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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | December 17, 2018

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News for prayer

November 30, 2018 |

Society and politics

  • 160,000 young children in ‘toxic’ homes: A report, published in October 2018, finds that these children are growing up around the ‘toxic’ combination of domestic violence, drug/alcohol dependency and severe mental illness. 160,000 under-fives live in … Read More

Dahl or no Dahl

November 29, 2018 |

The Royal Mint have confirmed that they rejected plans to produce a commemorative coin for Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday celebrations because of Dahl’s anti-Semitic views.

The decision to reject the coin was made in 2014 and were in preparation for … Read More

Evangelicals “not Christians”

November 29, 2018 |

Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna claims that evangelicals who support the Jewish state are not Christians. They “have no connection to the values of Christianity,” the Greek Orthodox Church Sebastia Diocese head told the Palestinian Authority’s official daily ‘Al-Hayat Al-Jadida’.

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PA textbook incitement

November 29, 2018 |

A European Parliament committee has voted to freeze over 15 million euros earmarked for the Palestinian Authority if they do not remove incitement from their textbooks, which contain numerous examples of hate speech and glorification of jihad (holy war) and … Read More

Anti-Semite feted

November 29, 2018 |

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, self-confessed anti-Semite Mahathir bin Mohamad, was feted by educational institutions including Oxford University during a recent visit to Britain shortly after delivering a speech to the United Nations in which he blamed Israel for world … Read More

More embassy moves?

November 29, 2018 |

Reports emanating from Canberra suggest that new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seriously considering moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with the policy of US President Donald Trump. Morrison is a born-again Christian attending … Read More

Raab’s family slain by Nazis

November 29, 2018 |

Erstwhile Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Conservative Party conference that the experiences of his father, who fled the Nazis aged six, has inspired him to fight anti-Semitism “until my last breath”.

Raab, who is a keen amateur boxer, said … Read More

Two Labour councillors resign over militant anti-Semitism

November 29, 2018 |

Two Labour councillors have resigned after trying to tackle anti-Semitism. They say that they were subjected to “pressure”, “bullying” and “alienation” from “militant elements” of the party which left them worrying for the safety of their families.

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Miracle baby Keira

November 29, 2018 |

It’s the time of year when the most miraculous birth in history is celebrated, so here’s another miracle baby story about Keira Young, who is now a happy six year old.

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Prayer won’t Costa lot

November 29, 2018 |

A branch of Costa Coffee is adding an optional weekly shot of prayer to the curative effect of coffee.

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British Christians donate two ambulances to mark massacre

November 29, 2018 |

During Israel’s turbulent birth period in spring 1948, one particular atrocity which the British failed to prevent was the Hadassah Convoy Massacre. Two ambulances were blown up and 79 people killed. These included doctors, nurses, students, patients, Hebrew University faculty members, Hagenah fighters and a British soldier.

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Short overview of Asia Bibi ‘blasphemy’ case

November 25, 2018 |

Roman Catholic Asia Bibi, a farm labourer from Punjab, was harvesting berries with other women in June 2009 when she picked up a cup to drink some water.

Some of her Muslim co-workers accused her of polluting the cup, simply … Read More

Asia’s life in hellish jail

November 25, 2018 |

Reports of Asia Bibi suffering attempted poisoning, then early signs of dementia, have circulated for the past few years. The British Pakistani Christian Association’s lead officer in Pakistan, Mehwish Bhatti, visited Multan Jail in April 2017 but was refused access … Read More

Petitions for Asia Bibi

November 25, 2018 |

Citizen Go had a petition for Asia Bibi to be released from Pakistan: https://www.citizengo.org/en-ca/pr/166602-lets-get-asia-bibi-out-pakistan

The BPCA had a petition calling on Theresa May to arrange safe passage for Asia and her family:  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/give-the-whole-of-asia-bibis-family-asylum-in-the

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Why there’s no feminist outrage over Asia Bibi

November 25, 2018 |

Asia Bibi suffered beatings, wrongful imprisonment and the threat of hanging – yet where was her support among the ‘sisters’ of the feminist movement? Or the UN?

The UN passes resolutions in support of many victims, yet has not condemned … Read More

TV brings a new audience to Christian debt campaigners

November 25, 2018 |

The work of the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) charity was probed in a BBC2 programme on 5 October.

Called ‘The Debt Saviours’, the one-hour documentary showcased the work of CAP founder John Kirkby and some of their coaches and clients.

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Resignation forces gambling U-turn

November 25, 2018 |

Fury over the Chancellor’s backtracking on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) led the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, to quit in November. But her resignation bore fruit.

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Husband and daughters’ anguish

November 25, 2018 |

Asia Bibi’s daughter and husband spoke of their impossible situation as they awaited their release as a reunited family from Pakistan.

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UK envoy to Pakistan resigns, citing UK’s lack of leadership

November 24, 2018 |

Amid the political turmoil and resignations over the EU divorce deal, one MP cited Britain’s “lack of leadership” and betrayal of British values in Asia’s case as an additional reason for his resignation.

