Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 13th December
 
£3bn is saved by the NHS every year thanks to the church and faith groups providing services for vulnerable people, according to a new study by the Cinnamon Network.
MoneyChristianity – July 2018
 
Thousands of “pinball kids” are being shunted around the care system, facing multiple changes to their home, school or social workers, a report has warned. Just one in four children in care experienced no changes in 2016/17, according to a study.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
In the 2001 census Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims represented 4.6% of the population of England and Wales. This rose to about 7% in 2011 and is expected to be over 10% in the 2021 census. A conservative estimate is that people of these faiths will constitute over a quarter of the population of England and wales by 2050 in only about 30 years time.
Religion/SpiritualityEvangelical now - July 2018
 
The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an “all-time high”, a new report has found. A national survey for GPs, which has been polling family doctors since 1999, found that almost two in five (39%) said they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years. This is the highest figure since the National GP Worklife Survey began, researchers said.
HealthThe Sentinel - 31 May 2018
 
Almost 7,000 people belonging to the largely Christian minority group in Kachin, northern Myanmar, have fled their houses since fighting between the army and a rebel group flared up in early April, according to recent figures from the Red Cross.
Disasters/WarEvangelical now – July 2018
 
More than half of all child refugees remain in their home countries, research by World Vision suggests. The charity’s report On the Road to Somewhere suggests that the UK, and other wealthy countries, are not committing enough funding to the needs of those 16 million internally displaced children. Among the recommendations is “empowering children as agents of peace”.
World IssuesChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
A YouGov survey in 2016 found that one in four university students in the UK struggle with their mental health. This ranges from those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness through to vast numbers who are battling with stress and worry: 63% of students say that they feel levels of stress that interfere with their day-to-day lives.
EducationEvangelical now – July 2018
 
A study which sought to understand how American Christians picture the face of God has found that most see the Creator as young, Caucasian, and male. Psychologists from the University of North Carolina asked 511 Christians – 330 men and 181 women – to look through hundreds of pairs of faces to build up a picture of how they imagined God to look.
Religion/SpiritualityChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
A quarter of shops sell knives to under-age children, research suggests. Figures from retail age checking company Serve Legal showed that shop workers failed to check the age of mystery shoppers buying a knife in 26% of 2,357 test sales in 2017.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 16 May 2018
 
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Irish people are unaware that their parents are not their birth parents after the uncovering of a scandal in which adoption societies, from at least the 1940s until 1969, incorrectly registered births when they gave or sold “illegitimate” children to adoptive parents.
CrimeChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
The number of self-made millionaires selling goods on eBay has increased by 300 in the past year, a study shows. The list of top businesses include home furniture and DIY, car parts, clothes and computers. There are now more than 1,000 so called eBay millionaires in the UK.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 16 May 2018
 
Care Crisis Review, an independent study carried out by the Family Rights Group, a group of lawyers, social workers and academics, notes that, in England and Wales, the number of care-order applications reached record levels in 2017. The number of looked-after children was at its highest since the Children Act 1989: 73,000 children are in the care system, compared with 60,000 a decade ago.
FamilyChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
Two out of five workers only took half their annual leave in the past year, revealing the UK as a nation of workaholics, according to a new study. Research by jobs site Glassdoor found that many of those who make sure they do have all their holidays regularly check emails or even work when they are supposed to be off.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 24th May 2018
 
Over 40 secondary schools have banned girls from wearing skirts enforcing uniform rules in a bid to more easily cater to self-identifying transgender students.
EducationChristian Concern - 6th July 2018
 
Between 1948 and 2010, the NHS budget rose, on average, four per cent above inflation. Austerity has limited that to 1.2 per cent, even though inflation is higher in medicine than elsewhere. All this come at a time when the population is ageing, and demand for health care is consequently rising. In 1948, life expectancy for men was 66, and for women 71. Today, it is 79 and 83 respectively.
MoneyChurch Times - 15th June 2018
 
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