Tuesday, June 30, 2015
"The Greek government has requested a new bailout deal from the eurozone, just hours before its bailout expires and it must repay €1.6bn (£1.1bn) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Greece is reportedly asking for a new two-year aid deal from a bailout mechanism for eurozone countries.
Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the Greek offer in a teleconference on Tuesday evening.
If it fails to repay the IMF loan, Greece risks leaving the euro.
The European Commission, which is one of Greece's creditors, wants Athens to raise taxes and cut welfare spending.
Amid fears of a Greek default on its huge public debt of €323bn - and a possible exit from the euro - long queues of people are continuing to snake from many cash machines in Greece, where withdrawals are capped at just €60 a day."
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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May 16, 2015
"The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons.The historic decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh today, where the motion was passed by 309 votes in favour and 182 against.
The outcome is the culmination of years of deliberation within the Church. The motion has faced a series of debates and votes before the final decision was arrived at this afternoon. This included 31 of the Church’s presbyteries endorsing the move to 14 who opposed it.
This means the Church has adopted a position which maintains a traditional view of marriage between a man and woman, but allows individual congregations to ‘opt out’ if they wish to appoint a minister or a deacon in a same sex civil partnership."
I am not making comment on the theology but taking note similar to the Free Church of Scotland with regard to Worship when it comes to a difficult answer the local congregations are given the authority to choose!
Is this not a good Baptist principle ? the local church decides and not some authority out with the locality.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Tearfund staff, some Tearfund staff are working on a week where you eat on £1.00 a day.
It seems so hard when you think about it to live on that basis yet some are doing this everyday
One idea was to pull together resources but it's still a challenge.
Could you do it £1.00 a day?