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HEART Christian newspaper | May 25, 2019

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Petition against diplomatic downgrade

May 23, 2019 |

Pastors in South Africa have been asked to help mobilise Christians to sign a petition opposing the recent downgrading of the country’s diplomatic relations with Israel.

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Palestinian Party accepts Israeli rule

May 23, 2019 |

A new Palestinian party has been launched advocating the acceptance of Israeli rule – a ‘one-state solution’ – because “people want economic stability”, according to founder Ashraf Jabari.

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$10 billion offer rejected

May 23, 2019 |

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion to accept President Trump’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan, to be unveiled following the conclusion of Ramadan on June 4. But the offer was apparently … Read More

‘Divine deed’ to land

May 23, 2019 |

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon dramatically held up the Bible as the ‘deed’ to their land during a special session of the United Nations Security Council.

Tasked with the job of proving the case for Jewish connection to the Holy … Read More

EU call to end rocket attacks

May 23, 2019 |

The European Coalition for Israel, a Christian advocacy group, welcomed the EU’s condemnation of the latest round of rocket attacks on Israeli civilians from Hamas in Gaza, a fortnight before Israel was to host the Eurovision Song Contest.

Federica Mogherini, … Read More

Jean Vanier, champion of the vulnerable

May 23, 2019 |

Jean Vanier (1928-2019) founded L’Arche communities for people with learning disabilities One of the world’s best known Catholic humanitarians, Jean Vanier, died on 7 May aged 90.

He founded two international organisations for people with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche (The Ark) … Read More

Netflix series implicated in suicides

May 23, 2019 |

Teen TV series ‘13 Reasons Why’ is accused of encouraging suicides

Youth suicides rose dramatically after the release of Netflix TV series ‘13 Reasons Why’, according to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Christian Post reports that the … Read More

Churches fight Ebola

May 23, 2019 |
A Doctor carrying a Congolese child

A Doctor carrying a Congolese child

AS DEATHS from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed 1,000 in early May, churches are playing a vital role in counteracting the virus.

The outbreak, which began in August 2018, is the second deadliest in history. The World Health Organisation says mistrust and violence are hampering the battle against the disease. Read More

China hires agents to spy on churches

May 23, 2019 |

China turns pastors into political pawns

The Chinese government is reportedly employing ordinary citizens as paid informants to report on church activities, in addition to police and secret services.

According to China Aid, a church elder from Kaifeng, Henan, said that officials in his area recruit one person from each village to spy on churches. He also said the spies are supposed to report Christians who take children to church. Read More

German family takes home-schooling battle to top European court

May 23, 2019 |

The four Wunderlich children today, after being reunited with their parents

A German Christian couple whose children were taken away by the state is taking the fight for home schooling to the top human rights court of Europe.

Over 30 … Read More

We will see a day when abortion is unthinkable

May 23, 2019 |

THAT’S the belief of US pro-life campaigner Abby Johnson after seeing new movie ‘Unplanned’ prompt abortion workers to resign.

The movie tells the story of Abby’s journey from abortion clinic director to pro-life advocate, and has been a hit with moviegoers despite media opposition and censorship. Read More

Bombed Sri Lanka church forgives the terrorists

May 23, 2019 |
Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church

Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church In the aftermath of the bombing

THE leader of an evangelical church in Sri Lanka that was bombed on Easter Sunday has offered forgiveness to the attackers.

Pastor Roshan Mahesen, who lost many members of his congregation, said: “We are hurt. We are angry also. But still Read More

Time to go back to the Bible

May 23, 2019 |

After we featured the story of a man whose mother groomed him from childhood as a medium (click here), he was flooded with emails. Now a pastor, Greg Hibbins didn’t mind taking up to two hours a day to help … Read More

Powerful prayer on the day Britain should have left the EU

May 23, 2019 |

National day of prayer, hosted by Issachar Ministries, Emmanuel Centre, 29 March

“There’s more prayer going on in this nation than at any time I can remember in 85 years,” David Hathaway told a crowd of around 700 who had … Read More

Beyond the Final Curtain: What Happens When We Die

May 23, 2019 |

By Richard Roe

BOOK review

As a journalist of more than 40 years, I am well used to deadlines. But I take my hat off to fellow writer Richard Roe for daring to tackle the ultimate deadline.

