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Martin Luther King Children at War

The children of civil rights campaigner, the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr, are in court arguing over the fate of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal. His sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King, who manage their father’s estate, want to sell their father’s Bible and Nobel Prize medal, valued at $200,000 and $10million, respectively.   King’s daughter, Bernice, is contesting the sale, as she is in charge of her mother’s estate, and states that her father gave her mother the Nobel Peace Prize medal as a gift, and so belongs to her.

Worldwide Persecution of Christians Increases

Open Door, a charity that supports persecuted Christians, recently published its annual world watch list that highlights places in the world where Christians are likely to experience great persecution. North Korea tops the list, and is followed by Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Eritrea and the Maldives. The report also highlights that the persecution of Christians is growing in Sub-Saharan Africa, and that there has been a major exodus of Christians from the Middle East following conflicts there.

Anglican Church to Ordain First Female Bishop

Rev Libby Lane is set to become the first woman to be ordained as a Bishop in the Anglican Church. Following her consecration service, she’ll be appointed as the Bishop of Stockport. Rev Libby is married to a priest and is a mother of two adults. She was ordained in 1994 and has carried out most of her ministerial work in the north, serving in the diocese of Blackburn, York and Chester.

Black Christians Listed on Most Influential List

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Four Black Christians have been featured on a list of the most influential Christians in Britain, compiled by www.archbishopcranmer.com, a site named after Thomas Cranmer, the author of the Church of England’s Common Book of Prayer. The Christians featured on the list are Pastor Agu Irukwu, Chine Mbubaegbu, and Premier League footballers, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

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