Kids & Gender Confusion

Aug 14, 2014 by

From CitizenLink: Children are being hit with messages on television, in school and elsewhere leading them to ask troubling questions about gender and gender confusion. What’s a parent to do?Even if your child is not attending a public school, it’s likely while flipping channels or talking with friends they will encounter references to men behaving as women and women behaving as men. A recent TIME magazine cover is a great example. It presented the next civil rights battle in America as the...

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The New Romantics

Aug 14, 2014 by

by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute: “Because perfect democracy does not exist anywhere, the imperfect democracies of the West can be damned and the worst forms of political power legitimated.” — Pascal Bruckner, The Tears of the White Man. What sort of pink-tinted spectacles do you need to march while chanting, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas”? Or to march alongside the black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? It is not just the new Romantics that bow down...

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In denial: breast cancer establishment continues to reject abortion link

Aug 14, 2014 by

By Gerard M Nadal, MercatorNet: In the debate surrounding the purported link between abortion and breast cancer (ABC link), there has arisen a core of individuals whose demeanor can best be described as zealous. This group has all but abandoned the core scientific principle of allowing themselves to be led, without prejudice, by the preponderance of the scientific data. It is a dangerous tack that they have taken for as scientists we are trained in a method that is meant to protect us, and the...

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Archbishops of Canterbury and Australia joint statement on Iraq

Aug 14, 2014 by

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.  The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia. Archbishop Justin Welby said:  “Ever since the war to end all wars ended in 1918, humankind have been saying “never again”, then we wring our hands as...

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A risky journey – reflections on the General Synod vote on women bishops

Aug 14, 2014 by

Chris Sugden,  Church of England Newspaper: There were many reasons for the way people voted on the final vote for the Women Bishops’ Measure at York. Most who voted against were well aware that the vote would go through. The reason was that among the speakers during the debate were those who had voted against in November 2012 because in their judgment the legislation was poor and unfair. They held that the new measure met their concerns. Other speakers, such as the Bishop of Dorchester,...

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Anglican Church of Kenya plans “Divine Conference” September 18-21 2014

Aug 14, 2014 by

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and the ACK’s Divine Conference planning committee welcome friends from the UK and Ireland to join them at All Saints Cathedral, Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st of September 2014, as they build on the vision for revival and renewal with which all were inspired in Nairobi during GAFCON 2013.  A total attendance is expected of up to 2,000 people. This will be a great opportunity to link with the Anglican Church of Kenya and discover more of its life. The Conference theme...

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Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star ‘I’m gay. God loves me just the way I am’

Aug 14, 2014 by

By Patrick Strudwick, Independent: Editor’s comment: This is important, as Vicky Beeching is a successful singer, songwriter and worship leader in the charismatic tradition, and has, after theological study, recently become a “religious commentator” whose blogs and tweets are among the most popular and influential especially among young people from charismatic and progressive churches. The question for orthodox, biblically faithful churches is: how do leaders answer the...

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Role of religion in schools under pressure after Trojan Horse scandal

Aug 14, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Almost 40 leading academics, peers and clerics are backing calls for a sweeping inquiry into the role of religion in British schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, the signatories, ranging from prominent atheists to Christian and Jewish clergy, say parts of the education system are becoming “insular and divisive” and that clear rules about how far faith groups should influence schools are now urgently needed. They say...

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An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

Aug 13, 2014 by

By Jacob Stubbs, Juicy Ecumenism: Transitioning into his new role, the recently electedArchbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) kindly shared some of his time to explain his vision for the ACNA’s social engagement in an interview with Jacob Stubbs for IRD. Jacob: “Can you tell us a brief version of your testimony? How did the situation in which you grew up shape your call to pastoral ministry? How has it shaped your social vision for the Anglican Church?” o   Abp....

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Hamas manipulated and intimidated the media in Gaza. Why was that kept from us?

Aug 13, 2014 by

By Alan Johnson, Telegraph: We should normally say if our reports are censored or monitored or if we withhold information, and explain, wherever possible, the rules under which we are operating.- Section 11.4.1 of the BBC Editorial Guidelines on accuracy and impartiality in times of War, Terror and Emergencies The Foreign Press Association (FPA) issued an astonishing protest yesterday about “blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox” intimidation of journalists in the Gaza Strip...

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Anglican Unscripted Ep 114

Aug 13, 2014 by

Anglican Unscripted is the only video newscast in the Anglican Church. Every Week Kevin, George and occasional guests bring you news and prospective from around the globe.

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The Middle East sits on a precipice as conflicts and politics take their toll

Aug 13, 2014 by

By Christina Corbett, Oxfam: There are over 28 million people who need humanitarian aid in the Middle East, nearly half the UK population, Oxfam says today. The figures drawn from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen show the scale of the humanitarian crisis in the region. The warning comes as the DEC continues its Gaza Crisis Appeal, which has already raised more than £7 million. Jane Cocking, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Director said: “In my entire career, I’ve never seen...

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Iraq: Humanitarian efforts failing the hundreds of thousands forced to flee ethnic cleansing

Aug 13, 2014 by

From Amnesty International: The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), Amnesty International said today. Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, who is in northern Iraq, said: “Those trapped on Sinjar Mountain make up a tiny percentage of the hundreds of thousands...

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‘A return to the Middle Ages’

Aug 13, 2014 by

By Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: Barbarism has returned in a supposedly civilized world. What can we do? “How do you dialogue with a fanatic,” asks an Iraqi Patriarch in the middle of insane violence. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako says he is working with the government of Iraq to bring Christian refugees to Baghdad. The majority of Christians who have been driven from villages and towns in the Plain of Nineveh are living in dangerous conditions, in makeshift facilities...

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The surprising benefit of a stay-at-home mother

Aug 13, 2014 by

By Joanna Roughton, MercatorNet: Mothers are the great glue which binds society together. They organise, they volunteer, they nurture. And, when they are not around, you notice it. Look at any of those etiolated “communities” where every woman is a worker and you will see what I mean. But the bigger (and bitter) argument for stay-at-home mothers concerns children. In Britain, in recent years, the debate has been closing down. Through tax and benefit changes, successive governments...

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