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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:37 GMT
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: retired priest candidate for police role
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:38 GMT
Legalising euthanasia would “harm the world” for future generations, and remove any sense of “mystery” at the heart of life, a leading law professor has warned. Writing for Canadian newspaper the National Post, Margaret Somerville said that all people, whether religious or not, “need and can experience ‘a sense of the sacred’”. She said this [...]
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:43 +0000
Only eleven per cent of voters in marginal constituencies think religious liberty has improved since David Cameron became Prime Minister, according to a new survey. The ComRes poll, commissioned by The Christian Institute, found that over four in ten (44 per cent) of those surveyed support legal protections for people with “sincere, profoundly held beliefs”. [...]
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:24 +0000
A radical change in drugs policy would “send an incredibly dangerous message to young people”, Downing Street has said in response to a new report on drugs. Considering other countries’ attitudes to drugs, the report stated that “levels of drug use are influenced by factors more complex and nuanced than legislation and enforcement alone”. Although [...]
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:33:18 +0000
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said that she “probably would” vote differently on same-sex marriage if she were asked to again. She made the comments during an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme while discussing the Government’s £2 million programme on homophobic bullying. Morgan was one of 136 Tory MPs who opposed the gay [...]
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:44:13 +0000
The wife of a man suffering after a stroke was shocked when council officials told her to consider leaving her husband, after she turned to them for support. Karen Howe struggled to cope after her husband of more than 30 years started becoming increasingly aggressive in the aftermath of a stroke. The mother of two [...]
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:16:00 +0000
Christian groups at California State University have been stripped of recognition because they refused to sign a policy which would require them to open their membership and leadership to all students, including non-Christians. Groups that do not sign the new policy lose free access to meeting rooms, are barred from student fairs and cannot receive [...]
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:34 +0000
A mother who is waiting for a donor heart says she is “desperate to go on living”, but organ donation should be a gift rather than an obligation. Carla Gair has cardiomyopathy and four times has come close to finding a donor heart – only for it to be deemed unsuitable. She commented: “I think [...]
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:19:20 +0000
The case of a Christian school under threat from new ‘British values’ regulations has been raised in Parliament by a Christian MP. David Burrowes questioned whether advising the school to invite representatives from other faiths to lead assemblies – as was recommended by a recent inspection – really promotes ‘British values’. He also raised the [...]
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:33 +0000
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:38 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, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:38 GMT
Crowds in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand President Blaise Compaore step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:34 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:56:12 GMT
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:40:12 GMT
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:10:13 GMT
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT