Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

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Last update: Sunday 21st July
 
In one of his first acts as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has lifted a ban on UK Embassies and High Commissions flying the rainbow flag, which is used as a symbol to promote LGBT lifestyles. It will be allowed to be flown on specific days, including the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and local Pride festivals. Under the former Foreign Secretary, only the flags of the UK, its overseas territories and the EU could be displayed.
PoliticsChristian Concern - 12th August 2016
 
Fiji's Rugby Sevens Olympic champions sang of the blood of the lamb, to a TV audience of hundreds of millions, after winning gold, on Thursday night. Huddled together in the 74,000 seated stadium, the Olympic champions sang in Fijian before singing in English: "We have overcome, we have overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of the Lord, we have overcome". It is the first ever gold medal for the country, which has less than 900,000 residents.
What famous people sayChristian Concern - 12th August 2016
 
US diving pair David Boudia and Steele Johnson told TV audiences of their Christian faith during an interview, after winning silver medals at the Rio Olympics. Speaking to NBC, Boudia proclaimed he and his partner are not defined by their sport, but instead by their identity in Christ. Johnson agreed, saying: "Going into this event knowing that my identity is rooted in Christ and not what the result of this competition is, just gave me peace and it let me enjoy the contest."
What famous people sayChristian Concern - 12th August 2016
 
The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 15th August 2016
 
More than half of women, and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18-24, said they have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a new research from the Trades Union Congress in collaboration with the Everyday Sexism Project.
Work/EmploymentEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 15th August 2016
 
According to the Mental Health Foundation, 20 per cent of adolescents experience a mental health problem in any given year, with 50 per cent of issues being established by age of 14 and 75 per cent by 24.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - May 20th 2016
 
Across Stoke-on-Trent, 13.9% of 4-5 years old, 22.3% of 10-11 years old and an estimated 28% adults are obese.
HealthThe Sentinel - May 24th 2016
 
Some 2.87 million people in Britain are, according to Relate, in relationships which are broken...Side-effects include depression, anxiety and increased blood pressure and heightened risk of heart attacks...Recent findings, based on a sizeable survey of 20,000 people, reveal one in 10 partners occasionally regret getting married or living together, while 9 percent have considered divorce or separation. Some 49 percent of partners reported occasional quarrelling, with 6.8 percent reporting severe levels.
FamilyThe Sentinel - May 26th 2016
 
The world Health Organisation believes polio could be eradicated from the world within months. The announcement comes after a mass vaccination drive was launched in Pakistan. The virus is set to become only the second human-hosted virus to be eradicated since the end of smallpox in 1980. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the last places where polio remains endemic.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 17th May 2016
 
Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.
Young PeopleYouthwork - June 2016
 
Almost 150,000 young people are being bullied every single day in the UK according to new research. The annual bullying survey 2016, published by charity Ditch the Label shows that 1.5 million young people faced verbal or physical abuse over the last 12 months.
Young PeopleYouthwork - June 2016
 
Think tank CentreForum has found that mental health services turn away around 23 per cent of children and teenagers referred to them. The study also found a wide variation in average waiting times for different service providers, and that young people with mental health problems are still not always getting the right treatment.
Young PeopleYouthwork - June 2016
 
Vietnam’s new “Law of Belief and Religion”, scheduled to come into effect this year, will add another layer of government repression and control to an already pressurised church, Vo Tran Nhat, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights, said in April.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now - June 2016
 
Researchers believe that prayer can have a positive effect on those fighting addiction, it was reported in early May.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsEvangelicals Now - June 2016
 
The United States Department of State announced on 13 April that Tajikistan has, for the first time, been designed as a “Country of Particular Concern” because of its record on religious freedom.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now - June 2016
 
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