The Statistic

26th August, 2016
Number of people affected by the Boko Haram-related insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria who need food assistance: 4.5 million
Source: UN


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26th August, 2016
AGREED: An historic peace deal between the Colombian Government and leftist guerilla group FARC in Cuba's capital Havana. The deal will go to a referendum in Colombia on 2nd October.
FIRED: Warning shots by a US Navy patrol ship after a series of incidents in US vessels were approached by Iranian ships.


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NILS VON KALM argues that the Olympics, at their best, are a reflection of a "renewed creation", the embodiment of what is possible when we live for something beyond ourselves...

KIEREN JACKSON, research officer at the Australian Christian Lobby, argues against a proposal to allow Australians to select the gender of their babies...

Mal Fletcher 2016MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, says recent attacks in various European cities show it's time for a radical reform of EU policy on migration...

They Said It

"The town is no more."
- Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of the central Italian town of Amatrice, speaking to Italian state broadcaster RAI in the wake of Wednesday's earthquake in central Italy (as quoted on CNN on 25th August, 2016)


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This Week on the Web

16th August, 2016
The Christian Post has looked at the stories of five Christian athletes at the Rio Olympics who have had to overcome obstacles on their journey to win gold. You can read CHRISTINE THOMASOS' story here...

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The Word Explained

22nd August, 2016
Son of the Most High:
Jesus, God the Son, who comes from God the Father.


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  • The Great Fire of London was a hellish inferno that destroyed much of the City of London 350 years ago this year. DAVID ADAMS takes a look back... 

  • With all eyes turned to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, DAVID ADAMS looks at the origins and evolution of the modern Olympic Games... 

  • The XXXIst Olympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro this weekend so we thought it a timely moment to take a look at where it all began for the Olympic movement. In the first of a two part account, DAVID ADAMS this week takes a look at the ancient Olympic Games...


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The Cross and the Switchblade

For August to September, 2016, we're reading the classic Christian text, The Cross and the Switchblade (written by the late David Wilkerson with John and Elizabeth Sherill, first published 1962). To buy the book, follow this link - The Cross and the Switchblade .

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