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The national news from around the nation.

Oxford clergy rebel against bishops’ gay advice

February 4, 2019 |

Over 100 clerics in the Oxford diocese have written an open letter criticising their bishops’ liberal stance on LGBT issues.

The 7 January letter warns that the 104 signatories will seek alternative oversight if the four bishops don’t heed biblical … Read More

Christian magistrate awaits appeal decision

February 4, 2019 |

Former magistrate Richard Page, who appealed his dismissal over his views on gay adoption, is awaiting a decision from the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

The judge at his earlier tribunal had said that he should be permitted to hold “intolerant views”.

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Churches threatened with violence

February 4, 2019 |

Handwritten letters threatening petrol bomb attacks and mass stabbings have been sent to 15 churches in the UK in the past two months, according to Barnabas Fund.

“Stop all your services straight away,” said one letter sent to a church … Read More

NI bookies to slash FOBTs stake

February 4, 2019 |

Campaigners hailed a major victory after it was announced that highly addictive fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland would have the maximum stake dramatically cut from £100 to just £2.

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Poll reveals Dickensian levels of child poverty

February 4, 2019 |

Rising numbers of children are going to school without a winter coat or with shoes that are stuck together, according to a survey of more than 1,000 teachers.

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Thousands gather to pray for nation

February 4, 2019 |

Around 3,000 Christians flocked to Wembley for a national day of prayer on Saturday 26 January. The all-day event, called by evangelist David Hathaway, gathered believers from across ethnic, racial, social, cultural and church divides – together with prayer groups across the nation and around the world. Thousands also watched via live streaming.

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National news in brief

February 4, 2019 |

One in 20 Britons think Holocaust didn’t happen

Holocaust Memorial Day this year coincided with shocking survey findings. Of the 2,000 people interviewed by the Holocaust Memorial Trust, 64% didn’t know how many Jews were murdered or thought that the … 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 couldn’t we welcome Asia Bibi?

November 25, 2018 |

Betrayal of innocent Christian as our government fails to offer a home by Andrew Halloway

THE LIFE of persecuted Christian Asia Bibi still hangs in the balance as we go to press, yet our own government has not offered her … 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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