The Statistic

23rd April, 2019
Number of classrooms damaged or destroyed in Mozambique due to the impact of Cyclone Idai in April: 3,400
Source: UNICEF

 

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Moments

23rd April, 2019
WON: Ukraine's presidential election, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy over incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
DEMANDED: By the US, that all buyers of Iranian oil stop doing so by 1st May or face sanctions.
SHAKEN: The Philippines main island of Luzon early on Monday by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake, killing at least eight and damaging buildings.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, MATHEW SCHMALZ, associate professor of religion at College of the Holy Cross in the US, looks at the history of Christianity in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday terror attacks in the island nation...

Writing from the US in an article first published by Religion News Service, JULIET LIU, pastor and editorial director at Missio Alliance, looks at the "Biblical calling" of welcoming refugees...

This Easter, Sight is publishing a poster on social media which asks the question, "what if it's true?" Sight's ANN WOJCZUK explains where the idea for the poster came from...

They Said It

“The special counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses...It now falls to Congress to determine for itself the full scope of the misconduct and to decide what steps to take in the exercise of our duties of oversight, legislation and constitutional accountability.”
- Jerry Nadler, the Democrat chairman of the House of Representatives judiciary committee, speaking after the release of a redacted version of the 448 page report of special counsel Robert Mueller last week. Nadler has issued a subpoena demanding former White House counsel Don McGahn testify before Congress (as quoted on The Guardian).

 

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This Week on the Web

18th April, 2019
More than 40 million people have watched the musical His Life, described by director Harold Lee as "the best way to communicate what Jesus did for us". Read DANIEL HOFKAMP's piece about the play, ‘"His Life": Bringing Jesus to stages all around the world', on Evangelical Focus...

 

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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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For February and March, 2019, we're reading Hope Shines, a collection of short stories which were shortlisted for the Hope Prize, an annual literary award given by the Brotherhood of St Laurence for writing that transcends stereotypes of 'the poor' and reflects the resilience that people show in the face of poverty and testing times.

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