What’s to be done about the West’s plummeting birth rate?

Nov 9, 2018 by

from Faith and Politics: A BBC headline this morning confirms what is now common knowledge – that birth rates in Western and other developed nations are well below the rate of replacement, leading to ageing and declining populations, and storing up serious social and economic problems for the...

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Forced displacement worldwide at its highest in decades

Nov 3, 2018 by

by Adrian Edwards, UNHCR: UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report says an unprecedented 65.6 million people were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016. The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found that 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced...

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Christians Who Make a Difference: New Tearfund report shows how believers respond to poverty

Nov 3, 2018 by

from Christian Today: Four out of five Christians (87 per cent) have taken action on poverty in the past year – a far higher proportion than the general population – according to a poll of 2,958 UK adults by Barna Group for Christian relief and development agency Tearfund. Christians Who Make a...

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Peers stand up for the unborn

Nov 2, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: Pro-life peers stood up against a new bid to impose abortion on Northern Ireland this week. Speaking in the House of Lords on Tuesday, they argued that abortion is not a human rights matter and is for Northern Ireland to decide. An amendment, tabled by Lord Adonis,...

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Secularism on the march: the abolition of marriage and the family

Oct 31, 2018 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: Why would a Vice Chancellor, a former Vice Chancellor, have any particular qualifications to speak to you today about marriage and family? I’m glad you asked. Let me count some ways. First of all, I am a son, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I used to...

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The Dangerous Effects of Surrogacy

Oct 30, 2018 by

A Review of A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India by K Blaine, The Public Discourse: Imagine you live in India. You live in extreme poverty—poverty like most Americans have never witnessed. The kind of poverty that leads you to sign a contract that you cannot read. You...

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