New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
News > World >

World news in brief

Bishop calls for betting ban in Australian sport

A MORATORIUM on betting on sports, including cricket, should be considered as a response to the Australian Crime Commission's "devastating" report on sport in the country, the Bishop of Melbourne, the Rt Revd Philip Huggins, said last Friday. The report identified "widespread use" of illegal drugs, and evidence of links between professional athletes and organised criminal groups, which "may have resulted in match-fixing and the ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Vicar

London and Home Counties

Diocese of Oxford Archdeaconry of Berkshire - Deanery of Newbury The Bishop of Reading seeks to appoint a VICAR for St. Mary the Virgin, Greenham Greenham is a single parish benefice on the sou...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Finding a way, with words

Finding a way, with words

The writer Anne Lamott appears for the first time at the Greenbelt Festival next week. Her confessional books interweave faith, literature, pain, and humour. She talks to Jo Browning Wroe  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Should the UK send troops to protect Iraqis against Islamic State fighters?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

A radical and necessary move for democracy

On the anniversary of the Chartists' attending church, Steve Parish examines their demands, and asks what has changed  Subscribe to read more

Wed 20 Aug 14 @ 11:48
RT @LindaWoodheadIf you're CofE clergy willing to join a panel for occasional polling of views: pls email s.reader@lancs.ac.uk putting PANEL in subject line

Wed 20 Aug 14 @ 10:16
RT @Channel4News"Jim gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people" - James Foley's mother, Diane http://t.co/bFRxOAfSxx