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Fight Bonded Labour

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organisation that secures justice for victims of violent oppression. With 14 field offices worldwide, IJM tackles a range of issues including bonded labour, sex trafficking of minors, sexual violence, forced prostitution, forced labour, illegal property seizure, illegal detention and police brutality. In India International Justice Mission (IJM) has offices located in Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. IJM Kolkata and IJM Mumbai work to eradicate sex trafficking of minors, while IJM Chennai and IJM Bangalore address the issue of bonded labour. IJM Delhi focuses on national advocacy for bonded labour.

IJM are asking for endorsements for their campaign to strengthen enforcement and encourage immediate action on bonded labour crime. If you would like to know more about the campaign and feel able to endorse their work please follow this link: http://www.fightbondedlabourcrime.com.

Newsletter

The Spring 2012 newsletter is now posted on the web site. Go to Newsletter to read the latest edition. This edition includes articles which have not appeared as previous posts.

The Titanic

April 15th was the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In commemoration of the event Baptist News carried the story of Pastor John Harper.

John Harper and his six year old daughter were travelling to the USA on the Titanic. He had been invited by Moody Church in Chicago to become the next Pastor. When the Titanic hit the iceberg, Harper led his daughter to a lifeboat. As a widower he may have been allowed to join her but instead turned back. He chose to offer the masses a last chance to know Christ. As the ship was sinking Harper was heard shouting “women, children and the unsaved to the life boats”. When one man refused to accept Christ Harper gave him his life jacket saying. “you need it more than I do.”

At a reunion after the tragedy a survivor told how in the icy waters Harper twice challenged him to “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” First time the man refused but given a second chance he gave his life to Christ. He concluded by saying that he was the last man to be saved by John Harper.

The article concludes: “After the tragedy the White Star Line place a board outside its offices reading KNOWN TO BE SAVED and KNOWN TO BE LOST. The owners of the Titanic had simply reaffirmed what John Harper already knew. There are people who know Christ and will spend eternity with God in heaven and many others who will not.”

To read the full story go to: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=37601

 

Why did Jesus suffer?

The amazing fact about our redemption is that there was nothing accidental about it.  Throughout the Old Testament there are countless references to the fact that Jesus would suffer for our sins.  He is the lamb, prefigured in the Passover, slain from the foundation of the world.   Psalm 22, for example – the Psalm quoted by our Saviour on the cross – gives details of death by crucifixion 400 years before crucifixion was first used as a method of executing criminals, and 1000 years before Jesus died. Continue reading

Prophecy Conference

10.30 to 4.30 on Saturday 24th March 2012

Speakers: Gerald Gotzen and Philip Wren
A day for those who love the Lord, His word and His covenant people: a time to learn, pray and share fellowship. Continue reading

Vladamir Putin Fidei Def!

Most British coins carry the letters F D after the name of the monarch. This is short for the Latin Fidei Def which translated is Defender of the Faith. The title was first granted by Pope Leo X in 1521 to the English King, Henry VIII. Following the break with Rome and the excommunication of Henry by Pope Pius III the title was revoked. Then in 1544 Parliament conferred the title on the English monarch as defender of the Anglican faith. Continue reading

How to make money in Hollywood

Information from the Hollywood Reporter

Release patriotic movies that promote conservative values and do not denigrate Christianity. That is the message being promoted by Movieguide at its Faith and Values awards ceremony on the 10th February. The Movieguide report rates movies using more than two dozen criteria, such as whether a title promotes capitalism or socialism or if it promotes or denigrates biblical principles. Violence, sex, political correctness, revisionist history, environmentalism, feminism, homosexuality and more hot-button political issues all are taken into consideration. Continue reading

eBooks

We are starting to post free ebooks on the website. To download a copy of Signs or Watch go to the ebook section of the website.

The Global Economy

“The world economy has entered a dangerous period. Some of the financial turmoil in Europe has spread to developing and other high-income countries, which until earlier had been unaffected. This contagion has pushed up borrowing costs in many parts of the world, and pushed down stock markets, while capital flows to developing countries have fallen sharply.” This quotation did not come from one of the numerous financial collapse blogs which populate the internet. It was the opening statement of the ‘Global Economic Prospects: Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities’, report published in January by the World Bank. Continue reading