Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 13th December
 
Thousands of breast cancer patients in the UK may be safely spared chemotherapy following a study. A US trial of more than 10,000 women with the most common form of early breast cancer found the treatment was unnecessary for many after surgery. It is estimated 3,000 to 5,000 UK women in the UK are likely to avoid chemotherapy every year as a result.
HealthThe Sentinel - 4 June 2018
 
Almost four million people in the UK have used a foodbank, the results of a poll published last week suggest. The study, commissioned by The Independent, says that one in 14 of those questioned had had to use a foodbank. Seven per cent of the 1050 British adults polled said that they had used a foodbank, which could mean that 3.7 million people have used foodbanks in the UK to receive a meal.
Social IssuesChurch Times - June 2018
 
The Algerian Government has been criticised for discrimination against the country’s Christian minority. Churches and individual Christians have faced increased restrictions in recent months, raising concerns that these pressures signal a ‘coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities’, according to Christian advocacy group Middle East Concern.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
One in nine workers are in insecure jobs such as those on zero hours contracts, low-paid self employment or temporary posts, a study reveals. Research by the TUC found that at least 3.8 million workers in the UK are in some form of insecure employment.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 10th May 2018
 
Crisis says that nearly 160,000 British households are living in what it describes as the worst forms of homelessness - sleeping rough on the streets, in cars, tents, or shelters – and that, without radical action, that number will double in the next 25 years.
HousingChurch Times - 15th June 2018
 
Pakistan-based charities reported in early May that hundreds of newborn babies have been found dead in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year, with 99% of the dead infants being females, due to a cultural preference for male children.
According to the Edhi Foundation and Chhipa Welfare organisation, at least 345 babies have been found in garbage piles in Karachi between January 2017 and April 2018.
CrimeEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
Brexit has knocked real household incomes by around £900, the Bank of England governor has said.

MoneyThe Sentinel - 23rd May 2018
 
An international charity that supports persecuted Christians, Open Doors, estimated that between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians were imprisoned in North Korea for their beliefs.

Religious PersecutionChurch Times - 15th June 2018
 
A warning was given to the EU Parliament on 5 June that religious freedom is one generation away from being lost.
Discrimination and intolerance of Christianity in Europe was debated for the first time in the European Parliament.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
The number of people in work has reached a new record, while earnings have grown in line with inflation, new figures show. Employment increased by 197,000 in the quarter to March 32.3 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971, giving a record rate of 75.6%, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 16 May 2018
 
People in the battle-scarred Southern Philippines city of Marawi are trying to rebuild their homes and lives one year after the place was stormed by Islamist militants. In May 2017, militants belonging to the Maute group, an affiliate of Islamic State, took over Marawi. In the following five months of fighting between the militants and government forces, 40% of the city was destroyed and 98% of the population displaced.
Disasters/WarEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
The parts of England worst affected by suicide are to be given a funding boost to enhance prevention services, officials have announced. Money is to be provided for new targeted awareness campaigns, special psychological support and improved self-harm services in a number of regions across England.
HealthThe Sentinel, 17 May 2018
 
The Anti Defamation League (ADL) has released a report stating that over four million tweets were made in 2017 containing anti-Jewish messages, ranging from Holocaust denial to more general racial and religious abuse.
Religious PersecutionThe Plain Truth - Spring-Summer 2018
 
A consultation carried out following the Internet Safety Green Paper in October found users felt powerless to deal with online safety concerns, with four in 10 experiencing abuse online and 60% witnessing inappropriate content.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 21 May 2018
 
Corneas have been grown in a British laboratory by scientists using adult cells, 3D printers and a carbohydrate found in seaweed, it was reported on 30 May. The breakthrough is the latest to show the promise of adult stem cells, which do not involve the destruction of human embryos.
ScienceEvangelicals Now - July 2018
 
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