insights from what is recorded here and throughout Scripture about humankind, who are 'fearfully and wonderfully made'. This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Join us for this new short series as we consider 'Origins' in the first three chapters of the book of Genesis. In part 1, we look at 'The Origin Of The Universe', and consider what spiritual truths we can learn from this account of the great Creator and His work of creation. What does this first chapter of Scripture, the history of beginnings, reveal to us about God and His grand scheme of creation? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Our new Bible Study series at Preach The Word takes us on a short survey of Genesis chapters 1-3. Join us for 'Origins' as David Legge looks at the origin of the Universe, the origin of mankind, and the origin of sin. Part 1 of this series starts us off by studying 'The Origin Of The Universe'....
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:00:32 GMT
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:42:39 GMT
EU leaders meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, with threats of fresh sanctions against Russia for its "military aggression" in eastern Ukraine.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:07:01 GMT
Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:37:55 GMT
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:20:31 GMT
Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:53:50 GMT
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:41:36 GMT
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:47 GMT
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:31 GMT