Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

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Last update: Sunday 21st July
 
More than 1,000 children were referred to the government's 'deradicalisation' programme in the past year, according to The Times. The currently optional programme, called Channel, is part of the government's 'counter-extremism strategy', which was recently used to ban a Christian Union from holding meetings on college premises. The figures, covering England and Wales, showed only half of those referred were assessed as needing no intervention.
Social IssuesChristian Concern - 24th June 2016
 
The British public's "ideal charity" would spend 42 per cent of its total income on campaigning, fundraising and on running costs and the remaining 58 per cent on "helping beneficiaries", according to a new report by nfpSynergy.
MoneyCivil Society News - 23rd June 2016
 
80 per cent of people who volunteer for a charity have also made a charitable donation in the last year, according to a new survey.
MoneyCivil Society News - 23rd June 2016
 
Research from think-tank Theos, which analysed 139 studies over more than 30 years, has linked well-being and religious belief. The study confirmed religion affects a person's happiness and personal satisfaction; particularly participation in social activities, like church groups, and clubs.
Religion/SpiritualityBible Society - 1st July 2016
 
New analysis published by the TUC on 18 June 2016 reveals that one in five new fathers did not qualify for paternity pay.
Work/EmploymentEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 20th June 2016
 
New treatments for osteoporosis and broken bones are in sight after groundbreaking research using ethical stem cells.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 8th July 2016
 
Almost 1 in 500 babies were born dependent on drugs in hospitals in England last year, freedom of information requests by the BBC have shown.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 8th July 2016
 
Britons lost £12.6 billion pounds gambling last year, according to new data by the Gambling Commission.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 8th July 2016
 
The creation of 'three-parent babies’ may result in unexpected side effects, according to the latest research. Scientists in Spain have discovered that using the technique on mice yields disturbing effects in later life, particularly in regards to metabolism and accelerated ageing. The findings, published on the highly respected scientific journal Nature, raise fresh concerns over the controversial technique and whether the same effects might also apply to humans.
ScienceChristian Concern - 8th July 2016
 
Children whose parents are married have higher self-esteem and increased life chances, a think-tank study has concluded. The Marriage Foundation found that children of married couples have significantly higher self-esteem than their counterparts from other types of family.
FamilyChristian Concern - 3rd June 2016
 
The advocate general for the EU-run European Court of Justice’s - which is separate from the European Court of Human Rights - has said that employers may ban the wearing of headscarves, crosses and other religious attire.
Religion/SpiritualityChristian Concern - 3rd June 2016
 
Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 2nd June 2016
 
Over a million days – or 2,890 years – of additional imprisonment have been imposed on prisoners found to have broken prison rules in the past six years, Ministry of Justice figures have confirmed.
CrimeEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 2nd June 2016
 
The UK has been undermining the human rights of children by making them attend school assemblies, with collective acts of worship, according to a United Nations Committee report.
EducationChristian Concern - 10th June 2016
 
Almost two-thirds of Scots believe plans to introduce a 'Named Person' for every child in the country represent an "unacceptable intrusion" into family life, according to a poll. In a Survation poll, 64% of 1,024 adults think the scheme – which will appoint a state guardian to every child under 18 – is intrusive. In comparison, only 18.5% thought the scheme was not intrusive.
The LawChristian Concern - 10th June 2016
 
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