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What the world needs now is… the Father’s love

November 24, 2018 |

We sing about love coming down at Christmas, but do we really tell others about the great love the Father has for each of his children? 

want to do something different for this season of the year. I want to tell you a story – a true story of a dramatic event that happened on the slopes of a mountain high up in the Alps in Switzerland. It was January and the snow was thick and crisp. 

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“The day Britain died”

November 24, 2018 |

Jewish peer Lord Alan Sugar has said that if Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, it will be “the day Britain died”.

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“It’s only anti-Semitic if a neo-Nazi pulls trigger”

November 24, 2018 |

British solicitor Robert Festenstein, who writes a blog for the Times of Israel, says that he finally understood Jeremy Corbyn when he read the Labour Party leader’s tweet about the Pittsburgh massacre:

“A man had run into a synagogue there, … Read More

Corbyn playing with fire

November 24, 2018 |

Lawyer exposes mixed messages behind Labour leader’s denial of anti-Semitism

By Charles Gardner

DONCASTER, UK (November 5, 2018)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is playing with fire over his mixed messages on Israel. He denies being anti-Semitic while at the … Read More

Assaults on the mind

November 24, 2018 |

Prescribing an antidote for a troubled world bombarded by bad news

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A Declaration of War

November 24, 2018 |

It’s time to take back territory from the enemy

By Charles Gardner

Previously published October-November 2018

As Jews everywhere marked their holiest time of the year seeking forgiveness of one another and of God1, they are experiencing unprecedented hatred … Read More

The beauty of zion

November 24, 2018 |

Reclaiming the noble description of God’s holy city
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Slaughter of the innocents

November 24, 2018 |

Abortion Bill reflects spirit of death gripping the nation

By Charles Gardner

Previously published October-November 2018

We are gripped in our country today by a gruesome spirit of death perfectly illustrated by a recent attempt to further decriminalise abortion.

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Sign of the times

November 24, 2018 |

The Church is in danger of not recognising God’s hand in Israel’s restoration

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Love divine

November 24, 2018 |

Amidst all the hatred, God has not forgotten his people

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Investing in Israel

November 24, 2018 |

Windfall used to aid God’s great plan for the Jewish people

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Germany’s 9/11

November 24, 2018 |

By Charles Gardner
LONDON, UK (September 10th, 2018)

As we once again recall with horror the terrorist atrocity witnessed by the whole world when New York’s Twin Towers were reduced to rubble in 2001, few will be aware of an earlier 9/11 that destroyed an entire city.

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The Jesus Experience: reaching out to a spiritual world

November 24, 2018 |

Thousands of spiritual seekers attend alternative spirituality, or New Age, events each year. In the midst of these spiritual marketplaces, there are Christians reaching out with the message of Jesus

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100 gather to pray for Britain

November 24, 2018 |

This Land of Hope and Glory: day of prayer hosted by Faith Alive Church, Aylesbury, 20 October 2018

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Two connected and highly symbolic Midlands prayer events

November 24, 2018 |

‘As One’ prayer day, Coventry, 29 September, organised by Call The Nation To Prayer

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“Courage, clarity and compassion”: Christian Concern’s ten years of speaking up for Jesus in public life

November 24, 2018 |

Christian Concern’s tenth birthday celebration, Emmanuel Centre, London, 20 October

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Hindu extremists attack Christians in Assam

November 24, 2018 |

Three anti-Christian incidents have taken place in Assam state, India, in one month.

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“It was worth the suffering”

November 24, 2018 |

How Pastor Brunson kept his faith in Turkish jail

American missionary Andrew Brunson says prayer was vital to his survival during two years in a Turkish prison.

“I just kept talking to God,” he said.

Brunson added that worship also … Read More

Schoolchildren “constantly” kidnapped in Cameroon

November 24, 2018 |

After the  latest kidnapping of 79 children and three staff from a Christian school in north west Cameroon, near Bamenda, all except two staff members have been released.

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ISIS threatens the Pope

November 24, 2018 |

Islamic State fundamentalists have issued a warning to Pope Francis that he should not think he is safe.

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Parental rights under attack across the globe

November 24, 2018 |

Parents around the world are fighting to protect their children from a creeping power grab by state authorities influenced by political correctness.

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Dead baby girls found in Pakistani rubbish dumps

November 24, 2018 |

Shock is still reverberating around the world after the discovery earlier this year of the remains of hundreds of newborn girls in Pakistan’s rubbish dumps.

Between January 2017 and April 2018, 345 babies were found dead in Karachi – 99 per … Read More

UK out of step on gay marriage

November 24, 2018 |

Contrary to the impression often given in the UK media, the UK is in the minority when it comes to accepting same-sex marriage – even in Europe.

In 2001, Holland became the first country in the world to redefine marriage. … Read More

In my own words

November 23, 2018 |

Longer letters from our readers

Smartphones and mind control

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Letters

November 23, 2018 |

HEART’s letters page provides a forum for Christian opinion. Only concise letters of up to 100 words giving your name and town are likely to be printed. Longer letters are usually abbreviated.

If you comment on articles via our website, … Read More