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Sussex journalist in Iraq’s line of fire

February 26, 2013 |

A STORRINGTON JOURNALIST has been helping reporters defend democracy in Iraq.

Andrew Boyd, a freelance journalist who reports from the world’s trouble spots and trains journalists, spent four days teaching the Iraqis how to cover their elections even-handedly.

“Even though Iraq is now free from Saddam’s dictatorship, it is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist,” says Andrew. “Many reporters are killed there each year.

“We couldn’t meet in Baghdad as the security risk was too high, so we did the training in Erbil, Kurdistan, which is safer.” Read More

Bognor’s homeless have a new home

February 26, 2013 |

Three women came to me separately one morning and each said, “Go and get the URC building.  God’s given it to you.”

I replied, “Well, God ain’t told me!”

Last time we met former armed robber Michael Johnson, he was feeding the homeless out of a café.  Now Carole Woodiwis visits him in his ministry’s new home.

TWO YEARS AGO, when Michael Johnson was wondering, as ever, how he was going to feed the hundreds of homeless who rely on him each week, three ladies from different prayer groups and churches came to see him, separately, on the same Tuesday morning.  Each one said, “Go and get the URC building, God has given it to you.”

Michael laughed at them and said, “‘Well, God ain’t told me!” Read More

Beachy Head – getting hurting people back from the brink

February 26, 2013 |

Nine years ago, Ross Hardy was training dressage horses and riders.  Now he’s running a search and rescue team that’s in demand internationally.

An interview with Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team by Carole Woodiwis

ON NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012 a typical email was received by the team of volunteers at Beachy Head. Read More

Petworth residents learned about human trafficking

February 26, 2013 |

Ruth Dearnley of Stop the Traffik

“A sad fact: there is now more slavery in the world in the world today than in Wilberforce’s time over 200 years”, Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop The Traffik, told an interested Petworth audience in November.

Trafficking is the deepest brokenness that can happen to a human being. We are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1) & trafficking breaks that rule. Read More

A Christian Holocaust in our time

February 5, 2013 |

It’s happening in the Middle East and Africa – and the West is funding it, says Sussex-based mediator and negotiator Howard Stern


The short answer is ‘Yes’.  Read More


February 1, 2013 |

THE GOVERNMENT is under reporting the number of babies being aborted for Down’s Syndrome, according to national statistics. Read More


February 1, 2013 |

HOME SECRETARY THERESA MAY announced in January that the word ‘insulting’ would be removed from Section 5 of the Public Order Act.   Read More

“Europe showed British government was wrong” National news

February 1, 2013 |


Compiled by Nicola Greaves
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The smiling baby’s scan which changed his mum’s mind

February 1, 2013 |

Baby’s smile convinces mum to go ahead with birth

“At least I was able to cuddle him”, says bereaved mother

MUM-TO-BE Katyia Rowe was told her baby would never be able to walk or talk, but a real-time ultrasound scan showed him smiling, blowing bubbles and waving his arms, so Read More

Evangelical hero’s new views on gay relationships causes storm

February 1, 2013 |

Steve Chalke has caused a storm with his admission

Chalke flies in face of convention

STEVE CHALKE, for many years a household name in evangelical circles, has caused a storm with his admission that he now thinks committed same-sex relationships are acceptable.

Mr Chalke told Radio 4 listeners of the “pastoral scandal” of homosexual people feeling unacceptable in churches: “I’d had thousands of letters from people saying they’d been rejected and thrown out of churches when they went with a pastoral need.” Read More