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All News from September 2006

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September 2006
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Britain’s addiction

A new report says almost 20% of adults across England binge drink at least double the daily recommended level in one or more sessions a week. Experts say Britain has gone from a nation 'enjoying a harmless tipple' to one developing 'a dangerous alcohol addiction'.The biggest binge drinkers live in the North East and…

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September 2006
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Baptist Insurance – read the small print

Treasurers of independent Baptist churches who insure their premises with the Baptist Insurance Company PLC (BIC) may soon find themselves members of an inclusive organisation under the presidency of the Bishop of London.Unless they opt out, the church insurance group is making all its policy holders members of the Association of Church Treasurers and…

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Keswick Convention 2006

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September 2006
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Keswick Convention 2006

Peter Maiden, Chairman of the Keswick Convention council and Director of Operation Mobilisation, preached at the first meeting of the 2006 Convention. The conference theme was 'The church in the power of the Spirit'. 'Are our churches cross-centred?' he asked. Are we just becoming a bit more religious, adding a layer of piety to…

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September 2006
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Chinese demolish house church

The Chinese government's official news media reports that about 3000 Christians have been involved in clashes with the police over the demolition of an unofficial church building. The report says two people were arrested but gives no numbers of those injured. This follows claims by the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and…

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Bracknell church bids farewell

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September 2006
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Bracknell church bids farewell

On Sunday 23 July, Easthampstead Baptist Church in South Hill Road, Bracknell, said goodbye to its senior minister, Rev. Dane Baker, and his wife Blanche and family after sixteen years of faithful service to the church and the town.The church was full for the service, which included a 'This is your EBC Life' event…

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September 2006
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Wars and rumours

Violence and political instability have dogged the Middle East for generations. The bitterness runs deep. Arabs and Israelis have conflicting views of history and strive for irreconcilable futures. Politicians seem no more able to resolve the issues than generals. The turbulent mix of nationalism, religion and mutual suspicion looks set to ferment for years…

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Joyful service at the Llangollen Eisteddfod

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September 2006
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Joyful service at the Llangollen Eisteddfod

The smiling faces of the outreach team matched the sunny weather that the Lord gave us during the week of the 60th Llangollen Eisteddfod. A Christian team has been present for 58 of those 60 years. The four stations where the team worked were kept busy throughout the week. The schoolroom of the chapel…

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September 2006
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140 to sue Catholic children’s home

Around 140 men are planning to sue the Roman Catholic Church for damages over alleged physical and sexual abuse suffered while in care. The action is being taken against the organisations responsible for running St William's Community Home in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire over a 20-year period. If successful, damages could run into millions…

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LTS end-of-year service

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September 2006
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LTS end-of-year service

Another hot summer's day for the June end-of-year service at the London Theological Seminary! Fifteen men were finishing the two-year course at the seminary, and testified to the Lord's goodness and blessing on their time there. Six men were from Britain, and others came from Eastern Europe and the Far East. One came from…

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September 2006
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Black church leaders speak out

A letter protesting against the Labour Government's sexual orientation regulations appeared in the Telegraph newspaper in July. The letter was signed by 177 pastors of black churches and helpfully highlighted the discrimination felt by many Christians at attempts being made by the Government to impose an obligation on Christian organisations to accept homosexuality as…

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