The Statistic

18th July, 2019
Number of gay and transgender people murdered in Honduras since 2009: More than 300
Source: Cattrachas (via Reuters)

 

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Moments

18th July, 2019
SENTENCED: Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, once the world's richest man, to life plus 30 years in a US court for running a criminal enterprise that smuggled tonnes of drugs into the US.
MARKED: The fifth anniversary of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people died with families of those killed continuing to call for justice for their loved ones.
DROPPED: All criminal charges against US actor Kevin Spacey over claims he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man in Massachusetts in 2016.

 

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In an article first published on The Conversation, JONATHAN CHAPLIN, of the University of Cambridge, outlines why the Church of England needs to be a stronger voice in the Brexit conversation...

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They Said It

"[W]e have to be prepared for a world without the INF treaty and with more Russian missiles."
- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in comments in which he accused Russia of breaching a 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the USSR and US banning short and medium-range missles. US President Donald Trump announced the US would suspend its obligations under the agreement in February, accusing Russia of breaches, and Russia, denying the breaches, suspended its own obligations shortly after (as quoted on the BBC).

 

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This Week on the Web

18th July, 2019
An Australian family has been ordered to pay $A2 million to the Australian Tax Office after failing to pay income tax on the grounds it is "against God's will". Read PHOEBE HOSIER's report on the ABC...

 

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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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We're behind schedule this two month period (apologies for that!), but for what's left of May, we're reading Denise Uwimana's new book marking 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness. To buy the book, follow this link - From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness.

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