Key Quotes - World Issues

Key Quotes - World Issues

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Last update: Saturday 17th August
 
A church service in Bauchi State in Nigeria was disrupted after a man deposited a bomb at the back of the building. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that a young man concealed the bomb in a laptop bag and left it under a pew before fleeing on a motorbike. The bomb squad later defused the large explosive device. CSW is urging people to pray for churches in Nigeria, after earlier protests in the city of Jos. Thousands of women took to the streets to protest against the violence in Plateau State and to denounce discrimination against Christians.
World IssuesThe War Cry, 12 February 2011
 
Europe’s leaders warned the Egyptian authorities to answer their people with “political reform, not repression”. A statement agreed at a Brussels EU summit stopped short of calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step aside. But it challenged the regime to honour a £150 million-a-year EU “Association Agreement”, committing Egypt to push through political and economic reforms in return for trade concessions.
World IssuesThe Sentinel, February 5, 2011
 
More than 11,000 individual written pledges to help halve extreme poverty were handed to MP’s on Tuesday. As part of the Micah challenge, the promises mark the end of a yearlong campaign that aims to remind countries of their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah challenge said “The fact that 60 million Christians made promises shows that the global church is one of the most powerful and readied agents for-change on poverty the world has ever seen.
World IssuesChurch of England-January 28th 2011
 
Incest could become legal in Switzerland, if the upper house of the Swiss parliament gets its way, it was reported in December. However, the move has been met with outrage from politicians on all sides, with one calling it 'completely repugnant'. The argument being put forward is that the current law banning incest is 'obselete', since only three cases have been dealt with by the courts since 1984. The upper house is also keen to point out that children will still be protected by laws governing abuse and paedophilia.
World IssuesEvangelical's Now February 2011
 
Britain has “deep concerns” about the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, leaked diplomatic documents suggested last night. Documents from the latest cache of leaked U.S. cables demonstrate that the UK and the U.S. have similar anxieties about Islamabad’s nuclear arsenal. US officials are quoted citing the danger of Pakistani fissile material finding its way into the hands of extremists. It also emerged last night that Bank of England Governor Mervyn King had concerns about David Cameron and George Osborne’s combined lack of experience.
World IssuesThe Sentinel, Wednesday December 1, 2010
 
The oldest pro-life campaigning organization in the UK, the Society for the protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), reported in June that thousands of parents in southern china had been subjected to a brutal 20-day sterilization campaign. During that latest crackdown on parents, reports emerged that doctors were rushing to sterilize 9,559 people who had defied the one-child policy. SPUC has reported that the Chinese one-child policy uses forced abortion and sterilization to achieve its aims.
World IssuesSword September/ October 2010
 
Britain is the 13th most prosperous country in the world, according to a comprehensive survey published today. The 2010 Prosperity Index placed the UK outside the top 10 due to “mediocre scores” in health and education. The survey, by London-based think tank the Legatum Institute, is based on analysis of economic and wellbeing data for 110 countries covering 90 per cant of the world’s population. Norway topped the league, with Denmark placed second and Finland third.
World IssuesThe Sentinel October 25, 2010
 
Absent fathers and the breakdown of the family are the greatest threats to society in the West Indies and the root causes of crime, the leaders of the government of St Kitts and Nevis were told at an Independence Day ceremony last week. The family was under attack in St Kitts and Nevis, and across the Caribbean, Fr Archibald told the assembled worthies on September 30. “We are experiencing serious threats to our family and family life and unity by both internal and external forces.” He singled out North American culture with its emphasis on individualism and materialism, which had led to an increase in gang-related activities, sexual promiscuity, dug abuse, crime, violence, truancy, delinquency and indiscipline.
World IssuesChurch of England newspaper October 8, 2010
 
Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has told Pope Benedict XVI that he would like to work more closely with the Vatican in an effort to stop religious intolerance and the breakup of families. The president also appealed to world religions to co-operate in the fight against secularism and materialism, Iranian news agencies reported.
World IssuesThe Universe - October 17, 2010
 
Government guidance on dealing with overseas torture of detainees may breach international law and leave personnel exposed to legal challenge. The Equality and Human Rights commission has written to David Cameron and security chiefs threatening legal action unless the wording is amended. It also called for an inquiry into allegations of British complicity in torture of terror suspects to be held in public.
World IssuesThe Sentinel September 27, 2010
 
The president of the German bishops’ conference has called on Muslims to do more to support religious freedom for Christians around the world, especially in Turkey, where most of Germany’s Muslims originate from. “We hope reflection on the faith will lead to the overcoming of tensions dividing Christians and Muslims,” said Archbishop Robert Zollitsch. “But we should also remember the difficult situation facing Christians in the Middle East. The Catholic Church in Germany has publicly supported Muslim needs, and we count on Christians in Turkey soon being able to enjoy full religious freedom too.”
World IssuesThe Universe, Sunday September 12, 2010
 
A shopkeeper near Miami prevented a robbery in July, not by calling the police but by telling the would-be robber about Jesus Christ.

World IssuesEvangelicals Now, September 2010
 
Iran will open its first nuclear power plant on August 21, ramping up concerns that Tehran is edging closer to acquiring atomic weapons. The facility was built by Russia in the city of Bushehr, 250 miles southwest of Tehran. Its launch will mark a triumph for the Iranian Government in the face of international sanctions designed to curb the country’s nuclear ambitions. After Iran announced yesterday that it has successfully completed six months of testing at the plant, Moscow has revealed that a formal launch of the $1bn light-water reactor is planned for next weekend.
World IssuesThe Times - August 13th
 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A Malaysian court sentenced two Muslim brothers to five years in prison Friday for torching a Christian church during the height of a dispute over whether non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" to refer to God. The firebombing was the first in an unprecedented string of arson attacks and vandalism at places of worship last January that threatened decades of religious harmony in this Muslim-majority country.
World IssuesYahoo News - August 13th
 
Caritas is calling for international aid to abate a food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, where 10 million people are facing hunger. Niger is the worst hit with 8 million people at risk, Caritas reported recently, although there are also food shortages in Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso. The crisis, resulting from irregular rainfall, crop deficits, rising food prices and chronic poverty, is “much worse” than the last food shortage in 2005, the aid agency reported. The agency stated that people have been experiencing severe food shortages for six months already, and are now selling off live-stock, eating wild foods, taking children out of school and abandoning their homes in a search for food.
World Issues‘Catholic South West’ – July & August 2010
 
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