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December 2012
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Cathedrals

Cathedrals Cathedrals in the UK are inclusive and welcoming to those of all faiths and none, a report, conducted by ComRes on behalf of think-tank Theos, has found.    The 33-page Spiritual capital report, forged from a study examining the present and future of Church of England cathedrals, showed that 53 per cent of people…

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December 2012
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Corruption

Corruption A campaign, Exposed2013, has been launched to take a stand against institutional corruption. Exposed is a group of Christian organisations, which aims to challenge the global church, businesses and governments to highlight the effects of corruption on the world’s poor.     Campaign chairman Rev. Joel Edwards described it as ‘an opportunity for the…

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Gaulby Festival of Grace

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December 2012
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Gaulby Festival of Grace

Gaulby Festival of Grace The 13th Gaulby Festival of Grace was held at Gaulby Parish Church in Leicestershire on Saturday afternoon 8 September 2012.    The event was inaugurated by the late rector of the parish, Rev. Ashley Cheesman (rector from 1988-2010), as an annual event. It was designed to celebrate the doctrines of grace,…

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December 2012
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Italian outreach

Italian outreach    John Blanchard recently completed his fourth ministry visit to Italy in 12 months, when for the second time he was serving Sola Grazia Church in Porto Mantovano, on the outskirts of Mantova.     Sola Grazia Church was planted by Andrea Artioli, who also co-founded Coram Deo (‘before the face of God’), a…

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December 2012
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Abortion counselling

The Government has cancelled a public consultation on independent pregnancy counselling and will not now bring forward legislation on this, health minister Anna Soubry has revealed.    This comes despite promises to MPs last autumn and despite important pledges made during the Conservative party conference, in which secretary of state Jeremy Hunt said he would…

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Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley

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December 2012
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Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley

Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley In June, Rev. Spencer Cunnah was welcomed as the new pastor of Kensit Evangelical Church in Finchley, London (www.kensit.org.uk). The service was attended by 200 people, including many from Mr Cunnah’s former congregation at Wickliffe Independent Church in Sheffield, where he had been minister for over 10 years.    David Lacey,…

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December 2012
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Cinnamon Network

Cinnamon Network At a recent networking forum for Cinnamon Network, cabinet minister Nick Hurd MP declared his ‘vision’ for working with churches to promote social enterprise.     He spoke of a ‘crisis of trust’ in how people are looked after, especially young people, and said that both Government and churches are seeking to tackle…

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December 2012
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Gay Pride

Gay Pride Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced his intention to give £650,000 in sponsorship to London’s Gay Pride event.    Andrea Minichiello Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, said, ‘The Mayor of London is throwing public money at an event which does not have the backing of a large section of the public.  …

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December 2012
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Pakistan

Pakistan Rimsha Masih, the teenager with learning disabilities who was put on Pakistan’s death row on false blasphemy charges, has claimed asylum in Norway.     The news came from Farrukh H. Saif, executive director of the Pakistan-based Christian aid and advocacy group World Vision In Progress (WVIP).     It is believed that, after her…

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December 2012
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Lap dancing

Lap dancing Maidstone Council has thrown out an application for lap dancing to take place at a venue close to Maidstone town centre in Kent.     According to reports from the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), local residents had presented a case that such a venue was not suitable in an area being regenerated by…

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December 2012
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Scottish martyrs

Scottish martyrs 31 October 2012 marked the 350th anniversary of the ejection of nearly 400 Covenanter ministers from their parishes in Scotland. These men refused to conform to the imposition on the Reformed Church in Scotland by King Charles II of what they believed to be unscriptural forms of worship and church government. A…

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December 2012
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Alien concept

Alien concept More people believe in extra-terrestrials than in God, research for ‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’, a new video game, has found.    A poll of 1,359 UK adults found that more than 50 per cent — equating approximately to 33.1 million people in the UK — believe there is life on other planets, with only…

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December 2012
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Gang culture

Gang culture The removal of more than 200 gang ring leaders from London’s streets has resulted in younger gang members grabbing power violently, a study has found. The report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), called Gangs — time to wake up, looks at how gang crime and fear of gangs has changed…

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