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October 2006
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Talking Bibles

Talking Bibles International, based in California, has sent 1000 new digital, solid-state Talking Bibles to the Bible Society in Malawi, Africa. The company believes these are the first digital Talking Bibles available in Africa.The Talking Bibles have a special arrangement of Scripture passages from the Old Testament as well as the entire New Testament…

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Holy fire in Sri Lanka

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October 2006
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Holy fire in Sri Lanka

The people of Calvary Reformed Presbyterian Chapel (CRPC), of Colombo, Sri Lanka, had been eagerly anticipating the visit of Dr S. H. Tow (Singapore) in August to minister the Word of God and were not disappointed. For three days he expounded the Bible's teaching on the work of the Holy Spirit. Many remarked afterwards…

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October 2006
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Anglican and Catholic school

The first shared faith school in Wales has begun taking students for the new academic year. St Joseph's Catholic High School in Wrexham is now known as St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican High School. The merger decision was agreed two years ago by the denominations.In what is seen as a possible precedent for future…

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October 2006
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Bibles in China and India

Demand is rising for Bibles in China and India despite Christians there being in the minority. The People's Republic of China has an official Bible printing house. Since 1987 its press in Nanjing has turned out more than 46 million copies of the Bible and the New Testament. Official Bible distribution figures in China…

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October 2006
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SNCF’s shady past

The French state railway SNCF has been asked to pay millions of euros in compensation to more than 200 families whose relatives were transported to Nazi death camps during World War II. The families have threatened to sue the company if their request is not granted. In a landmark ruling in June, a court…

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October 2006
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Christian Voice director arrested

The National Director of Christian Voice, a prayer and lobby group, was arrested by South Wales Police for distributing gospel tracts at a homosexual event. Stephen Green refused to stop giving out the leaflets to people entering Bute Park in Cardiff, where the 'Mardi Gras' event was being held.Mr Green was held for four…

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October 2006
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Madonna

A concert by US pop star Madonna, in which she re-enacts the crucifixion, went ahead in Amsterdam despite a bomb threat. Police later arrested a 63-year-old Dutch priest who confessed to making a hoax call in an attempt to disrupt the event. The mock re-enactment of the crucifixion offended some Christians when the show…

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September 2006
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Britain’s addiction

A new report says almost 20% of adults across England binge drink at least double the daily recommended level in one or more sessions a week. Experts say Britain has gone from a nation 'enjoying a harmless tipple' to one developing 'a dangerous alcohol addiction'.The biggest binge drinkers live in the North East and…

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September 2006
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Baptist Insurance – read the small print

Treasurers of independent Baptist churches who insure their premises with the Baptist Insurance Company PLC (BIC) may soon find themselves members of an inclusive organisation under the presidency of the Bishop of London.Unless they opt out, the church insurance group is making all its policy holders members of the Association of Church Treasurers and…

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Keswick Convention 2006

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September 2006
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Keswick Convention 2006

Peter Maiden, Chairman of the Keswick Convention council and Director of Operation Mobilisation, preached at the first meeting of the 2006 Convention. The conference theme was 'The church in the power of the Spirit'. 'Are our churches cross-centred?' he asked. Are we just becoming a bit more religious, adding a layer of piety to…

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September 2006
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Chinese demolish house church

The Chinese government's official news media reports that about 3000 Christians have been involved in clashes with the police over the demolition of an unofficial church building. The report says two people were arrested but gives no numbers of those injured. This follows claims by the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and…

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Bracknell church bids farewell

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September 2006
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Bracknell church bids farewell

On Sunday 23 July, Easthampstead Baptist Church in South Hill Road, Bracknell, said goodbye to its senior minister, Rev. Dane Baker, and his wife Blanche and family after sixteen years of faithful service to the church and the town.The church was full for the service, which included a 'This is your EBC Life' event…

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