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Dutch man loses legal bid to identify as 20 years younger

(Photo: Omroep Gelderland)Emile Ratelband A Dutch man’s bid to change his legal age because he feels 20 years younger has been turned down by the courts. ‘Positivity trainer’ Emile Ratelband wanted to change his legal age from 69 to 49 because he said his real age was a hindrance to his employability and dating prospects on […]

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Government-funded project teaches school children about different faiths

(Photo: Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government)Lord Bourne with school children taking part in the Schools Linking Programme Lord Bourne was in Luton on Thursday to take part in a project that is bringing together school children of different faiths. The government-funded Schools Linking Programme aims to help school kids learn more about the […]

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Church of Scotland signs up for Thy Kingdom Come

The Church of Scotland has joined the global prayer initiative Thy Kingdom Come, set up by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016. Thy Kingdom Come aims to encourage Christians to pray between Ascension Day and Pentecost for conversions. It has grown into an international and ecumenical movement crossing denominational and political boundaries. Diocese […]

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Philip Mounstephen consecrated Bishop of Truro at St Paul’s

The new Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, was consecrated today at St Paul’s Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Mounstephen has already been elected Bishop of Truro by the College of Canons of Truro Cathedral. Philip Mounstephen was consecrated as Bishop of Truro in St Paul’s Cathedral, London today. He will now move […]

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Christian charity is Centre of Excellence for Sports Ministry

A charity impacting thousands of young people throughout Gloucestershire has been recognised as the first Centre of Excellence in the UK for its new concept of Sports Ministry. PSALMS (Putting Sport alongside Local Ministries) was established in 2005 to support local churches of all Christian denominations in reaching out to their communities through sport. The charity […]

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The slave trade is real and we need modern-day abolitionists

For many of us, the word ‘abolition’ conjures up images of William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In schools, abolition and slavery is usually part of a history lesson. The reality is that the problem of slavery is far from historic and the need for abolitionists is greater than ever. IJMThe need […]

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Belgium launches criminal investigation into doctors who euthanised 38-year-old woman with autism

(Photo: Unsplash/Eduard Militaru) Authorities in Belgium have launched a criminal investigation into a group of doctors who euthanised a 38-year-old woman with autism. Tine Nys was euthanised in 2010 two months after she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome but her family question the speed with which the diagnosis was made and allege numerous irregularities in […]

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Rohingya refugees should only return when the conditions are right, says Christian Aid

[REUTERS/Andrew RC Marshall]A man crosses a bamboo bridge over rice paddies in the Chakmakul camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, February 13, 2018. Christian Aid has said that any return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh should take place on a voluntary basis and only when it is safe to do so. Over 700,000 people […]

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Peers say UK’s position on Asia Bibi is a ‘serious betrayal’

Asia Bibi Peers have strongly criticised the Government over its handling of Asia Bibi’s plea for asylum. The Christian mother-of-five is being persecuted by hardliners in Pakistan after being freed from death row last month. The UK is among several Western countries that her family has sought asylum from but so far, no concrete offer […]

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