The Statistic

21st May, 2019
Rise in the percentage of British people from ethnic minorities who face discrimination from January, 2016, to February, 2019: From 58 per cent to 71 per cent
Source: Opinium poll via The Guardian

 

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Moments

21st May, 2019
ANNOUNCED: Google, that it would suspend business operations with Chinese firm Huawei; the move comes after US President Donald Trump barred US companies from using telecommunications equipment from firms posing a national security risk.
CALLED: A snap election in Ukraine by newly elected President (and former TV comedian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy; the move prompted the resignation of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
FOUND: By an anonymous Australian prospector, a 1.4 kilogram gold nugget in Western Australia's goldfields.

 

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Essays

US pastor and author - and pro-life advocate - MICAH FRIES, in an article first published by Religion News Service, calls for pro-life Christians to put aside their political divisions...

In an article first published on The Conversation, TATIANA COUTTO, of the University of Warwick, explains...

In an article first published on The Conversation, political commentator MICHELLE GRATTAN looks at reactions to the death of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke who passed away on Thurday at the age of 89...

They Said It

"The world is developing into one not of nation states, but of empires. China is an empire. India is an empire. The US is an empire. We need to create a European Union that is capable of defending our interests."
- Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, speaking in an interview with CNN.

 

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This Week on the Web

21st May, 2019
Telling the story of the murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in India in January, 1999, the movie, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story, opened in Australia last week. Here, in an interview carried out for the Australian Christian Channel, ROD HOPPING speaks to Graham's widow Gladys Staines about the movie...

 

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The Word Explained

1st April, 2019
Great Commission: After His resurrection, Jesus commissioned His disciples to spread his teaching and the truth of who He is to the world.

 

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Rwanda Genocide25 Book

We're behind schedule this two month period (apologies for that!), but for what's left of May, we're reading Denise Uwimana's new book marking 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness. To buy the book, follow this link - From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness.

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