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July 2017
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International – Gay t-shirt court ruling

A Christian printer who declined to make shirts for a US gay pride event has won his court case. According to the Christian Institute, American Blaine Adamson was sued after turning down the order, because it promoted a message that conflicted with his ‘sincerely held Christian beliefs’. In 2012, Mr Adamson declined to take…

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July 2017
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International – Egypt

Egyptian Christians have been slaughtered by Islamists as they travelled to a monastery in May 2017, at the start of the Islamic fast of Ramadan. The ambush killed 29 and injured 22. Men were taken off the buses, their identity cards checked to see they were Christians and then told to recite the Islamic…

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July 2017
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International – Sri Lanka

Christians in Sri Lanka have been badly affected by severe flooding, with at least 191 deaths reported, 5,500 injured and 465,000 people displaced. At least 200 churches have also been affected by the worst rains since 2003, which have caused terrible devastation in south and west Sri Lanka at the end of May. According…

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June 2017
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Morocco softens blasphemy law

Morocco’s High Religious Committee (HRC) has decreed individuals who leave Islam should not face the death penalty for apostasy. This ruling reverses the classical sharia legislation that has stood since medieval times. According to a Barnabas Fund statement, this ruling is all the more significant, given that the same HRC issued a book just…

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June 2017
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Cape Town prayer

Hundreds of thousands of South African Christians gathered for a prayer meeting in Bloemfontein in April 2017 to pray for the country. According to a report from South African news agency Eyewitness News (EWN), the organisers of the ‘It’s Time’ prayer meeting had been expecting at least 1.7 million people to attend. Well known…

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June 2017
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The Church in Hong Kong 20 years on

Twenty years ago, on 1 July 1997, Hong Kong (HK) citizens waved goodbye to HK’s status as a British dependency, as the country was handed over to the Chinese. However, while a sense of democracy and openness prevails among its people, particularly at universities, HK has inevitably come under the influence of the centralised…

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June 2017
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UK upsets Australia

The UK High Commission in Australia is promoting same-sex marriage in defiance of Australia’s parliament, which continues to reject the redefinition of marriage. According to BBC reports, consulates in Australia have carried out dozens of same-sex ceremonies in a flagrant attempt to undermine the sovereignty of another country. Colin Hart, spokesman for the Coalition…

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November 1999
News > International > Australia

Letter from Australia

I write this letter in the comfort and security of my study. We have just returned from three weeks holiday at a small seaside village called Lennox Head. It was just Val and I and the dog. There was no telephone in the house where we were staying and I didn’t turn on my…

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August 1999
News > International > United States of America

Letter from America

I was in the Pentagon, in Washington DC, the day after the war in Kosovo came to an end. Relief was universal, not just because a resolution to the conflict had been reached, but because people would now be able to spend time with their families again! The Pentagon is a vast structure. Built…

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February 1999
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Letter from America

It is very cold outside, as I slowly drive to my office in the Northeast of the United States. So cold, that the windscreen washer fluid has long since frozen, with no regard for the anti-freeze that was added to it. On the radio, the presenter announces that today’s ‘high’ temperature will be around…

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December 1998
News > International > China

House churches in China

Leaders of major house-church movements in China have issued a ‘united appeal’ calling on the Chinese Government to recognise the legitimacy of Christian groups outside the government-approved ‘Three Self Patriotic Movement’. The seven-point statement, issued from an unidentified location in Henan province and dated 22 August 1998, was reportedly drafted by twelve house church…

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September 1998
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A Letter from America

Written on this side of the Atlantic! For the more widely-read amongst us, the word ‘Greendale’ will conjure up images of Postman Pat, Mrs Goggins, Ted Glen, Peter Fogg and a black and white cat called Jess. For me, it now has a new association — Heritage Baptist Church, Worcester, Massachusetts. The notice outside…

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