The Statistic

16th January, 2018
Number of people, globally, who identify as Indigenous: 370 million
Source: FAO

 

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Moments

16th January, 2018
COLLAPSED: An elevated walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Monday leaving dozens injured but remarkably no fatalities.
CHARGED: More than 1,000 young people in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material showing two 15-year-olds having sex.
APOLOGISED: French actress Catherine Deneuve, to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column published in Le Monde and signed by 100 French women in which they said the #MeToo campaign had gone too far.

 

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Essays

As the US marks Martin Luther King Jr Day, PAUL HARVEY, professor of American History at the University of Colorado, looks - i n an article first published on The Conversation  - at the relationship between Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and theologian and mystic Howard Thurman...

In an article first published on The Conversation, US academic RICHARD FLORY looks at how California's mega-churches have influenced Christian culture, both elsewhere in the US but also around the world...

SANDRA JOLLEY and KRISTINA ARRIAGA, vice chairwomen of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, write about the plight of imprisoned Prebysterian cleric Andrew Brunson...

They Said It

"I'm disappointed by those who want to change the date of Australia Day, seeking to take a day that unites Australia and Australians and turn it into one that would divide us. Australia Day is a day to come together and celebrate what unites us, what inspires us, what gives all of us reason to be proud that we are Australian."
- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in comments made on a video posted on Twitter, in response to a push, being led by the Federal Greens party, to change the date of Australia Day from 26th January.

 

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This Week on the Web

13th December, 2017
US evangelist Franklin Graham recently made an historic visit to Vietnam to join in a Christian celebration known as the Love Hanoi Festival. To read about the historic moment, see the story by TIFFANY JOTHEN on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website...

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The Word Explained

15th January, 2018
(With good) grace: To do something happily, gladly.

 

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Prayer Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

For January and February, 2018, we're reading Timothy Keller's book, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
To buy the book, follow this link - Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God.

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