VAT Windfall Coming?

Link: Christian Today A ruling by the High Court to allow charities to reclaim tax on their fund-raising could see churches and charities across the country claim their share in a windfall totalling millions of pounds. One VAT specialist said that in future a charity would be able to include

Holiday Week sparks persecution

Link: Times Online. THREE Indonesian housewives face up to five years in prison for allegedly trying to lure Muslim children into Christianity at a Sunday School “Happy Week”. Senior Christian figures claim that the prosecution is politically motivated and part of a campaign of persecution by Islamic fundamentalists against Indonesia’s

Government ignoring key child protection issue

GOVERNMENT IGNORING SERIOUS CHILD PROTECTION ISSUE The Government’s unwillingness to amend the Gambling Bill to outlaw children’s use of fruit machines amounts to ignoring "a serious child protection issue" Caroline Abrahams of children’s charity NCH has said. And 50,000 petitioners have urged Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell to ban child gambling

Scripture Union make cutbacks

Link: Scripture Union – light to live by. In a year of growing ministry Scripture Union has regrettably had to make a cut in its employed workforce because of a downturn in charitable income. Up to 10 administrative support and direct mission posts out of the staff of 135 will

New Wine Children Worker Conferences

Link: New Wine -Kid’s Workers Conferences There will be a wide range of seminars covering all areas of children’s work inside and outside the church for 0-14 year olds. There are seminar streams including; working with 11-14s, under 5s and a special stream just for ‘teens’ who work in children’s