Jamaican-born UK Bishop, The Rt. Revd Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin gave her first sermon yesterday since her consecration as Bishop of the county of Dover on November 19. Bishop Hudson-Wilkin has committed to building a unified county and country. She also warned against a relationship with God which is so personal that we exclude others.
In Australia, the Government there has delayed its religious discrimination bill until next year. Many church leaders opposed the legislation as they felt it did not protect religious people enough.
UK group, Christian Concern says the new charter released on Friday, published by the Church of England to support schools teaching relationships, sex and health education goes against the Church’s beliefs and Bible teaching. The subject is due to become a legal requirement next September.
An unidentified orthodox rabbi was attacked and beaten by two teenagers while visiting London Friday evening. Reports are that the teenagers allegedly yelled “Kill Jews”. The attack came days after the Anti-Defamation League reported that 25 percent of Europeans hold pernicious anti-Semitic attitudes.
Monday, December 2 is being observed as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. According to the Christian charity International Justice Mission, there are over 40 million people in slavery in the world. It says one in four of those 40 million people is a child. The Christian charity noted also that there are more people in slavery today than there were in the transatlantic slave trade. It’s urging the church to take a lead once again, in the fight against slavery.
Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle has bagged yet another accolade. She has won the American Music Award in the “Favourite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational” category.