Prayer fuel: News in the UK


Here are a handful of news-bites from around the UK included in the April issue of EN. May these spur us on to pray for our country and issues we all are facing.

Parents and the net
Dr. Bex Lewis, an expert in new media, is writing a book on parenting in a digital age and is keen to gather feedback from parents / carers of young people, it was announced in February.
If you would like to take part in this online questionnaire go to: http://digital-fingerprint.co.uk/2013/02/questionnaire-digitalparenting/
Safermedia

New connections
Clans, launched in February, is an innovative way to help international students who have been involved in a church or Christian group to connect with local Christians after they return home, so that they can continue their journey of faith.
Clans (www.clans.co.uk) is very simple. The user locates his/her home country on the Clans website and is then able to connect with believers and other international students who have returned home. Initially, Clans will just cover Europe.
Friends International

Conspiracy of silence
Politicians are too frightened to admit family breakdown is causing major damage, a senior family lawyer said in late February.
Baroness Deech said that, when it comes to the absence of fathers in families, there is ‘a conspiracy of silence. Politicians fear to address it, for they themselves or their constituents may be implicated’. The shadow public health minister Diane Abbott has said that family breakdown causes society’s biggest health issues.
The Christian Institute

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