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November 2017
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The Christian Institute comments on a shameful anniversary

On 27 October 1967, the Abortion Act was passed by Parliament. For 50 years, it has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland to kill an unborn child in the womb. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) was formed in 1966 to campaign against the Act, followed by LIFE in 1970.…

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November 2017
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Christian Concern comments on the grim realities of abortion

27 October 2017 marks 50 years since abortion in certain circumstances became legal according to British law. While the Abortion Act (1967) currently only allows abortions when the mother or child’s physical or mental health is at risk of permanent damage, the law is rarely honoured, even in its flawed current form, and reports…

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November 2017
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50 years of shame

Anniversaries are how we mark out our history. Some are welcome, others are not; some are humdrum, others are special. This year, two are extra special: a 500th and a 50th. Both changed our world. The first ushered in the wonderful gospel freedoms of the Protestant Reformation. The second is the passing of the…

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October 2017
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Society – Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Roman Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has died at the age of 85. According to the BBC, he served as a priest for more than six decades, having begun in Hampshire in the 1950s. It is reported that he was a personal friend of Pope Francis. He eventually went on to lead the Roman Catholic…

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October 2017
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Society – Humanist support

A ‘Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network’ (NRPSN), has been launched. The network has more than 150 trained and accredited carers, supported by Humanists UK. According to Humanists UK, 45 per cent of people who are not religious responded to a poll from the organisation and said they would choose to have a non-religious pastoral support…

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August 2017
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Society – Humanist wedding

Northern Ireland held its first ever legal humanist wedding in June, after a lengthy legal battle to secure recognition. Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane wed in a ceremony surrounded by friends and family and conducted by Humanists UK (formerly British Humanists Association) celebrant Isabel Russo. The decision followed on from a High Court ruling earlier this…

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August 2017
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Society – Dawkins on Islam

Richard Dawkins has warned against Islam as the ‘most evil’ religion, stirring up further controversy with his anti-religious comments. The evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist warned that it was virtually impossible to study English literature without knowing the background of Christianity. According to a report from The Telegraph, Mr Dawkins was being interviewed at…

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