Help Aisling in her bid for ‘gender-abortion’ justice

Oct 10, 2016 by

23-year-old Aisling Hubert needs your help. Following her attempt to bring doctors filmed offering ‘gender-abortion’ to justice, Aisling has been ordered to pay £47,000. Please sign Aisling’s petition asking the Attorney General for an urgent review of her case, and the costs ordered against her.     Find out more and sign the petition Aisling only took action to protect unborn baby girls after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) refused to prosecute. But the CPS...

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Police Scotland chief says hate crime ‘absolute priority’

Oct 10, 2016 by

from BBC News: Scotland’s top police officer has said tackling hate crime is an “absolute priority” for his force. Speaking at the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week, Phil Gormley said he was determined to eradicate all forms of hatred in Scotland. A new network of LGBTI liaison officers has been established in a bid to improve the reporting of hate crimes. About 90 officers have been trained to work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community. The...

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Officials accused of gagging anti-extremism tsar

Oct 10, 2016 by

by Daniel Martin, Mailonline: The Home Office has been accused of trying to censor a report into the government’s failure to manage the impact of mass immigration. The study by the government’s integration tsar Dame Louise Casey is said to criticise ministers for failing to integrate minorities and tackle extremism. The report has been ready for months, according to reports but its publication was delayed after Home Office officials expressed ‘unhappiness’ about its content. According to...

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Would should ecumenical unity look like?

Oct 10, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Last the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, meets Pope Francis in Rome, their third meeting since taking office. There was a time when such meeting at all, let alone with this frequency, would have been considered unthinkable, and this meeting will celebrate the first meeting of an Archbishop of Canterbury with the Pope since the Reformation—that of Michael Ramsey and Paul VI in 1966. It was a time of historic change in the Church of Rome, following the Second...

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CAIRO: English Bishops describe Church of England as “slow turning oil tanker” on Sexuality

Oct 10, 2016 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: Four Church of England bishops at the 6th Trumpet Global South Conference say they will stand firm on issues of human sexuality even as their Church roils in pain and indecision on the matter. The four bishops present were Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, one of the five most senior English Bishops and a member of the House of Lords, Bishop Tim Dakin (Winchester), Bishop Julian Henderson of Blackburn, who is also chair of the Church of England Evangelical Council (founded...

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The Archbishop and the Bible: a response to Archbishop Barry Morgan’s Presidential Address

Oct 9, 2016 by

by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. The purpose of Archbishop Morgan’s Presidential address to Governing Body in the Church in Wales on 14 September 2016 is to justify the decision made by the church’s bishops to issue prayers that can be said with those in same-sex relationships. More specifically, it seeks to justify the claim that ‘the bishops have taken the step they have because we took seriously what the Bible has to say in trying to discern the will of God.’ The aim...

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Controversy swirls around AIDS drug in UK

Oct 9, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: When a conservative Christian journalist writes a story about a highly-praised AIDS drug headlined “Killing Grandma for Gay sex” and an AIDS activist describes it as a “profit-driven sex toy for rich Westerners”, you know that you’ve uncovered an ethical controversy. This month the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued a published an evidence summary on the use of Truvada, a lucrative Gilead drug for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis...

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Prayer Book services to help dementia sufferers

Oct 9, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England is to revive traditional terminology in some of its services to help Alzheimer’s sufferers. Senior clerics hope that familiar texts of prayers and passages of scripture, often learnt by heart in childhood, could help trigger memories and provide moments of clarity and calm for sufferers. Simple changes could mean making greater use of old version of the Lord’s Prayer, complete with words such as Thy and Thine instead of You and Yours. The...

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“Jesus is with us” is our DNA – Archbishop of Myanmar preaches closing sermon of Global South

Oct 8, 2016 by

These notes of the sermon by Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo taken at the time do not claim to be verbatim. Christians in Myanmar have shined the light of the Gospel there for 200 years. Myanmar has one hundred and thirty four ethnic groups, but Buddhists are the majority community. Through Christians the light of world shines. By doing social missions, health and education, many ethnic minority groups have become Christians and the life of the people of Myanmar has been lifted up. During the...

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A World Without God – 6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading

Oct 8, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Wow. How did this one get past the censors? It was incredible. And moving beyond words. What am I talking about? Sally Phillips most extraordinary documentary,A World without Down’s Syndrome, which screened on the BBC this week. Sally is well known as the TV comedy actress from TV shows like Miranda and the Bridget Jones films. She is also a Christian and her oldest son Olly has Down’s syndrome. At the beginning we were warned that the documentary contained some...

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