RELIGIOUS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGIOUS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Search Committee moderator Professor Dr Fernando Enns has informed that they have concluded by consensus to propose two candidates for election in 2020 in deciding who will be the next general secretary of the World Council of Churches. The present general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, announced last year that he would not stand for re-election for a third period after having served two five-year terms.

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Founder of the Christian dating site Christian Connection has warned that churches need to be more mindful about the way they exclude single people and put pressure on them to be in a relationship.  She noted that there are so many events relating to family issues that most single people feel excluded and have some really painful and difficult experience at church as a consequence.

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A Christian campaigner has welcomed the decision by Queen Elizabeth to stop wearing fur, and has encouraged all Christians to follow suit. Her Majesty reportedly made the move in response to changing attitudes. Meanwhile, animal rights groups including Humane Society International have applauded the Queen’s decision.

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Sudan’s minister for religious affairs Nas-red-dine Muf-reh has insisted that property taken from Christians by extremists under the previous regime will be returned. In a press interview he reaffirmed the role of Christians within Sudanese society and their right to freely practise their faith.

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Israel says it is assisting the Kurds in their deep distress, through a range of humanitarian channels.

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According to a UK media source, a six year old girl was thrilled after receiving a reply to a birthday card she sent to her dad in heaven. The child’s father died last year.  The reply actually came from Royal Mail who assured the child that her card was safely delivered.      

 

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  • Love 101

    Love 101

    Love 101 also continues to pray for our beloved nation – Jamaica.

    There is peace in the storm. Be encouraged.