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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | March 20, 2018

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Have your say on sex ed – as long as it’s by 12 Feb

February 2, 2018 |

Should children really be bombarded with sexual information in school lessons?


The public was only given until 12 February 2018 to respond to a survey on sex education in schools.

On 19 December, just a week before Christmas, the … Read More

Farron recants

February 2, 2018 |
Tim Farron MP, with fish badge on his lapel, has opened up about his failure under fire during the general election  

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Brexit, impossible national debt and complete moral breakdown

February 2, 2018 |

Prayer sessions were led by Pastor Dennis Greenidge (left), David Hathaway and Clifford Hill (right)


Why I’ve appealed for another National Day of Prayer this March


by David Hathaway


I WAS extremely encouraged by the tremendous response … Read More

BBC U-turn on religion?

February 2, 2018 |

The BBC has announced it will “raise our game across all output” in terms of religious content, after a year-long review of religion and ethics programming.

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Welby stands his ground on abuse

February 2, 2018 |

THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury says he will not change his mind on the case of Bishop George Bell, the late bishop accused of abuse.

Despite criticism from several academics in the wake of Lord’s Carlile’s review, Justin Welby is standing … Read More

Fortnum’s ‘gay biscuits’ are bad taste

February 2, 2018 |

ADVERTISING THAT offends Christians shows no sign of abating.

Fortnum & Mason have launched an ‘Adam and Steve’ circular biscuit box which shows two men in the Garden of Eden instead of Adam and Eve.

The luxury biscuit tin rewrites … Read More

MPs ‘devastated’ at persecution

February 2, 2018 |

Open Doors UK and Ireland CEO Lisa Pearce talks to MPs about persecution around the world


AFTER MPs were briefed on the horrific persecution of many Christians globally, they rushed to voice their shock.

Revealing this year’s World Watch … Read More

UKIP’s Christians want Bolton out

February 2, 2018 |

AFTER THE UK Independence Party’s NEC passed a unanimous motion of no confidence in its leader, Henry Bolton, the patron of the party’s Christian Soldiers magazine says a new leader is needed. Rev  Philip Foster  told HEART, “My vote will … Read More

LCGC founder awarded MBE

February 2, 2018 |

Reverend Bazil Meade, co-founder of the exuberant London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC), has been honoured with an MBE for his contribution to music.

The New Year’s honours list recognised Reverend Meade, whose work with LCGC began in 1982. The choir … Read More

Street preachers escape prosecution

February 2, 2018 |

Two Christian street preachers questioned by police after preaching on a Surrey high street in December will not face criminal charges.

Charges were dropped against preachers Dave Barker (right) and Stephen Wan (left) after the Christian Legal Centre explained to police that freedom of speech permitted them to explain Christian beliefs

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