Insurer calls on government to extend church grant scheme

Ecclesiastical Insurance is calling for the government to extend the Listed Places of Worship (LPW) grant scheme to provide vital support for listed churches in the UK during the pandemic.

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Pearson Releases Race & Ethnicity Editorial Guidelines

 Pearson today released editorial guidelines that will advance the company’s commitment to fighting systemic racism in education. The guidelines will serve as a resource to help content developers — including authors, reviewers and editors.

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Despite Islamic attacks, Christian Solidarity International won’t retreat

Though the COVID pandemic has driven many aid organizations out of Mozambique, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and their partner Pro Vision continue to supply food, clothing, and shelter for Christians and non-Muslims displaced by Islamist extremists.

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Mahmoud Hussein: A Salute to Courage – By Martins Agbonlahor

Aljazeera’s journalist, Mahmoud Hussein, was released two weeks ago in a move that had been completely unexpected – not because there was evidence for his incarceration – in fact, there was not even a shred of it nor was there a scintilla of proof to justify the harsh treatment he had received, but because he had been jailed cruelly and unjustly for years.

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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 beds for homeless hospital patients

People who are homeless and due to be discharged from hospital, are being offered new Salvation Army “step-down beds” to ensure they have a safe space to recover while freeing up urgently needed NHS beds.

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Christian charity launches appeal to help the blindness crisis in Zimbabwe

Christian, overseas disability charity CBM is warning that hundreds of thousands of people are living needlessly blind in Zimbabwe – and the situation is worsening due to Coronavirus. On 18 February, CBM is launching a fundraising appeal to improve access to sight-saving treatment and until 20May all public donations will be doubled by the UK government.

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Freedom of Speech: Support Christian students like Julia

Students in the UK are being punished for holding certain values. Julia Rynkiewicz, a final year midwifery student, was forced to suspend her studies and faced a fitness to practise investigation over her involvement with a pro-life society.

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