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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | January 18, 2018

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Tories give travel cash for abortions

November 29, 2017 |

The new funding for low-income Northern Irish women to travel to England for an abortion has stunned Christian campaign group CARE.

CARE explained that the UK Government “does not have a mandate” to intervene and is “riding roughshod” over Northern … Read More

Fifty years of legalised ‘choice’

November 29, 2017 |

Pro-life peer Lord David Alton protested on the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with supporters, outside Parliament 

Abortion ‘greatest shame of our nation’

Pro-life champion Lord Alton of Liverpool marked the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with a blistering speech outside Parliament on 27 October.

The Christian peer, who has campaigned against abortion over many years, called the 8,894,355 abortions carried out since 1967 “a monstrous figure”.

Hundreds listened to Lord Alton, who deplored the “wilful killing of the smallest and most helpless member of the human family in the very place they should be safest – their mother’s womb”. Read More

Anglicans to debate gay blessing

November 29, 2017 |

The Church of England is to consider whether to offer blessing ceremonies to same-sex couples.

One of the five cathedrals singled out for the Reformation challenge was Hereford, whose bishop, Richard Frith, has succeeded in putting before the General Synod a motion … Read More

Laity leader quits ‘heretical’ bishops’ council

November 29, 2017 |

Leading evangelical Lorna Ashworth has resigned from the Archbishops’ Council in protest at increasingly liberal attitudes on gay issues.

One of only two representatives on Church of England’s governing body who are elected by the House of Laity, she said the … Read More

‘Turbulent priests’ give bishops until February to repent

November 29, 2017 |
The declaration posted on the doors of Southwark Cathedral

The declaration posted on the doors of Southwark Cathedral

Evangelical Anglicans have used the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to issuean ultimatum to the Church’s leadership. Bishops have until February to restore biblical teaching on marriage or risk ‘rupturing’ the Church.

Mimicking Martin Luther’s posting of 95 Theses on the doors of Wittenberg Castle Church, that sparked the Reformation, today’s protesters anonymously attached complaints to the doors of five British cathedrals.  Respectfully, they used blu-tack rather than nails, but their message was still an ultimatum. Reissuing the Southwark Declaration from 2015, they added another notice written anonymously by one priest but signed by 60 others. Read More

Cold comfort Christmas for another Pakistani Christian

November 29, 2017 |

Another Pakistani Christian has been beaten up in the UK.

On 27 October, 45-year-old Tajamal Amar was unconscious for around five hours after being kicked and punched by two Muslims in Derby, leaving him with a broken nose and several … Read More

Christian Concern tackles Sharia law in Europe

November 29, 2017 |

Campaigning group Christian Concern is intervening to contest the spread of Sharia law in Europe.

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case on whether Qu’ran-based Sharia law should be allowed to adjudicate on … Read More

‘Bonuses for abortions’ accusation against clinic

November 28, 2017 |

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has found that some staff at a Marie Stopes clinic feel

financially pressured to push women into abortions.

Christian MP Fiona Bruce told Premier she is “absolutely shocked” by the report, which concluded that … Read More

Revival falls on Ilford church

October 4, 2017 |

It seems the only way is indeed Essex as a church in Ilford is experiencing a renewal which has drawn visitors from all over the country and abroad

Since June this year, meetings at Capstone Church, Ilford, have continued every week from Wednesday to Saturday in addition to their Sunday services.

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1,359 teens came to Christ at summer festivals

October 4, 2017 |

Lively worship is a key element of Soul Survivor youth festivals

Over 1,300 young people became Christians at the four Soul Survivor weeks held this summer.

Founder Mike Pilavachi told Premier Radio: “There is nothing I know as wonderful as watching young people give their lives to Jesus.” Read More