Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 19th October
 
Seven in ten women would like to see the time limit for abortion reduced, according to a poll by the pro-life group ‘Where do they stand’.
Social IssuesPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
1.5 million young people in the UK experienced bullying in the last year. (Ditch the label report)

64% of parents fear girls are more likely to be bullied over social media than boys. 34% of parents fear boys are more likely to be bullied on gaming platforms than girls (Internet Matters survey)
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Youth for Christ asked young people what things made them feel an idea or suggestion was worth exploring further: 49 per cent said that it was important that the idea made sense to them, 45 per cent were looking for something they considered worthwhile, yet only 27 per cent of young people would be interested in something because it meets a specific need that they have.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Youth for Christ...undertook a piece of research called Gen Z: rethinking culture. Of the 1,001 11-18 year olds asked, 47 per cent said they did not believe in God. 32 per cent said they believed in God and this was highest among 11-14 year olds (22 per cent said they believed in ghosts and spirits). Of the 32 per cent who believed in God, 59 per cent considered themselves a follower of Jesus and the Christian faith and 15 per cent said they were unsure. Of that same 32 per cent who said they believed in God, 41 per cent said that they pray and 47 per cent of those who pray, prayed daily. When we asked young people what things might cause them to think about God, 35 per cent answered that they had not thought about God or spirituality at all.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
A recent report has revealed that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. The Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) survey of 14-24 year olds found that the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people’s body image, sleep and fear of missing out. It concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are also harmful, with only YouTube deemed to have a positive impact.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Councils in the UK face a £2 billion funding gap to support vulnerable children by 2020. (Local Government Association report)
Social IssuesPremier Youth and Children’s Work - July 2017
 
There was a 33% rise in referrals about domestic abuse among children in the UK last year.
Young PeoplePremier Youth and Children’s Work - July 2017
 
62% of Scottish 15-year-old girls feel pressured by school work ‘a lot’, up from 29 per cent in 2010 (Scottish Government report)
EducationPremier Youth and Children’s Work - July 2017
 
Department store John Lewis is facing a boycott for making its children’s clothing ‘gender neutral’. The high street giant has done away with separate ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections in its stores and removed gender specific labels from its clothing line.
ShoppingThe Christian Insitute - 8th September 2017
 
A video exposing the atrocities committed by US abortion giant Planned Parenthood has been removed from YouTube after a judge, in May, granted an injunction to prevent the release of the footage. In the video, abortionists can be heard laughing about ‘the heads that get stuck’ during abortions and harvesting the brains of children. The filmmakers have been ordered to appear in court.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now (Christian Concern) - July 2017
 
A Bill protecting the rights of Christian adoption agencies in Alabama was signed into law in late May. The Bill states that adoption agencies that do not receive federal funding cannot lose their license for adhering to faith-based policies. It was criticised by homosexual rights campaigners who said it discriminates against and stigmatises gay couples, but it was noted that secular agencies, who handle the majority of adoptions, still allow gay adoptions to take place.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now (The Christian Institute) – July 2017
 
On 12 May, a Christian printer who declined to make shirts for a gay pride event won a court case against his refusal to print them. Blain Adamson said he’d be happy to serve LGBT individuals as long as the shirts they ordered didn’t directly promote their sexuality, saying the message conflicted with his ‘sincerely held religious beliefs’. The lesbian owners of another T – Shirt Company said: ‘no one should be forced to do something against what they believe in’.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now (The Christian Institute) – July 2017
 
A worrying new app has been introduced that allows people who want to have a baby or help others who want to have a baby to meet, it was reported in June. Just a baby works similarly to the dating app Tinder, and allows people to find a surrogate, partner, co-parent, sperm or egg donor, as well as legal and fertility services.
Social IssuesEvangelicals Now (Christian Concern) - July 2017
 
One study in San Francisco found that 78 percent of prostitutes began their involvement before their 18th birthday.
World IssuesPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Boyzone’s Shane Lynch says he had a “very immature and selfish” lifestyle before becoming Christian. “I worked my way through that [and] found my Christian faith” he said.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
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