In this excellent … Read More

Grooming Our Children

May 23, 2019 |

A sinister new phase of social engineering has begun:

Befuddled by Brexit, our MPs have nodded through Sex Education changes that groom children into accepting values formed by just 2% of the population, writes Clifford Hill Read More

A call to unity

May 23, 2019 |

by David Hathaway In association with Eurovision Ministries

Whether we are in the EU or not, the same problem exists, that we are no longer a Christian nation. The only answer to our chaotic division is through prayer and a … Read More

Marriage supporters celebrate teachers’ guidance U-turn

May 23, 2019 |

Last year the government sought to amend its guidance to prevent teachers in independent schools, including Christian faith schools, from defending traditional marriage. That guidance has now been changed, due largely to pressure from true marriage supporters.

Without that change, … Read More

New Baptist Union President appointed

May 23, 2019 |

The Rev Yinka Oyekan has been elected President of the Baptist Union for 2020-21.  He is the senior pastor of The Gate, a Baptist church in Reading, and has spearheaded the evangelistic street mission The Turning, which introduces passers-by to … Read More

Baroness Williams: “There is no criminal offence of hate speech”

May 23, 2019 |
Baroness Williams

Baroness Williams

‘Hate speech’ is not a crime in British law, contrary to all one hears in the media. This was confirmed by Baroness Williams, Minister of State for Countering Extremism, last November as reported by Christian Voice (December 2018). Read More

Asia Bibi safely in Canada – but “no thanks to Foreign Office”

May 23, 2019 |

Campaigner Luke de Pulford has accused the Foreign Office of having a “blind spot” over suffering Christians, which could be seen in its treatment of Asia Bibi.

Asia Bibi

Free at Last – Asia Bibi is now in Canada

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Hunt blames political correctness for “near- genocidal” persecution of Christians

May 23, 2019 |

Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.

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Brexit bombshell

May 23, 2019 |

the ‘Maygate’ tapes

Secret recordings reveal a May-Merkel Brexit stitch-up

by John Petley

Two years after Theresa May became prime minister, I began to wonder how this politician, with her reputation for detail, could be making such a mess of the EU withdrawal agreement. Read More

Still on air at 100

May 23, 2019 |

“I was told I had a voice for radio and I thank God for that,” says Britain’s oldest DJ It seems there’s no such thing as retirement for veteran radio presenter Eric Cull, who began broadcasting from a pigsty in … Read More

Churchgoers are getting off the pews and onto the streets

May 23, 2019 |

Chaplains bring light to the high street
The cheery faces of Littlehampton’s town chaplains have recently become a familiar sight on Littlehampton’s high street. Read More

Life From the Dead

May 21, 2019 |

“You shall not die but live!” were the powerful words from the Bible that enabled one man to survive a deadly disease and walk out of hospital 14 days later.

‘Life from the dead’ is at the heart of Christianity, inherited from Judaism, which has always celebrated life.

While both communities have recently celebrated the history-changing Easter and Passover, the legacy of those events is still impacting the lives of individuals and nations today. Read More

A German Brexit?

May 21, 2019 |

A scandal of subversive statecraft by John Petley

Cast your mind back to summer last year. The Cabinet gathered at the Prime Minister’s country retreat of Chequers, on the sylvan Chiltern downs. There was very important business: Theresa May, flanked by senior civil servant Olly Robbins, presented the draft agreement for Britain’s departure from the EU. For the first time, ministers (including Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson) saw the proposed terms – and the extent to which May would abide by her pledge of ‘Brexit means Brexit’. The chief whip instructed that nobody could leave without consenting to the Withdrawal Agreement, unless they resigned – and must then find their way home without ministerial transport. Read More

Bible on the buses

April 12, 2019 |

Scripture has been seen again on London’s buses, thanks to Revelation TV founder Howard Conder. He has revived his 2017 campaign, quoteJesus.com, and says, “Because of concerns for political correctness in modern society, Christians have to be creative with how they share the Gospel.”

