The Statistic

20th October, 2017
Estimated number of people, globally, whose premature deaths are attributable to pollution each year: Nine million
Source: Study published in The Lancet

 

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Moments

20th October, 2017
DECIDED: New Zealand's federal election with Labour's Jacinda Ardern named the country's next Prime Minister - at 37-years-old, the youngest since the 1800s - following an agreement with New Zealand First's Winston Peters.
LAST: Car rolled off the Holden production line in Adelaide at 11am, ending 69 years of Australian-made car manufacturing.
DELIVERED: A letter to the Australian Government, from North Korea, in which it urges Canberra to distance itself from the US Trump administration. The letter has apparently also been sent to other nations.

 

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Essays

Following the recent announcement that advocacy group, the  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, US academic  RONALD R KREBS, i n an article first published on The Conversation , looks at the impact of the prize on its recipients and the world...

In an article first published by Religion News Service, US Congressman CHRIS SMITH, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, calls for the US to take urgent steps to address the plight of endangered religious minority communities like Christians and the Yazidis in Iraq...

In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, BRANDON AMBROSINO, in an article first published on Religion News Service, responds to those who say prayer doesn't work and says cries of "don't pray, act" fundamentally misunderstand the relationship between prayer and real-world action...

They Said It

"There is no room, no space for any kind of mediation or international initiative or action."
- European Council President Donald Tusk in comments ruling out any EU action over the push for Catalonian independence from Spain (as quoted on the BBC).

 

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This Week on the Web

19th October, 2017
In an article published in online publication, The Quartz, LILY KUO reports on how Africans are being called to the UK as missionaries to reach out to white populations. Read 'Africa’s “reverse missionaries” are bringing Christianity back to the United Kingdom'...

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The Word Explained

19th October, 2017
Heaven sent: A timely and beneficial occurrence attributed to God.

 

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Dangerous Prayer

For August and September, 2017, we're reading Darren Cronshaw's book, Dangerous Prayer.
To buy the book, follow this link - Dangerous Prayer: Discovering a Missional Spirituality in the Lord's Prayer

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