Scottish Nursery Staff Told Not to Say ‘Boys and Girls’

Scottish Nursery Staff Told Not to Say ‘Boys and Girls’

(The Christian Institute) — Nursery staff in Scotland have been told not to call children “boys” and “girls.” The guidance from the Care Inspectorate also cautions against using words such as “manmade” and “mankind,” and urges staff to change story characters such as Mr. Squirrel to “squirrel.” Critics have called the guidance “patronizing” and “out […]

‘We Had to Give Them All a Chance of Survival’: Triplets Born After Mother Refuses Selective Reduction

‘We Had to Give Them All a Chance of Survival’: Triplets Born After Mother Refuses Selective Reduction

(The Christian Institute) — A mother has explained how she refused to consider abortion when doctors told her that her triplets were not developing as expected. Katie Johnson and her husband Patrick were told at a twelve-week scan that their babies, Oscar, Aurelia and Oliver, had life-threatening growth problems. Doctors advised Katie to abort one […]

European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that a German couple’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights were not violated when authorities temporarily removed their children from their home due to concerns that they were being homeschooled rather than sent to public school. “The court finds […]

Chinese Provinces Demand ‘Church-Free Zones’ Near Schools

Chinese Provinces Demand ‘Church-Free Zones’ Near Schools

(International Christian Concern) – According to recent documents issued in China’s northern Shanxi province and central Henan province, China is now establishing “church-free zones” near schools while asking local churches to share lists of youth members. Bitter Winter Magazine reports that a document entitled Implementation Plan on the Special Governance of Private Christian Gathering Sites, […]

Church Plants Arise Out of Audio Scripture Listening Groups in Mexico

Church Plants Arise Out of Audio Scripture Listening Groups in Mexico

Mexico (Mission News News) — Approximately 129 million people fill Mexico’s borders, and many of them are oral learners. This means they gain better understanding when new information is spoken rather than written down. When oral learners hear Scripture in their heart language, lives change. Joshua Harrison with Audio Scripture Ministries says the Church is […]

British Medical Association Advises Families to Trawl Social Media, Email to See if Relative on Life Support Prefers to Die

British Medical Association Advises Families to Trawl Social Media, Email to See if Relative on Life Support Prefers to Die

(The Christian Institute) — New guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) advises searching the old online content of patients on life-support to see if they want to die. The BMA said that emails and social media posts could contain evidence that a seriously ill patient would prefer not to live with a disease or […]

Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity

Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity

(International Christian Concern) – Ayub Maate was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity. He practiced his faith daily, even sounding the trumpet three times a day, which would call fellow Muslims to prayer. However, in 2011, his mother heard the Good News and believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. His father, […]

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