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December 2007
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News – Abortion Act 40th anniversary

Abortion Act 40th anniversary October saw the 40th anniversary of Parliament passing the Abortion Act which legalised abortion. Many now believe that the bill is being used for purposes never envisaged when it was introduced on 27 April 1968.When Parliament was debating the bill in 1966, David Steel (now Lord Steel but then an MP…

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December 2007
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News – Flood relief flights in Uganda

Flood relief flights in Uganda An estimated 300,000 people have been affected by severe flooding in Uganda. Many bridges and roads have been washed away leaving people cut off from aid. People have been left without food and clean water and at risk of water-borne diseases.Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) aircraft have been flying to the…

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December 2007
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News – Iraq’s Christians suffer

Iraq's Christians suffer Christians in Iraq face severe persecution and dwindling numbers, according to reports from charity and aid organisations working in the region. As many as one million professing Christians are believed to have left Iraq since 1990, when they first began to experience difficulties because of their Christian faith during the first Gulf…

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December 2007
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News – Early Stonehenge settlement

Early Stonehenge settlementArchaeologists working near Stonehenge have uncovered what they believe is the largest Neolithic settlement ever discovered in northern Europe. The village is a temporary settlement and shows signs of animals being brought in for feasting.Remains of an estimated 300 houses are thought to have survived under earthworks 3km (2 miles) from the…

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Youth Supplement – Bullied at school

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December 2007
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Youth Supplement – Bullied at school

Bullied at schoolAs a child I was taught the Bible and went to church but, looking back, I realise that I didn't enjoy these things. I had Bible stories embedded in my head but they were just fiction to me. I didn't really care for the Christ who died on the cross. I quite…

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December 2007
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News in Brief

News in Brief Touching woodA survey published in The Times newspaper on 31 October found that: 62% of Britons believe that we have souls; 62% believe in fate; 47% believe in life after death; 41% believe in telepathy; 38% believe in ghosts; 31% believe in extraterrestrial beings; 23% believe in horoscopes; and just 16% believe…

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December 2007
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News – The Gospel on air in Timbuktu

The Gospel on air in Timbuktu Mention Timbuktu and you immediately think of remoteness. However, Timbuktu is now the home of a new Christian broadcasting channel and one of HCJB Global Voice's newest partners. It broadcasts the gospel in five languages - Tamasheq (Tuareg), Sonrai/Songhoy, Hassaniya, Bambara and Fulani.Timbuktu is truly remote. It is located…

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December 2007
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News – Letting down our children

Letting down our children Almost one in ten girls aged 15 or under went to a contraception clinic in England last year, according to a new report from the Information Centre for Health and Social Care. A total of 81,000 under-age girls attended the clinics, of whom 31,000 were 13 and 14 year olds. In…

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December 2007
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News – A moving experience

A moving experienceThe inhabitants of Heuersdorf in eastern Germany have lost their village but saved their church - after a court ruled that 300 residents must move out of the area to allow miners to get at the coal beneath their homes. However, sympathetic neighbours in a local town called Borna offered to re-house…

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News – Grandpa John’s miracle

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December 2007
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News – Grandpa John’s miracle

Grandpa John's miracleMy mother's stepfather had always interested me. 'Grandpa John' had not had an easy life. He immigrated to the US from Russia in the 1920s. He married my grandmother a few years after my grandfather died but sadly the marriage ended in divorce and Grandpa John lived the last thirty years of…

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The world on our doorstep

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December 2007
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The world on our doorstep

The world on our doorstepWalking from Liverpool Street Station towards Brick Lane is an odd experience. The prosperity around the station proclaims London as the leading financial capital. Massive amounts of wealth change hands every day in modern office buildings, while sharply-suited businessmen and women dash to and fro chatting into mobiles. Yet only…

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December 2007
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News – Arthur Imbrey; ministering in Southall

Arthur Imbrey; ministering in SouthallArthur Imbrey and his wife Margaret have retired after 40 years of pastoral ministry in Southall. A service was arranged by local church leaders in Cranford Baptist Church and led by Colin Reasbeck (Doncaster). The preacher was Brian Edwards.In 1967 Arthur accepted a call to the Barn Mission in Southall,…

