Helping the needy at Christmas – does charity begin at home?

Dec 9, 2014 by

by Andrew Symes. Christmas is a time of giving, when we remember the most vulnerable, those really suffering, those going through terrible trauma around the world. Children are especially at risk. Our hearts go out to young people in West Africa – the horror and incomprehension of watching parents and carers dying from Ebola is unimaginable, but also the lives of a whole generation have now been massively disrupted by the school closures and restrictions of normal community activities. Or...

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BBC Children in Need funds homosexual propaganda aimed at youth

Nov 15, 2014 by

by John Smeaton, SPUC: BBC Children in Need is a charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to raise money for the support of children, including disabled children. Its main fundraising vehicle is an annual telethon, which this year (2014) is being held this evening (14 November). The BBC Children in Need website reveals that in the last three years it made grants to sexual health centres and homosexual youth projects. In SPUC’s experience, such centres and projects often...

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Christian charities need Christian truth

Sep 17, 2014 by

By Rebecca Oas, PhD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: The UK-based organization Christian Aid released a briefing paper dated September 2014 detailing its position on the post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion at the UN. Under their “Gender Justice” recommendations, Christian Aid calls for: “Mainstreaming of gender into other areas including health, education, natural-resource management, energy access, peacebuilding, accountable governance and access to justice. This should include...

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Religion ‘makes people more generous’

Jun 9, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: It preaches help for the poor and loving thy neighbour but now a new study has provided evidence that religion can make people more generous in their everyday lives. Research commissioned by the BBC found that people who profess a religious belief are significantly more likely to give to charity than non-believers. Sikhs and Jews emerged as the most likely to share their worldly goods with a good cause, just ahead of Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The study,...

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It is time to make UK Overseas Aid contingent on religious liberty

May 31, 2014 by

From Cranmer: His Grace raised the appalling plight of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim a fortnight ago, and it is heartening to see that The Times and the Prime Minister have caught up with it. […]  The thing is, HM Government (ie UK taxpayers) are giving aid money to Sudan. According to the YouTube news report above, it appears that we don’t donate directly, but we do give. His Grace is of the view that a government which is bold enough to make overseas aid contingent on a nation’s...

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Same-Sex Marriage: A 'Truth Serum' for Evangelicals

Apr 3, 2014 by

By Dr Richard E Land, Christian Post What a week! It started with World Vision announcing that it had changed its employment policy to allow partners in a legal, same-sex relationship to be employees. This action set off a theological firestorm both because of the organization making the decision – World Vision U.S. ranks among America's top ten charities and serves over 100 million people in at least 100 countries – and the breath-taking nature of the shift in theology and...

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