Pray in May with Mary’s Meals

This month the charity Mary’s Meals is inviting individuals, churches and faith groups to pray for its work feeding hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries and to ask for God’s continued blessing for its mission, as part of a new campaign called Pray In May.

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COVID scientists issue urgent call for help from UK’s black communities

Scientists involved in a ground-breaking COVID-19 genetic research study have issued an urgent call to Londoners who caught the virus to donate blood at special ‘pop up’ centres that are staring to open across the capital.

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Myanmar: Christians ‘hiding in the forest for safety’

Myanmar’s Christians have been telling Open Doors partners of how they are living in constant fear, following February’s coup.  With the internet shut down, communications from the country have been few and far between. However, Open Doors’

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Youth violence prevention week – “Hard Calls Save lives”

The Metropolitan police have launched a new campaign called “Hard Calls Save lives”. This is a hard-hitting awareness-raising campaign against serious youth violence led by five mothers who have lost their sons to knife crime.

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Boko Haram and the Nigerian Conscience By Martins Agbonlahor

The aim of this write-up is not to catalogue the butcheries of this sect, but to ask the question any rational individual would ask: Why has the Nigerian government been unable to nip Boko Haram’s notorieties in the bud?

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Unregulated accommodation to be banned for vulnerable children

A ban on placing vulnerable children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will come into force in September, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced, as part of a series of reforms to drive up standards in children’s social care.

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New Teaching School Hubs to be rolled out across the UK

Every school in the country will have greater access to expert teacher training and development, under plans announced by the Department for Education this week.

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