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News – Reaching Sheffield’s international students

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December 2007
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News – Reaching Sheffield’s international students

Reaching Sheffield's international students Romeo Lorenzo writes: From 24-28 September, Wycliffe Church in Sheffield launched an intensive programme of evangelism to reach international students at Sheffield's two universities - who are studying such subjects as education, engineering and social sciences. Wycliffe's pastors invited three students from London Theological Seminary (LTS) to help distribute gospel…

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December 2007
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News – Al Gore’s ‘inconvenient truth’

 Al Gore's 'inconvenient truth'A High Court judge has urged caution and balance when showing school-children Al Gore's film 'An inconvenient truth' on global warming. The judge, Sir Michael Burton, identified nine incorrect claims in the popular film in his judgment on a challenge brought by a school governor over whether the film should be…

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December 2007
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News – Gospel light in East Belfast

Gospel light in East BelfastFor the past 30 years, the city of Belfast has been synonymous with sectarian hatred and violence. This had little to do with religion and much to do with conflicting political aspirations. In recent years, however, the relative peace has given the city a new confidence and a new lease…

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December 2007
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News – Halloween less scary

Halloween less scaryChristians and family groups have expressed satisfaction following a campaign by churches to make Halloween more fun and less scary. Shops and supermarkets were asked to assess the range of goods available on their shelves and make the material 'less grim' and more amusing. At a national level, several major retailers have responded…

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December 2007
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News – New pastor for Melksham

New pastor for MelkshamOver 200 people gathered in Melksham, Wiltshire, on Saturday 6 October, to witness the induction of Rev. Marc Thomas to the pastorate of Ebenezer Baptist Chapel. The meeting was chaired by Dr Eryl Davies (former principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Wales). Chris Buss (assistant pastor at the Metropolitan Tabernacle,…

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News – I think, therefore I believe

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December 2007
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News – I think, therefore I believe

I think, therefore I believeAnastasia Somerville was a philosophy student who found that the Bible addressed the apparent meaninglessness of life - and then pointed her towards God.I left London for Edinburgh in September 2000, excited about beginning my course at Edinburgh University and exploring Scotland. I studied for an MA (Hons) in Philosophy…

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December 2007
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News – Aussies go to the polls

Aussies go to the polls Churchgoers in Australia are beginning to flex their political muscle in much the same way as the 'religious right' in the USA has done for some years. Christian lobby groups and church leaders have stirred up conservative voters on moral issues during campaigning for the country's general election at the…

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December 2007
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Northampton

NorthamptonOn Saturday 13 October, 200 gathered to share in the service of ordination and induction of Paul Milner to the pastorate of Reynard Way Evangelical Church, Northampton. Our previous pastor Brian Wilkinson, who retired in March 2006 after 43 years of ministry at Reynard Way, took part in the service, as did Pastor Roger…

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December 2007
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News – JW dies after refusing blood

JW dies after refusing bloodA young Jehovah's Witness has died after giving birth to twins, amid claims that she had refused a blood transfusion because of her faith. Emma Gough, 22, of Telford, Shropshire, gave birth on 25 October. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital will conduct an internal review of the case. The twins, a…

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December 2007
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News – Joel Edwards appointed to new commission

Joel Edwards appointed to new commission Joel Edwards, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, has been appointed as a commissioner to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).Commenting in an Evangelical Alliance press release, Mr Edwards said he would strive to ensure that the values of faith communities play an effective role in the…

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December 2007
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News – A canyon in three days

A canyon in three daysAccording to a report from Associated Press, a canyon (now open to public view) was formed in three days when flood waters spilled from a reservoir overflow channel on Canyon Lake in central Texas. On 4 July 2002, when the floodwater was at peak flow, it was moving at almost…

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December 2007
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A new year at WEST

A new year at WESTThe dedication service for Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST) was held on Saturday 22 September in the grounds of Bryntirion, at Bridgend. Jonathan Stephen chaired the meeting with 200 in attendance. He commented on developments during his first year as Principal. These include plans for a new course starting…

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