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September 2016
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Politics – Abortion fears

Theresa May’s new cabinet poses challenges to pro-lifers, according to anti-abortion campaigners. Paul Tully, director of parliamentary research for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), said the new Prime Minister’s cabinet comprised several members whose track record on abortions left much to be desired. In particular, SPUC noted the July appointments…

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September 2016
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International – French tragedy response

Nice has welcomed the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, an international coalition of crisis-trained chaplains. The team journeyed to France to offer emotional and spiritual care on the streets of Nice, following the horrific terror attack on Bastille Day, in July. More than 80 people died in the violent attack, with dozens more seriously…

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September 2016
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Media – Anglican lectionary

Church Society has created weekly expositions on the Church of England’s lectionary (Scripture readings list) to help support ministers and others. A blog post on the Church Society website explained how many, if not most Anglican churches use the lectionary to guide them each week, in at least one of their services. It said,…

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September 2016
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Conference – Keswick bonanza

For several weeks during July and August, the small town of Keswick in Cumbria, in the North of England, was swarming with people attending the 141st Keswick Convention. According to organisers, the convention (16 July-5 August) was ‘completely packed out’, with more visitors than ever, and an extra relay venue needing to be added…

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September 2016
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Conference – Northumberland Bible teaching

‘Another excellent weekend!’ That is what those who attended the Northumberland Bible teaching weekend said. Sponsored by Longhorsley Mission Church, Kevin Bidwell (Sheffield) and Derek Cleave (Bristol) addressed the 200-plus attendees who gathered on 2-4 July 2016. In three sessions, Mr Bidwell opened up our call as Christians to run, wrestle and box. Mr…

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September 2016
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Persecution South Sudan: Thousands flee

Violence in Sudan has seen at least 5,015 people, of whom 90 per cent are women and children, flee to the West Nile region of north west Uganda since July. According to reports, refugees are overwhelming border crossings with their high numbers. It is reported that, on 17 July alone, 1,633 refugees escaped to…

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September 2016
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Event – Ryedale anniversary

Ryedale Evangelical Church met with friends from Ripon, Northallerton, Darlington, Whitby, Scarborough and Hull in Middleton Chapel, Pickering, on Saturday 16 July. They joined to give thanks for God’s faithfulness in providing for and upholding its minister William Horsburgh and the Ryedale church over the last 30 years. The church was formed in 1984,…

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