Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Wednesday 26th September
 
What’s the news about the state of the church in Japan? The churches that do exist are usually small, 82% have under 50 regular attendees, 62% under the 30 and 31% less than 15 people in regular attendance.
ChurchEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
Millions of pounds in support for deaf children is being lost, leaving services at “breaking point”, a charity has warned. Around a third of councils are making cuts, according to the National Deaf Children’s Society, which accused the Government of “woeful complacency”.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 14 May 2018
 
Almost 450,000 teenagers are thought to have engaged in online casino-style gambling, having been lured through video games.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 6th July 2018
 
Teenagers are becoming less likely to have sex, preferring to spend time with their families and having romantic relationships online, a study suggests. A survey of 1,000 16- to 18-year-olds also found they were drinking much less.
Young PeopleBBC - 18th July 2018
 
The Global Slavery Index Report was published this week by the Walk Free Foundation...40.3 million people were living in modern slavery in 2016, seventy per cent of whom were women and girls.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 20th July 2018
 
More than 2.6 million people are currently internally displaced in Somalia, owing to floods, conflict, and a cyclone. In May, heavy rains caused deadly floods across East Africa (News, 25 May). A tropical cyclone, Sagar, was the trigger for the torrential rains.
Disasters/WarChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
Denmark has joined some other European countries in deciding to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish MPs approved the government’s law.
PoliticsThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
Eight out of ten people in the UK (83 per cent) would be unable to identify all of their neighbours in a police line-up, according to a recent study by Eden Project Communities. The poll of more than 4,000 UK adults also revealed that 10 per cent of Londoners cannot identify a single one of their neighbours.
Social IssuesChristianity – July 2018
 
The state of Britain’s roads is stopping more people from cycling, a survey has suggested. More than half (56 per cent) of people say they would cycle more if roads had fewer faults such as potholes, according to research commissioned by charity Cycling UK.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
By 2040 there could be as many as 460 million African Catholics, many millions more than the number of European Catholics.
Religion/SpiritualityChristianity – July 2018
 
Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer after it was approved for use on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (nice) said niraparib will be made available to adults with relapsed, high-grade serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, who have had two or more courses of platinum-based chemotherapy.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
£3bn is saved by the NHS every year thanks to the church and faith groups providing services for vulnerable people, according to a new study by the Cinnamon Network.
MoneyChristianity – July 2018
 
Thousands of “pinball kids” are being shunted around the care system, facing multiple changes to their home, school or social workers, a report has warned. Just one in four children in care experienced no changes in 2016/17, according to a study.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
In the 2001 census Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims represented 4.6% of the population of England and Wales. This rose to about 7% in 2011 and is expected to be over 10% in the 2021 census. A conservative estimate is that people of these faiths will constitute over a quarter of the population of England and wales by 2050 in only about 30 years time.
Religion/SpiritualityEvangelical now - July 2018
 
The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an “all-time high”, a new report has found. A national survey for GPs, which has been polling family doctors since 1999, found that almost two in five (39%) said they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years. This is the highest figure since the National GP Worklife Survey began, researchers said.
HealthThe Sentinel - 31 May 2018
 
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