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Creation conference in the Himalayas

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April 2007
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Creation conference in the Himalayas

Jyoti P. Chakravartty of Know the Truth Publishing (www.kttresources.com) writes: 'Greetings in the Lord from Kalimpong, a small town in the Himalayas. The temperature is 4 deg.C or less; it's really cold up here.'We have just had a long day, but there is so much to thank the Lord for. We had a very…

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ETCW turns WEST

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April 2007
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ETCW turns WEST

From the beginning of April 2007, the Evangelical Theological College of Wales becomes Wales Evangelical School of Theology. The new Principal, Jonathan Stephen, explains.Over the years, I have been regularly involved in the process of examining and training men and women called to Christian service at home and overseas, but never imagined I would…

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April 2007
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Anglican and Catholic unity

Proposals to reunite Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church under the leadership of the Pope are to be published later this year, according to a report carried in The Times newspaper, although both churches have reportedly denied that there is a reunion plan. The 42-page statement prepared by an international commission of both churches…

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April 2007
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Generation Next

In the summer of 2005 a nationwide survey was conducted by 'Generation Next', a small group of young men training, or considering training, for the Christian ministry. Its aim was to give young men a voice in the current debate amongst Christian leaders about the reasons why so few men are coming forward for…

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April 2007
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Criminal records for children

Criminal records are being given to nearly 600 school-age children every day, according to new Government figures. Much of the rise in crime in recent years is described as 'youth on youth' crime involving robbery and violence but there has also been an alarming rise in the number of young people convicted of sex…

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April 2007
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Christian magistrate victimised

Andrew McClintock, a Christian magistrate from South Yorkshire, has lost a discrimination case at an employment tribunal in Sheffield. He claimed he was forced to resign his job as a magistrate because he could not agree with adoption of children by gay couples and said civil partnership laws clashed with his religious beliefs. Mr…

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April 2007
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Catholicism in the UK is growing

Immigration is swelling attendance at Britain's Catholic churches to such an extent that Roman Catholicism seems likely to become the dominant religion in Britain for the first time since the Reformation. A new report by the Von Hugel Institute at Cambridge says the influx of migrants could be the Catholic community's 'greatest threat' or…

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April 2007
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Bible sixth in nation’s favourite books

A survey to mark the tenth anniversary of World Book Day asked readers to nominate books they cannot live without. Pride and Prejudice beat Tolkien's fantasy trilogy, Lord of the Rings, into second place. Two of the Brontë sisters appear alongside Charles Dickens and George Orwell, showing that the nation's readers still treasure their…

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April 2007
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Affinity declares on SORs

Affinity, previously the British Evangelical Council, has issued a declaration opposing the Government's proposed sexual orientation regulations (SORs). The declaration states:…For the first time in many generations, it will become unlawful for Christians to conduct their lives in a manner which is consistent with a biblical principle.Christian organisations which provide services on behalf of…

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April 2007
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Grace Baptist salary survey

The Grace Baptist Trust Corporation has released a new survey of Pastors' 2005 salaries. Coming five years after a previous survey, the exercise relates only to Grace Baptist Ministers but will be of interest to many other churches.Replies were received from some 45% of those canvassed (93 out of 205). Of full time pastors,…

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Affinity study conference

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April 2007
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Affinity study conference

Eighty of us met from 30 January to 1 February at High Leigh conference centre, to study six papers on 'The forgotten Christ'. This theme reflected neglected truths concerning the person and work of our Lord.The papers had been sent out for study in advance of the conference. Each was introduced by its author;…

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April 2007
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Child depression warning

ChildLine, the telephone support network for children who need help, has warned the Government that more needs to be done to diagnose and assist children suffering from depression. The charity claims that last year one in six calls relating to mental heath, to a 24-hour helpline, came from girls contemplating suicide. Some rang ChildLine…

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