The Statistic

28th September 2016
Number of people, globally, who live in places where air pollution exceeds recommended limits: 6.76 billion
Source: WHO

 

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Moments

28th September, 2016
DIED: Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres, at age 93, in Tel Aviv, from a stroke.
DIED: Australian cricketer, author and media personality Max "Tangles" Walker, of cancer, at age 68.

 

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Essays

 

Mal Fletcher 2016 MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, argues that Britain's National Health Service (NHS) can only survive if it adapts but adds that while emerging technologies will help, human contact will remain essential...

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Rev Dr SEFOROSA CARROLL, who works with churches and communities across the Pacific for Australian mission and humanitarian organisation UnitingWorld, writes about why she's taking part in the 'Pray for Our Pacific' initiative...

They Said It

"I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs…That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind."
- US Christian author and speaker Philip Yancey, speaking in an interview with Evangelical Focus, about US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (as published on 23rd September, 2016).

 

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This Week on the Web

16th September, 2016
Colombian Catholic priest Rito Julio Alvarez's mission spans the world, helping former child soldiers and explioted children in his homeland, and asylum seekers from north Africa in his adopted home of Italy. Read about his work in this story by the ABC's Europe correspondant STEVE CANNANE here...

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The Word Explained

26th September, 2016
Apocalypse: To reveal, unveil, disclose. (Originally, it did not have the cataclysmic end of all things focus.)

 

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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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