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February 2019
News > Society

Warning over government’s Sunday school safeguarding consultation

Warning bells have been sounded over the government’s plans to introduce a ‘voluntary’ safeguarding code of conduct for out of school settings like Sunday schools and church youth groups. Concerns are being raised that the Department of Education is hinting at regulation and the consultation has prompted fears that new controls could be foisted on church clubs. Similar plans were floated in 2015, which included proposals for Ofsted to become in effect the ‘state regulator of religion’. These were dropped after opposition from Christians and others. MP for Monmouth David Davies said: ‘Madrasas radicalising young people is something people would expect the Government to try...

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October 2014
Articles > Historical

‘The Lord’s gift’: Thomas Charles (1755–1814)

If I were ever to be cast away on a desert island, with only one person from the whole history of Christianity for company, I think I would choose Thomas Charles (although it would be a close call between him and William Williams Pantycelyn). Why Thomas Charles? On the 200th anniversary of his death (this month), perhaps a closer look at this remarkable man will provide an answer. While Charles’s name is inextricably linked with Bala in North Wales, he was in fact a native of Carmarthenshire. His birth in 1755 occurred 20 years after the conversions of Howel Harris and Daniel Rowland, and it...

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