The Statistic

18th April, 2019
Proportion of England which is owned by less than one per cent of the population, some 25,000 landowners: More than half
Source: Guardian

 

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Moments

18th April, 2019
CLAIMED: North Korea, that it had tested a new type of tactical guided weapon; the first public weapons test since the second US-North Korean summit ended prematurely in Hanoi in February.
ON TRACK: To win Indonesia's presidential race, incumbent President Joko Widodo, according to preliminary election results.
DIED: Peru's former president Alan Garcia after shooting himself as police arrived at his house with a warrant for his arrest in connection with a bribery scandal. Garcia had denied the charges against him.

 

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Essays

This Easter, Sight is publishing a poster on social media which asks the question, "what if it's true?" Sight's ANN WOJCZUK explains where the idea for the poster came from...

US-based Gothic architecture scholar MAILE HUTTERER, in an article first published on The Conversation, looks at the tumultuous history of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...

Writing from the US, academic and author CHARLES C CAMOSY, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says it's the culture of waste and alienation from the planet that has to change first if climate change is to be addressed...

They Said It

"The international contest will settle the question of whether we should build a new spire, whether we should rebuild the spire that was designed and built by [Eugene] Viollet-Le-Duc, in identical fashion, or whether we should...endow Notre-Dame cathedral with a new spire adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era."
- French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, announcing that an international contest is being held to decide whether the cathedral should have a new spire or an indentical one to that destroyed in this week's fire.

 

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This Week on the Web

18th April, 2019
More than 40 million people have watched the musical His Life, described by director Harold Lee as "the best way to communicate what Jesus did for us". Read DANIEL HOFKAMP's piece about the play, ‘"His Life": Bringing Jesus to stages all around the world', on Evangelical Focus...

 

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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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