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October 2019
News > Conferences

‘Exploring the Old Testament and its world’ at Tyndale House

Have you ever wondered how we know the Old Testament we read today is the same as that of Jesus’ day? Or how biblical events fit into the history of other nations in the Ancient Near East? Tyndale House, a research institute in Cambridge, exists to study questions like these. In June, it invited…

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October 2019
News > Mission

International team brings the gospel to London’s Jewish Community

Christian Witness to Israel (CWI) launched an outreach campaign to London’s Jewish communities in July and August. A 40-strong team from Britain, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Israel and beyond, all joined hands to reach out with the good news of the Messiah. CWI’s presence in London dates from the 19th century. It was formerly…

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October 2019
News > Conferences

Northumberland Bible convention attracts 200

In July, the small Northumbrian village of Longframlington swelled in size as some 200 people from across the northeast and Scotland gathered for the 72nd Bible Convention. Sponsored by Longhorsley Mission Free Church, the three-day annual gathering proved to be a time of sound teaching and warm fellowship. In several messages from John 13…

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October 2019
News > Church news

Hitchin outreach week centres on preaching rather than social events

A week of evangelism was held to celebrate 150 years since the construction of Grace Baptist Church in Hitchin. ‘Big Answers’ was the focus of the outreach. A team, including members of Grace Baptist Partnership, went into Hitchin town centre daily to engage passers-by with the gospel. Evangelistic evening meetings were held and issues…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

Cameroon: Bible translator murdered

Anti-Christian violence in Cameroon has intensified, with seven Christians killed in one village during an overnight attack. Among the seven murdered in the village of Wum, in the northwest, was a man called Angus Abraham Fung. Fung, a Cameroonian national, worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators. His wife, Eveline, had a hand cut off and…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

China: Cries for freedom met with tighter control

Release International has called on the Chinese government to grant freedom of religion to Christians who face increasing persecution on the mainland. According to Paul Robinson, chief executive of the international advocacy organisation, the scenes of protest and counter-measures unfolding on the streets of Hong Kong reflect the desperate cry for freedom in mainland…

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October 2019
News > Persecution

Australia: New religious freedom bill proposed

New legislation is being proposed in Australia to protect a person’s freedom of religious expression, after Christian rugby player Israel Folau was fired for posting comments about hell on social media. As reported in Evangelical Times, the former Wallabies star had his multi-million dollar contract terminated, after posting a message on his Instagram account.…

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October 2019
News > International

DRC: Christians abducted and churches looted

More than 200 people have been abducted and a church mission hospital and shops looted by Islamist extremists during a raid on Boga, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Bishop of Boga Diocese, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rt Rev. William Bahemuka, said the Muslim militant group ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) had attacked the…

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October 2019
News > Education

BBC show replicates same-sex relationship lesson

The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has featured a controversial children’s story book, And Tango Makes Three, which is about two gay penguins raising a chick together. The show invited a headteacher to read the book aloud and replicate a relationship lesson in front of an adult studio audience. The headteacher comes from a school…

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October 2019
News > Society

Pro-lifer loses Ealing abortion clinic appeal

Pro-life campaigner Alina Dulgheriu lost her challenge at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, when it upheld a High Court decision to create a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around an abortion facility in Ealing, London. As reported earlier this year in ET, Dulgheriu challenged the order, which criminalises activities including silent prayer…

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October 2019
News > Society

Fresh blow to named person scheme

Scotland’s proposed Named Person scheme has received a fresh blow that could derail the controversial proposals, experts have claimed. According to latest information from Holyrood’s education committee, a code of practice that the committee demanded before it would allow the Named Person data sharing Bill to progress has not been created. Deputy First Minister…

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October 2019
News > Society

Thousands sign petition to support Norwich bus driver

More than 25,000 people signed a petition in August to reinstate a Christian bus driver who was suspended for refusing to drive a bus decked in pro-Pride slogans. The unnamed bus driver, working for Konect buses in Norwich, was suspended from his job and is facing a disciplinary hearing after he refused to drive…

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