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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:43 GMT
Daily Digest: Bishop of Truro warns that "urgent action" needed to stop Church decline
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: International marches demand urgent action on climate change
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:43 GMT
The state has become a “fake church”, which imposes its own form of morality on everyone, the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has warned. Cardinal Francis George suggested that in recent years the state has taken the position of an “official religion”, and is now telling its citizens “what ‘values’ they must [...]
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:16 +0000
A mum says she wishes someone had stepped in to stop her from aborting her baby, as she explained the years of heartache that have followed. Lora Bishop spoke out after newspaper columnist Bel Mooney claimed her decision to have an abortion was “no big deal”. Readers have been quick to respond, telling their stories [...]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:34:23 +0000
The decision to ban a pro-life group from the freshers’ fayre at Dundee University earlier this month has been criticised by sociologist Dr Tiffany Jenkins. Writing in The Scotsman, she said that such actions mean “denying youngsters the chance to formulate their own views”. The sociologist defended the right of the Society for the Protection [...]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:28:05 +0000
Amusement arcades are being converted into betting shops in order for highly addictive gambling machines to be installed, The Independent on Sunday has reported. The fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) allow gamblers to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds and have been dubbed the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling. A Gambling Commission report earlier this month [...]
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:38:44 +0000
In the first in our new ‘Choose Life’ series we hear from Bonnie and Phil, parents of a baby girl who died 15 minutes after being born. They said they had “definite peace” that it was the right thing to see the pregnancy through after being offered an abortion. Stark choice The couple were stunned [...]
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:02:11 +0000
The concept of a Named Person for every child in Scotland is the “ultimate insult” to every loving parent, a senior academic has warned. Dennis Hayes, Professor of Education at the University of Derby, said the scheme “sends the message that parents can’t be trusted to raise their own children”. Under the Children and Young [...]
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:12:40 +0000
Christians must stand up for hard-won freedoms, according to the leader of an American business that won a landmark religious liberty case against the US Government. Steve Green, the President of major arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, said legally challenging the Government would previously have been unimaginable, but there are “struggles that people of [...]
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:54:13 +0000
A father has spoken movingly about the “sea of pain” he experienced after his child was aborted. Writing for the Telegraph, Tony Perry stressed that abortion is a “choice that has an impact on men as well as women”. He was responding to an article by Daily Mail columnist Bel Mooney, where she described her [...]
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:00:15 +0000
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:43 GMT
Join us for 'Spiritual Warfare', a new series which asks: Are you ready for battle? In part 1, we learn that 'There Is A War On!', and that we need to prepare for battle. This preparation involves putting on the whole armour of God, as Paul exhorts the believers in Ephesians 6. Are you aware of the enemy? Are you playing your part in the battle? Is your armour and weaponry rusting in the cupboard, or is it ready for action? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Our new Bible Study series at Preach The Word will cover the topic of 'Spiritual Warfare', as we deal with each element of the Christian Warrior's armour as depicted in Ephesians 6. Join us as David Legge identifies each piece of our armour and weaponry, and asks: 'Are you ready for battle?'. Part 1 of this series starts us off by announcing 'There Is A War On!'...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:32 GMT
To conclude our series on 'Origins', which has taken us through the first three chapters of the book of Genesis, we look at 'The Origin Of Sin'. Where did evil originate? How did sin come upon mankind and upon our world? What are the implications for each of us, now that sin has marred God's creation? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:43 GMT
The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:24:37 GMT
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:27:25 GMT
A court in China has found prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:17:46 GMT
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:21:57 GMT
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:34:50 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:04:26 GMT
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:14:04 GMT
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:50:22 GMT