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2017

Politics – IS attacks Britain

Christian leaders have condemned the Islamist terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, calling on Islamic leaders to take more responsibility. Dr Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, stirred controversy when he told leaders of Britain’s Muslim communities to do more to bear responsibility and take action to prevent extremism. He told the BBC Today programme…

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2017

Politics – Care for trafficking victims

Britain’s support system for victims of trafficking is full of ‘inexcusable failures’, a report from the cross-party Work and Pensions Committee has declared. According to May 2017’s report, after an initial 45-day ‘reflection and recovery’ period in a safe house, the system left many victims destitute and their traffickers unpunished. MPs on the committee…

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2017

Politics – Tawney Dialogue 2017

In Evangelical Times March 2017, Shirin Aguiar reported on the Conservative Christian Fellowship’s Wilberforce Address. In April, Shirin also attended Labour’s ‘Christians on the Left’ annual address — the Tawney Dialogue; here, she reports on its two keynote speeches. The Tawney Dialogue is named after Christian Socialist R. H. Tawney. At the 2017 event,…

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2017

Politics – Sunday shopping

Northern Ireland’s family life will suffer if shops in Belfast could open all day on Sundays, the UK’s major shopworkers’ union (USDAW) has warned. Belfast City Council has been holding a consultation on allowing all-day opening on 18 days a year, but John Hannett, general secretary of USDAW, warned workers would come under ‘additional…

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