Aid in Syria hampered by funding shortfall
A SUBSTANTIAL funding shortfall is hampering relief efforts in
Syria, a new report suggests. It was produced by the countries that
bear the brunt of the refugee crisis. The partners of the Regional
Refugee and Resilience Plan (News,
13 March) estimate that only 23 per cent of the money needed
has been received.
Dr Jensen speaks out against compromise
ACCOMODATING Christians who support gay marriage is an
"unacceptably high" price to pay for unity in the Church, the
retired Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, said last Friday,
the Belfast News Letter reports. Speaking at Willowfield
Church, Belfast, to promote GAFCON (News, 19 June), he said: "When the
testimony of the Bible is rendered so murky, the authority of the
Bible is fatally compromised."
Men charged with rape of nun in India
EIGHT men accused of raping a nun in West Bengal have been
charged (News, 27 March). The
charges filed on Monday include robbery with attempt to cause death
or grievous harm, criminal conspiracy, and gang rape, the public
prosecutor told the news agency AFP. On Sunday, it was reported
that a 45-year-old nun had been found semi-clad, unconscious, and
with her hands tied, inside a medical centre run by Christian
missionaries in Raipur, on Saturday.
Correction: Last week, in a piece on the the
Columbia River Treaty, we referred to the President of Canada, but
should have said the Prime Minister.