News in Brief
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
Publicity for Church Army Sunday's "Get OUT More" theme for this Sunday. It
aims at encouraging "an effective Christian presence in everyday situations in
the community, such as car-boot sales, pub quizzes, film nights, fun days, and
meeting the needs of clubbers".
The popular children's character Dora the Explorer with Betty
Brenman, aged six, at the Children's Society London Bridges Walk last Saturday.
The event involved 3000 people.
Nigerian priest killed 'for not paying bribe'
THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA says that the Revd Emmanuel Akpan, Vicar of St Stephen
's, Alode, was shot dead on 18 September by police and army personnel at a
checkpoint for refusing to pay them a bribe, ENI reports. A spokesman
for the diocese of the Niger Delta said that the Anglican Church in Nigeria
"will not allow his killers to go unpunished".
World Summit leaders denounced
THE Roman Catholic aid agency CAFOD has accused leaders attending the World
Summit in New York of "squandering a golden opportunity to push the fight
against poverty to the forefront of world action". A spokesman said this week:
"A number of basic benchmarks were not met", and condemned the politicians'
"failure to agree a timetable to reach their 35-year-old promise to reach the
0.7-per-cent target of income for aid".
Springer to resume national tour
THEATRES across Britain are reported to be set to defy threats of
prosecution from the Evangelical group Christian Voice, and persist with a
nationwide tour of the musical Jerry Springer - the Opera. Christian
Voice threatened to serve charges of blasphemy against participating theatres,
but the tour is to begin again on 23 January in Plymouth.
African Enterprise founder to stand down
MICHAEL CASSIDY, the pan-African evangelist, is to step down as
international team leader of African Enterprise, an organisation he set up in
1962 to evangelise cities in Africa. Stephen Lungu, the organisation's leader
in Malawi, will become senior team leader of African Enterprise, while Mr
Cassidy will concentrate on writing and speaking engagements.