Prayer fuel: News in the UK

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

Insulting end
On February 1 the word insult was removed from Section 5 of the Public Order Act after the successful campaign by the coalition of groups, ‘Insult me’.
The Home Office had been working with the police to prepare them for the change, where the word and its wide interpretation in law had led to arrests of people for calling Scientology a cult, or for religious discussion between a Muslim and a Christian.
The Christian Institute

Pass it on
The Bible Society is launching ‘Pass it On’, a campaign which will urge parents to read, listen to or watch Bible stories with their children, it was reported in late January.
Organisers are talking with children’s authors to release print adaptations of biblical stories. New apps for iPads and android tablet devices are also understood to be in the works. A ComRes survey revealed that 12% of Londoners think Santa Claus is in the Bible. The Christian Institute

Mary Jones world
Work has begun to turn a deconsecrated church in Bala, North Wales into a new £1 million visitor centre telling the story of the woman who saved for six years to buy a Bible and walked 25 miles to collect it from Thomas Charles.
The new centre will tell their story and give visitors the chance to learn about the Bible’s impact in Wales and the rest of the world. Bible Society’s Newswatch


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