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Gap years — not just for the teenagers

If you would like to take a year out before starting university, or feel that your career needs a change of direction, many Christian organisations now offer short-term opportunities to people of all ages. Rebecca Paveley looks at what is on offer, at home and abroad

Adventure Plus

On offer: A UK-based, year-long leadership course in outdoor adventure and education, it trains people to coach activities such as kayaking, power boating, and fencing. It also offers Christian discipleship and leadership training.

Which means: Anything from coaching youngsters in outdoor sports to cleaning minibuses and checking equipment.

When: ...

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Saved from the streets

Saved from the streets

The rescue of a prostitute and brothel-keeper was typical of the early work of the Salvation Army, 150 years old this year  Read More

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

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