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Solas Newsbrief – 25th July 25, 2016

    Please click on this image to download a PDF version for printing and sharing offline.   Four terror attacks in Germany in one week BBC A Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up after being refused entry to a music festival in Ansbach, Bavaria. A video pledging allegiance to ISIS has been found on his mobile […]

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NewsBrief | 18th July 2016

    France mourns Nice attack victims Reuters Church bells tolled across France today as the country held a minute’s silence to remember the 84 killed and hundreds injured during the truck attack in Nice on Bastille Day last week. A poll in Le Figaro newspaper shows a sharp drop in the number of French people […]

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NewsBrief | 11th July, 2016

  Theresa May to be new Prime Minister Premier Christianity After an incredible period of media hounding, Andrea Leadsom today announced she was quitting the leadership race for the Conservative Party.  David Cameron announced he will leave office on Wednesday and Theresa May will become the Prime Minister on Wednesday evening. US killings  – of police […]

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NewsBrief | 4th July 2016

  Why do attacks increase during Ramadan? BBC This year there have been suicide bombings in Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen.  Hostages were killed in a Bangladesh cafe. 49 were killed at an Orlando gay bar. There have been stabbings in France and Israel.  Ramadan ends on the night of Tuesday 5th July. Auschwitz survivor […]

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Newsbrief | 27th June 2016

  The Brexit Aftermath It’s impossible for this short digest to keep up with all the recent fast moving events so we recommend starting with a couple of stories on the BBC web site. They have produced a helpful video summary of the last few days here: EU referendum: How UK changed in 72 hours since Brexit There’s a […]

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NewsBrief – 13 June 2016

  Gunman kills 50 in Florida nightclub CNN Omar Pateen, an American-born descendant of Afghani immigrants, attacked the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the biggest terrorist attack since 9/11.  Although he apparently has pledged allegiance to ISIS, he was known to be mentally unwell. The combination of easy access to guns, mental illness, radical Islam […]

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NewsBrief | June 6th, 2016

    Muhammed Ali dies aged 74 New York Times The most famous boxer of the 20th Century has died.  Muhammed Ali was known for his wit and arrogance as much as his boxing.  The story is told of how, when asked to put a seat belt on whilst travelling on a plane, he retorted […]

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Newsbrief | 30th May 2016

  Britain no longer a Christian Nation The Guardian The media made some interesting comments on the news that for the first time there are a larger number of people in the UK who claim to have no religion (48%) than those who do (44%). Biblical Christians have known this for decades. The Telegraph came […]

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NewsBrief | May 16th 2016

    Royal College of Midwives supports abortion on demand up to full term ChristianConcern.com In an astonishing twist of events that is scarcely believable, the Royal College of Midwives has issued a statement supporting abortion on demand up to birth.  This should not come as much of a surprise when you realise that the RCM’s […]

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NewsBrief | 9th May 2016

Click on the image for PDF version for printing and sharing offline. Britain leaving the EU could result in war The Telegraph David Cameron has upped the stakes in the EU referendum by suggesting that Brexit could result in war.  Would staying in guarantee peace?   From a Christian perspective we know that peace in this […]

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