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Government defies backlash over Relationships Education plans

April 12, 2019 |

Despite escalating concerns over LGBT lessons in primary schools, ‘Relationships Education’ is set to become compulsory for children aged four upwards from September 2020.

Campaigners are worried that the government’s new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) regulations are a smokescreen for promoting LGBT lifestyles and that the government has ignored parents’ concerns. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents to the government’s consultation (which ran from 19 July to 7 November 2018) said that the material proposed for primary schools was not “age-appropriate”.

Parents’ right to request opt out is “virtually toothless”, says Tim Vince

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Evangelist who escaped Nazis

April 12, 2019 |

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ story behind gospel outreach to Jews

By Charles Gardner

 

DONCASTER, January 25, 2019 – With the annual Holocaust Memorial Day in view, it is worth being reminded not only of how many perished, but also … Read More

Teen gender referrals quadruple

April 12, 2019 |

The number of teenagers doubting their birth gender is rising dramatically.

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Wake-up call for the Church

April 12, 2019 |

Battling with cancer, Billy Graham’s daughter urges support for endangered Israel

By Charles Gardner

DONCASTER, January 25, 2019 – Nearly three-quarters of a century has passed since the Red Army liberated the notorious Auschwitz death camp on January 27 1945, … Read More

Boris sounds prophetic

April 12, 2019 |

You could be forgiven for thinking Boris Johnson had been reading praying Christians’ emails. Christians up and down the land were reminded of the epic struggle in Exodus when praying over Brexit. Lo and behold, the former Foreign Secretary, who … Read More

MPs declare Jeremy Corbyn “unfit” to be Prime Minister, stand against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

April 12, 2019 |

Annual joint lobby of Parliament organised by the Zionist Federation and Christian Friends of Israel (CFI), 6 March

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Hope for the broken-hearted

April 12, 2019 |

By Charles Gardner

 

LONDON, January 23, 2019 – With the tragic news of the teenager apparently encouraged by Instagram posts to commit suicide amidst evidence of the widespread availability of such material on social media, here is a message … Read More

The forgotten friend of Israel

April 12, 2019 |

Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson was devoted to the Jewish cause

By Charles Gardner

 

LONDON, January 30, 2019 – This article was initially intended only to address the important issue of roots – both of Christianity and of Western … Read More

Britain says sorry to Jews

April 12, 2019 |

Foreign Secretary regrets our turning back refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe

By Charles Gardner

 

LONDON, February 6, 2019 – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s apology over Britain’s treatment of Jews during the Mandate of Palestine is an encouraging development to be … Read More

Dangerous hero exposed

April 12, 2019 |

“He’s not fit to govern,” says ex-colleague of Britain’s Labour leader

By Charles Gardner

 

LONDON, February 11, 2019 – Revelations expected to further stoke the fires over Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party have been … Read More

Anti-Semitism strikes blow for Labour

April 12, 2019 |

MPs resign over Corbyn leadership

By Charles Gardner Previously published February-March 2019

 

Jeremy Corbyn’s abject failure to deal with anti-Semitism within his party has helped spark Britain’s biggest political split in 40 years.

And one of his MPs has … Read More

Tightening the noose on terrorists

April 12, 2019 |

Britain toughens up over Iran-backed group threatening Israel

By Charles Gardner Previously published February-March 2019

 

Amidst the ongoing shame of anti-Semitic revelations surrounding the Labour Party, it is no small comfort to hear of positive moves in the opposite … Read More

Hypocrisy of the hard-left

April 12, 2019 |

The tragedy of Corbyn’s rise to political prominence

By Charles Gardner Previously published February-March 2019

 

The sick, anti-Semitic hounding of an MP who is not even Jewish has taken the scandal within the British Labour Party to a new … Read More

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