Abortion in South Africa: Has the Church Grown Silent?
On 1st February 1997 abortion on demand was legalised in South Africa. The "Termination of Pregnancy" Act was probably the most controversial and unpopular piece of legislation to be enacted in South Africa since apartheid was introduced in 1948.
At the time, the Ministry of Health reported receiving hundreds of thousands of submissions concerning the proposed legalisation of "abortion on demand". Over 98% of these submissions opposed the legalisation of abortion. Tens of thousands marched to Parliament to, amongst other concerns, oppose abortion. Scores of delegations, and thousands of submissions to the Constitutional Assembly also implored the authorities not to legalise the killing of pre-born babies. Many surveys and opinion polls confirmed that the vast majority of South Africans were against abortion.
The Christmas Truce - 100 Years Ago
On Christmas Eve 1914, a spontaneous cease-fire was observed across the whole of the Western Front. The Christmas Truce of the First World War, a singular event unprecedented in the history of warfare, initially received widespread media coverage in the New York Times of 31 December 1914, followed by British newspapers, such as the Mirror, The Illustrated London News, and the Times, which printed front page photographs of British and German troops mingling and singing Christmas carols.
Prayer and Praise Update December 2014
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THE FAILURE OF ATHEISM and THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH IN RUSSIA
Atheism was the official doctrine of the Soviet Union. Throughout the history of the Soviet Union, Communist authorities vigorously enforced the ideology of Marxism/Leninism and violently persecuted Christianity.
The Gulag Archipelago
Over 49,000 churches were destroyed and over 66 million people died in the massacres, man-made famines and in the over 1,800 communist concentration camps which Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described as the Gulag Archipelago.
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- Atheist Group Wants Court to Remove Christianity from Schools
- Prayer and Praise Update - Sept 2014
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