The Statistic

27th April, 2017
Number of children around the world estimated to miss out on full vaccinations each year: 19 million
Source: UNICEF

 

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Moments

27th April, 2017
PROTESTS: Against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, continuing in Venezuela, where the death toll from clashes has now reached at least 29.
TIGHTENING: Sanctions against North Korea, by the US, in a bid to pressure the nation to end nuclear and missile programs.
SUSPENDED: More than 9,000 police officers in Turkey over what the government says are their links to those behind last year's failed coup.

 

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Essays

As Australia marks Anzac Day, WARWICK MARSH looks at what the life of World War I army chaplain Wiliam "Fighting Mac" McKenzie can tell us about the Anzac spirit...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, CHLOË STARR, associate professor of Asian Christianity and theology at Yale Divinity School in the US, argues that America's decision to cede its role as "global moral enforcement officer" has consequences for China's Christians...

MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, says British PM Theresa May's decision to hold a snap general election is either "very brave" or "remarkably reckless"...

They Said It

“Just as Thomas Edison is believed to have failed 1,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb, so, too, Kim Jong-un will keep trying. One of these days soon, he will succeed."
- US Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command (Pacom), speaking before a congressional panel on 26th April about the North Korean leader's efforts to launch a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile at the United States unless the regime is stopped (as quoted on The Guardian).

 

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This Week on the Web

18th April, 2017
Jerusalem-based Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou is a 93-year-old Ethiopian composer, pianist - and a nun. Documentary-maker KATE MOLLESON, in a story in The Guardian, talks about Emahoy's extraordinary life...

 

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The Word Explained

24th April, 2017
Missional: Work relating to an outward perspective of the church.

 

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A Hope More Powerful

For April to May, 2017 we're reading Melissa Fleming's A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel . To buy the book, follow this link - A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel

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