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At the End Hunger Fast vigil yesterday evening, which marked the end of a 40-day-fast to raise awareness of rising poverty, several people read out Christian prayers. In their prayers they called on the government to deal with rising poverty and act like a Christian for once. I don't think this is what they had in mind though: Britain should be unashamedly “evangelical” about its Christian faith...
It feels like the calm before the coming storm. The situation in Ukraine is likely to escalate very quickly, and yet there seems to be worrying lack of urgency about it everywhere. Three things happened over the last week that have set the stage.
'Ukraine stands on the brink of a possible military showdown with Russia this morning,' says Human Rights Watch today . This isn't an exaggeration either - the acting President of Ukraine issued a warning to pro-Russian forces yesterday , calling on them to lay down their weapons. That deadline has now passed and there are no signs that the militants are giving up. In fact, they are bolstered by...