Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Monday 19th August
 
Research reported in late February found that most of those who join jihadist groups are converts to Islam. In Germany, one in every 6,000 Muslims has travelled to join jihadist groups, but among converts to Islam it’s one in every 750. In the USA, 40% of arrests in 2015 for links with IS were converts to Islam.
Disasters/WarEvangelicals Now – April 2016
 
A Survey revealed in February that the majority of Americans value the Bible and want to see it have a greater role in politics as well as in the church. The American Bible Society’s fifth annual State of the Bible survey polled 2,000 Americans on questions related to the Bible, culture, the church and politics. Surprisingly, 51% of Americans said that the Bible has too little influence on society today. However, according to part of the survey summary, ‘one quarter of adults say they never hear the Bible read aloud at a church service or mass’.
Religion/SpiritualityEvangelicals Now – April 2016
 
27 families in the state of Chiapas will have their access to water and electricity restored after local authorities agreed to respect religious freedom in the village of Unión Juárez, Trinitaria Municipality. The families, all Protestants, have been living without access to clean water and electricity since February 2014 because of their refusal to contribute to or participate in Roman Catholic Festivals.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now – April 2016
 
The world’s deadliest terrorist group is not in the Middle East, but in Nigeria, where the Islamic insurgency Boko Haram and other forces killed more than 4,000 Christians in 2015, it was reported in February. The tally was a 62% from the previous year, according to Open Doors.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now – April 2016
 
The Duke of Cambridge has said the world has just five to 10 years to save the rhino - and warned it will be “devastating for humanity” if the species becomes extinct.
What famous people sayThe Sentinel – 15 March 2016
 
The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 7th April 2016
 
The number of households that have ever used a charitable service has gone up to 98 per cent, a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation has shown.
Social IssuesCivil Society News - 5th April 2016
 
A shock report this week claimed air pollution is killing 40,000 people in the UK every year. The study found outdoor air pollution is now bigger killer than ever before - shooting up from 29,000 annual deaths at the time of the last report. A rise in diesel car ownership - which has trebled in the past 15 years - is partly fuelling the health crisis.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel – February 26 2016
 
Teenage pregnancy rates in Stoke-On-Trent are the second highest in the country - despite a fall in the number of young mums in the city. Latest statistics show that only Nuneaton has a higher number of under 18s falling pregnant than the Potteries.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel – March 11 2016
 
Around the world, bumblebees and other wild bees are declining in both diversity and abundance. Some 9% of nearly 2,000 species on the European Red List of Bees are threatened with extinction. Of our 178 bee species, the RSPB have found that more than half are decreasing or strongly decreasing in number.
EnvironmentThird Way - March 2016
 
In England and Wales, according to the “State of Nature” report from the RSPB in 2013, the area of lowland meadow plummeted by 97% between the 1930s and 1984. Three-quarters of the bumblebees’ preferred food plants have declined over the past 80 years.
EnvironmentThird Way - March 2016
 
A new study conducted in Canada has suggested that belief in powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation. The previous consensus among anthropologists has been that it was the advent of agriculture that allowed large communities to form cooperative societies. But this view is being challenged by archaeologists discovering that large ceremonial monuments seem to proceed farming communities and must have been built by communities working together under one belief system.
Religion/SpiritualityThird Way - March 2016
 
Young people who smoke cannabis regularly experience “more financial, work-related and relationship difficulties”, according to a long-term study. The Dunedin Health and Development Study has followed almost 1,000 young people in New Zealand over a period of nearly 40 years.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 1st April 2016
 
The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth over the past decade according to new analysis published by the TUC on 20 May 2016 to mark National Work From Home Day.
Work/EmploymentEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 26th May 2016
 
Unborn children who have abnormalities in the early weeks of pregnancy may go on to develop into healthy babies, a University of Cambridge study has found.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 1st April 2016
 
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