Rotherham inquiry: 12 charged with child abuse offences

Rotherham inquiry: 12 charged with child abuse offences

Rotherham inquiry: 12 charged with child abuse offences Men aged between 33 and 38 charged with a total of 44 offences alleged to have taken place from 1998 to 2003 The men were arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: NCA/PA Frances Perraudin North of England reporter @fperraudin Wednesday 4 October 2017 13.12 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 4 October 201713.57 BST Twelve…

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Sharia courts review branded a ‘whitewash’ over appointment ‘bias’ concerns

Sharia courts review branded a ‘whitewash’ over appointment ‘bias’ concerns

Theresa May’s review of sharia courts has been branded a “whitewash” before it has even begun, with more than 200 individuals and human rights groups signing an open letter urging her to dismantle the panel chosen to oversee the inquiry. They claim that by appointing an Islamic scholar as chair and placing two imams in advisory roles, the panel’s ability to make an impartial assessment of how religious arbitration is used to the detriment of…

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Five Whitehall buildings held by wealthy businessmen now operating under Sharia rules

Five Whitehall buildings held by wealthy businessmen now operating under Sharia rules

The historic Admiralty House, and four other Whitehall buildings, is now operating in accordance with some sharia rules – including a ban on alcohol – after they were used as part of an Islamic bond scheme. The properties must comply with some aspects of sharia under the terms of special bonds known as sukuk, announced by George Osborne two years ago when the UK became the first Western country to issue them. At least £200m…

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Parts of Bible may have been written earlier than expected, archaeologists say

Parts of Bible may have been written earlier than expected, archaeologists say

Using handwriting analysis technology, team found that a famous hoard of ancient Hebrew inscriptions were written by at least six different authors  The discovery suggests there was widespread literacy in ancient Judah at the time that would support the composition of biblical works. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP Associated Press in Jerusalem Tuesday 12 April 2016 23.28 BST Last modified on Tuesday 12 April 2016 23.32 BST Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that…

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Cash concerns for England’s Anglican cathedrals

Cash concerns for England’s Anglican cathedrals

By Alex Strangwayes-BoothBBC Religious Affair From the sectionEngland Image copyrightGetty Images Almost two-thirds of those running England’s Anglican cathedrals are concerned about their finances, a BBC survey suggests. Of the 38 cathedrals who responded fully, 26 said they were “worried” or “very worried” about the future. Last year, the Church of England gave £8.3m to the historic buildings but the cash does not cover all of their needs. Some cathedrals are now looking to new…

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Religion – Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list

Religion – Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list

Follow @Christianitymag News > UK > Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list A vicar in Birmingham has called for the Bible to be in a top 100 list of books young people should read at school. Revd Canon Dr Andrew Coyningham was speaking after the Schools Minister Nick Gibb approached the publishing industry to work out a deal to provide schools with 100 pieces of classic literature as cheap as possible….

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Religion – Kim Davis vs. Judicial Tyranny By Patrick J. Buchanan

Religion – Kim Davis vs. Judicial Tyranny  By Patrick J. Buchanan

Kim Davis vs. Judicial Tyranny By Patrick J. Buchanan   Friday – September 11, 2015 “If the law supposes that, the law is a ass — a idiot.” Charles Dickens gave that line to Mr. Bumble in “Oliver Twist.” And it sums up the judgment of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis about the  Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, which said the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. Davis refused to provide marriage licenses…

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