Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Tuesday 24th January
 
A UN global report on human trafficking published late last year has highlighted increasing numbers of male victims and increased reports of labour exploitation across the world. However, the data shows that the majority of victims are women and girls, most of whom are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
World IssuesCARE Impact Direct - 9th January 2016
 
Scientists have praised a new stem cell treatment which helps repair heart muscle damage, and is ethical and less risky than other techniques. A team of researchers successfully implanted “synthetic” cardiac stem cells for the first time, providing hope for patients who have suffered a heart attack.
ScienceThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
Couples will be able to file for divorce online this year, if a controversial new project goes ahead.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
Christian pharmacists could be forced to provide services which go against their conscience, under controversial new proposals. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is currently consulting on new guidance which would require pharmacists to park their religious convictions while at work.
Work/EmploymentThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
Proposals for a law which would criminalise parents for smacking their children have come in for fresh criticism from family advocates. They were speaking as UK Government ministers added an unannounced amendment to the Wales Bill, stating that the Welsh Assembly has the right to legislate on parental discipline.
The LawThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
People who practise their faith in a traditional, conservative way could face police investigations under a Government Extremism Bill, the terrorism watchdog has warned.
Religion/SpiritualityThe Christian Institute - 6th January 2016
 
One year after the government consultation on out-of-school educational settings – which would include Sunday schools and other church activities – the government have confirmed it remains their plan to introduce a system of regulation. The government plans would require registration with the threat of inspection looming for any setting where children attend teaching or training for more than six hours in a week, even if that only occurs once a year.
EducationEvangelical Alliance - 12th January 2016
 
A new fertility procedure that could allow sperm and eggs to be made from people's skin may lead to "embryo farming" on a massive scale and drive parents to have only "ideal" children, researchers have warned.
HealthNews at SPUC - 12th January 2016
 
Women who return to work after having a baby fall even further behind men in earning power, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says. In next 12 years, their hourly rate falls 33 per cent behind men’s.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 24th August 2016
 
New research unveiled this month made for rather depressing reading. It spoke of the continued desire of young people to attend university creating a ‘generation regret’. More than a third of so-called millennials (those aged 18-35) who went to university, says the report by insurance giant Aviva, regret doing so as they struggle with debts and squeezed finances. Some 49 percent, meanwhile, believe they could have got to where they are now without it.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 19th August 2016
 
Patients are at risk by GPs forced to carry out consultations in 10 minutes, the British Medical Association says. It called for funding to allow GPs to spend at least 15 minutes with each patient.
HealthThe Sentinel - 30th August 2016
 
Rice maker Uncle Ben’s has commissioned a survey to understand more about Britain’s culinary interests. The results revealed: Almost 75 percent of children aged nine don’t know how to boil an egg. A total of 68 percent of parents said they only cook with their children once-a-month or less with 14 percent say they never do. 41 percent of parents said they wish they had more time to cook with their children.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 29th August 2016
 
A September report on freedom of religion or belief in North Korea provided further evidence that such freedom of religion or belief is a human right that is ‘largely non-existent’ in the country.
Religious PersecutionEvangelical Now - November 2016
 
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo will block online advertisements promoting ‘gender-abortion’ in India, following an order by the country’s top court, it was reported in late September.
World IssuesEvangelical Now - November 2016
 
A terminally ill teenager became, in September, the first minor to be killed by euthanasia, after age restrictions on euthanasia in Belgium were abolished in 2014.
Young PeopleEvangelical Now - November 2016
 
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