Key Quotes - World Issues

Key Quotes - World Issues

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Last update: Wednesday 17th July
 
The United Kingdom is the most generous country in Europe and the sixth most generous country in the world, according to new research by Charities Aid Foundation.
World IssuesCivil Society News - 10th November 2015
 
Amnesty International in August dubbed the conditions in Austria’s camp for asylum seekers as ‘inhumane’. Almost 5,000 people are housed in the camp in the village of Traiskirchen, about 30 miles outside Vienna. Bible Society of Austria’s Director, Jutta Henner, backed Amnesty International’s statement, calling conditions at the camp ‘shocking’. Bible Society makes Bibles and portions of the Bible available within the camp.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - October 2015
 
An Egyptian telecom billionaire, Naguib Sawiris, has contacted the prime ministers of Greece and Italy about buying an island in order to house and employ 100,000–200,000 refugees. Sawiris said he was moved into action by the photo of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi and pictures of the treatment of refugees in Hungary.
World IssuesBible Society - 18th September 2015
 
Under an EU relocation plan Slovakia has said it will take 200 Christian migrants but not Muslims.
World IssuesBible Society - 21st August 2015
 
The Ebola virus has caused nearly 3,000 deaths and infected over 8,000 people in Sierra Leone. With infection rates now falling, Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund want policy makers in the UK, European Union, Sierra Leone, World Bank, United Nations and World Health Organisation to outline clear strategies for making religious leaders ‘’a pivotal part’’ of Ebola recovery and prevention programmes.
World IssuesLife and Work April 2015
 
Trafficking generates over £32 billion a year and destroys an estimated 27 million lives. To stop trafficking would involve a massive overhaul of our modern-day lifestyle, economy, and society. Trafficking is part of our everyday lives due to our ever-growing commercial thirst and greed to buy more clothes/products for less, which creates a demand for cheap manufacturing. It may appear to have no real cost to us, but it does for the millions of slaves in Latin America and elsewhere.
World IssuesLatinfile – Spring 2015
 
The U.S and Canada are willing to accept refugees from Iraq but through an application process that takes years and requires the would-be refugees to make dangerous journeys across the Middle East.
World IssuesSword - March/April 2015
 
At least 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year, according to the International Organisation for migration. The figure is 30 times higher than during the same period of 2014.
World IssuesChristianity – June 2015
 
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared in March last year, more than 9,100 people have lost their lives. Whole communities have been devastated and families wiped out. Yet amid this desolation, more than 2,300 people have beaten the disease, their survival an inspiration for fellow patients and staff.
World IssuesWithout Borders 2015
 
A White House official said the Pope played key role in the historic deal agreed this week between the US and Cuba, establishing diplomatic relations for the first time in 50 years. Pope Francis personally appealed to the US and Cuban leaders, encouraging them to move forward and improve relations between the two countries.
World IssuesBible Society - 19th December 2014
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for talks to discuss “statehood” for eastern Ukraine. He said the issue needed to be discussed to ensure the interest of local people “are definitely upheld”. His comments came after the EU gave Russia a one-week ultimatum to reverse course in Ukraine or face sanctions.
World IssuesThe Sentinel, 1st September, 2014
 
North Korea is preparing to try two American tourists on charges of ‘perpetrating hostile acts’ against the country – one apparently because a Bible was left behind in his hotel room – it was reported in June. North Korean state media said that one of the men entered the country in April with a tourist visa but tore it up at the airport, declaring that he wanted to seek asylum.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now, August 2014
 
Christians and other religious minorities [in Nepal] have been asked to ‘reconsider their faith’ as all citizens apply for an identity card upon which their religious affiliation will be stated, it was reported in late May. Members of religious minority groups will be subjected to greater scrutiny to obtain the official documents, a plan that has prompted accusations of discrimination. They will be asked to reiterate their faith before registering, and if no affiliation is expressed, they will be classified as Hindus. One Christian rights activist told Asia News that the government is trying to discourage people from converting from Hinduism. Krishna Hari Baskota, secretary at the office of the prime minister, said it was ’not about discrimination’ but added: ‘We ask all Christians and members of other faiths to reconsider their own beliefs and join Hinduism’.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now, July 2014
 
There will be no G8 summit in Russia this year, David Cameron said in a further sign of efforts to isolate Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. The Prime Minister said it was ‘absolutely clear’ the meeting could not go ahead. Speaking in The Hague ahead of a meeting of G7 leaders, he said: “We should be clear there’s not going to be a G8 summit this year in Russia.”
World IssuesThe Sentinel – 25 March 2014
 
The international community will ‘pay a very high price’ if it fails to take clear action over the Ukrainian crisis, David Cameron has said. European leaders must set out the consequences Moscow will face for the annexation of Crimea. Fears are growing of a major escalation in violence in Crimea after two people died in clashes between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces.
World IssuesThe Sentinel – 20 March 2014
 
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