Key Quotes for 2014

Key Quotes for 2014

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 19th October
 
Days after it was suggested that the number of victims in the UK could be as high as 13,000, ‘The Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery’ was signed. Archbishop Justin Welby said the leaders had ‘joined together for the liberation of the most vulnerable in our world’.
Social IssuesBible Society - 5th December 2014
 
Pope Francis has told reporters that he understood the harm caused by the stereotype that linked Islam with terrorism. He said a ‘global condemnation’ of the violence would help the majority of Muslims dispel this stereotype.
Social IssuesBible Society - 5th December 2014
 
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), one of the UK's largest abortion providers, has called for a law to create "access zones" against pro-life vigils outside abortion centres.
The LawSPUC - 28th November 2014
 
The majority of Egyptians do not want the Muslim Brotherhood involved in their society or in politics, according to a new poll from Baseera, the Egyptian Center of Public Opinion Research, it was reported in September. Of the more than 1,300 people polled, 69% said they don’t approve of the Muslim Brotherhood and 78% say the Brotherhood’s one-year rule was worse than expected. A majority of respondents, 63%, said they don’t want the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party to participate in the next election.
PoliticsEvangelicals Now, October 2013
 
Only 18 per cent of British people will donate online during the holiday season due to complicated processes and deficiencies of charity websites, according to new research.
MoneyCivil Society News - 4th December 2014
 
Nearly half of charities consider property the greatest risk to their long-term survival, according to a survey released yesterday by the Ethical Property Foundation.
MoneyCivil Society News - 20th November 2014
 
Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer of the Church of England, has warned that British values cannot be allowed to become a test or an assessment of whether somebody in a community is ‘safe’ or ‘loyal’. His comments come in response to the Education Secretary’s call for schools to teach ‘British values’.
Social IssuesBible Society - 21st November 2014
 
Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England School in Tower Hamlets, failed to protect children from Islamic extremism, according to Ofsted inspectors. They allege that the inner-city Church of England school, which is in a heavily Muslim area, neglected to monitor the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth formers.
EducationBible Society - 21st November 2014
 
Earlier this week, 40 years of debate and campaigning came to an end as legislation enabling women to become bishops came into force at the Church of England’s General Synod. Archbishop Justin Welby said the church has entered a ‘completely new phase’ of its existence, but said it could take as long as 10 years for the church to achieve an equal balance between men and women in its senior leadership.
ChurchBible Society - 21st November 2014
 
One in four British teachers say more Bible and other sacred texts in the curriculum would improve community cohesion, rising to one in three teachers for primary schools. The findings, which are part of a nationwide YouGov study for Bible Society, come as the government consults on new criteria for the teaching of religious studies in schools and as Bible Society held a debate on the role of sacred texts in school at Parliament which was chaired by Fiona Bruce MP.
EducationBible Society - 21st November 2014
 
Nearly 40 per cent of people in the UK are put off donating to charity by viral fundraising campaigns, new research by a money saving website shows.
MoneyCivil Society News - 26th November 2014
 
The website Netmums has found that parents are unhappy that the traditional story of the nativity is only being shown in a third of schools and has, instead, been replaced by ‘Winter Celebrations’ or an ‘End of Year Concert’. Two thirds (65 per cent) of parents whose school doesn’t hold a traditional nativity would like it to. A further 13 per cent planned to teach their child the Christmas story at home.
EducationBible Society - 5th December 2014
 
The Prime Minister's office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.
Social IssuesCivil Society News - 28th November 2014
 
The Church of England has said that worshippers are increasingly turning their backs on the attending Sunday morning services because of other leisure and social ‘commitments’. Many people still crave quiet reflection, but are seeking out less ‘pressurized’ times in the week to worship.
Religion/SpiritualityBible Society - 28th November 2014
 
Appearing on Desert Island Discs, Theresa May said she was deeply influenced by her father, an Anglican priest. She is also a practising Anglican but said she doesn’t flaunt her faith.
What famous people sayBible Society - 28th November 2014
 
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