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September 2019
News > Ethics

Welsh smacking ban will cost millions

Welsh Assembly plans to criminalise parents that smack their children will cost millions of pounds, senior politicians in Wales have admitted. In July, the official consultation on the proposed smacking legislation revealed not only were there high levels of public opposition but also the costs of implementing the bill could be between £2.3m and…

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September 2019
News > Religious liberty > Society

Christian Legal Centre wins Sunday service battle with NHS

The Christian Legal Centre has won a year-long battle with the National Health Service to have appropriate Sunday worship services offered at a medium security mental health unit. The John Howard Centre in East London is a facility for people with a mental health problem who have been arrested, who are on remand or…

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September 2019
News > Society

Nearly one-quarter of all babies were aborted in 2018

Nearly 25 percent of all babies were aborted in 2018, official statistics have revealed. The Office of National Statistics released data for 2018 in England and Wales. It showed that, of a total of 862,371 pregnancies (excluding stillbirths and natural miscarriages), there were 657,076 live births and 205,295 abortions. This represents 23.8 percent of…

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September 2019
News > Church news

Joshua Harris kisses his wife and his faith goodbye

Joshua Harris, the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye – a Christian guide to relationships – has left his wife and rejected his faith. Written when he was only 21, the book sold nearly one million copies around the world after it was published in 1997. According to the publisher, the book turned the…

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September 2019
News > International > Religious liberty

Christians hit as government restrictions on religion rise

Christians are being harassed in 143 countries worldwide as governmental restrictions on religion increase, according to a major report released recently. A squeeze on religion is happening not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to the findings. The Pew Research Center, which released its 10th annual Report on…

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September 2019
News > International

Presbyterian Church in America affirms Nashville Statement on sexuality

Throughout the years, the church has faced various trials and has had to make her stand, often due to theological or ecclesiastical issues. This year, the 47th General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) met in Dallas, Texas and debated long and hard over how to deal with the cultural issues…

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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

A taste of Zambia

Proclamation Institute Zambia, training men and women for ministries in Kitwe, Zambia, held an information day in Kegworth, Derbyshire in May. Visitors were treated to hymns and cuisine, Zambian style, before being updated on gospel work in Zambia. Joe Kapolyo and Andrew Muwowo spoke of the need for cultural sensitivity when engaging Zambians with…

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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

Newhouse Baptist Church anniversary

Situated in the Blackdown Hills on the Devon-Somerset border, this church recently celebrated its 367th anniversary. Rev Courtenay Harris led a thanksgiving service, using Paul’s experience of heaven (2 Corinthians 12) and the shepherdess’ desire for Solomon (Song of Solomon 4) to remind members to pursue a meaningful, felt relationship with Christ.

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August 2019
News > Church news > News in brief > Science

Andy McIntosh outreach event

At an evangelistic event held at a York hotel in May, thermodynamics professor Andy McIntosh spoke of atheism’s inadequacy to explain science, reason, ethics and meaning. He said, ‘This line of reasoning has resonated with unbelievers at these evangelistic events.’ Over 100 sceptics and believers attended with much discussion following.

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August 2019
News > International

US pastor prays for President Trump, but some church members are ‘hurt’

On June 2, David Platt, the pastor of a megachurch in the metro DC area had a rare opportunity when President Trump decided to drop by his church unexpectedly during a worship service. Platt is a well-known face in the metro DC area and is one of the youngest pastors of any megachurch in…

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August 2019
News > People > Obituaries

Michael Wright (1927-2019)

Michael Wright, former elder of Hall Green Baptist Church in Haworth, West Yorkshire has died aged 91. Raised in Haworth, Michael studied civil engineering at Sheffield University prior to employment with British Steel McColls. Although attending Hall Green Baptist Church during childhood, Michael was not saved until 29 years old. He heard several sermons…

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August 2019
News > Church news > Conferences

Discovering an amazing God in Eastbourne

God identifies with his people and displays his redemptive power towards them: this was among the messages brought to Christians at Bible by the Beach in Eastbourne earlier this year. Under the umbrella title of Amazed: Sin, Grace and an Amazing God, record numbers of delegates heard from a variety of speakers, including Don…

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