The Statistic

22nd February, 2018
Number of newborns who do not survive the first month of life annually: 2.6 million
Source: UNICEF

 

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22nd February, 2018
MET: US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence with students and parents advocating for gun reform in the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida. In response to the shooting, the President has proposed arming teachers and sports coaches and using former military personnel to provide security at schools.
PLEA: From UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to end fighting in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing it as "hell on Earth".
CLAIMED: By embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that intelligence provided by his country foiled an alleged Islamic State plot to blow up a plane leaving Sydney

 

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A Larry Ross, who served for more than 30 years as spokesperson for evangelist Billy Graham and who is now president of a Dallas-based media/public relations agency, reflects on the man he knew...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE writes about the uneasy relationship between the Vatican and the Chinese Government...

In an article first published on The Conversation, LISA BITEL, professor of history and religion at the University of Southern California, explores the origins of St Valentine's Day...

They Said It

"It doesn't make sense. Fix it. It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it."
- Parent Andrew Pollack who lost a child in the Parkland shooting in Florida in comments made to the US President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House (as quoted on the ABC).

 

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This Week on the Web

19th February, 2018
A rule which means only practicing Christians can own property in the Michigan town of Bay View is set to be tested. ROSE HACKMAN reports in The Guardian...

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The Word Explained

19th February, 2018
Ichthus: Greek word for fish. Adopted by early Christians as the Greek initial letters (Iesous Christos, Theou Uious, Soter) spell Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour.

 

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Prayer Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

For January and February, 2018, we're reading Timothy Keller's book, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
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