Religion

16 Dec 18
To Live Is Christ

Amos 5:18-24. 18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!     Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light, 19     as if a man fled from a lion,     and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall,     and a serpent bit him. 20 Is […]

16 Dec 18
theindiancultress

Last month I learned how to fight off family norms. I thought being an activist in society was the way to go and at home I had to be the peacemaker, but somehow peacemaker turned rebel and after 23 years of my existence when I got my period on chhoti Diwali, I expected a no-entry […]

16 Dec 18
Russia News Now

A regional strategic doctrine with any degree of coherence and undercut by well-defined objectives and principles is something Pakistan has never quite had before in the past. The weak position under which Pakistan entered the 21st Century vis-à-vis its immediate neighbourhood was cemented by the Benazir-Nawaz era disregard for managing national strategic interests in Afghanistan […]

16 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Attempts at murder, prison, cascade: for 20 years he published a newspaper in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the journalist Sener Levent was subjected to much pressure and anger by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "There's always a price to pay for freedom of expression, but you have to know how […]

16 Dec 18
NASEEM THE JOURNALIST

When we think of a modest person, particularly a modest women, we think of someone dressed conservatively – all covered up. But let’s look deeper and discover what being modest actually means. By dictionary definition, modesty is ‘the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities’. It is similar to being […]

16 Dec 18
Heavens View

What are your views and opinions about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, being a Christian and Religion?

16 Dec 18
Random thoughts

Walter Cassels in his work, Supernatural Religion notes As a general rule, any document so full of miraculous episodes and supernatural occurrences would, without hesitation, be characterized as fabulous and incredible, and would not, by any sober-minded reader, be for a moment accepted as historical. There is no other testimony for these miracles. Let the reader endeavour to form […]

16 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
BEFORE her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was seen as an outspoken feminist who would shake up the Royal family. But now top academics are accusing her of letting the feminist cause down by betraying by letting herself undergo a “conservative, upper-class makeover” and becoming a submissive royal woman. Meghan Markle, then a UN activist, attends the Dove Self-Esteem Project event held at Earl Bales Community Centre on October 6, 2015 in Toronto, Canada A paper published in the journal Celebrity Studies claims Meghan has been “silenced” by the Palace The Duchess of Sussex was outspoken about women’s rights before she met Harry, once saying: “Women make up more than half of the world’s population . . . it is neither just nor practical for our voices to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.” The report’s authors, Laura Clancy and Hannah Yelin, claim that she has toned down her political views since the wedding to Harry in May. They say: “Markle’s activist voice has been either silenced or appropriated by the monarchy: she has quit her acting career, closed down her popular blog and social media accounts for all her online activity to be ciphered through Kensington Palace. “Meanwhile, Markle is said to be receiving ‘duchess lessons’ from the Queen’s advisers, to be brought up to speed with protocol and expectations of life with the monarchy.” The report claims Meghan has become a submissive royal woman This, they say, means she will no longer be a campaigner for women’s rights. The report said: “While the monarchy appears to be celebrating her diversity and modernising influence, then, this is only permitted within prescribed boundaries.” Clancy, a sociology lecturer at Lancaster University, where she studies “elites and aristocratic forms of power”, and Yelin, who researches “celebrity and gender issues” at Oxford Brookes University, say Meghan’s royal makeover undermines her feminist credentials. The authors claim Meghan has undergone an ‘upper-class makeover’ since she married Harry They add: “A celebrity (post) feminist such as Markle is of great value to a British monarchy keen to . . . mask, or at least deflect attention from, their own intensely problematic relationship with issues of race, gender, class and religion. “What is at stake here is much more than the representations of one woman and the meanings contained therein; it is the meaning of feminism itself.” However, Meghan HAS spoken out about women’s rights since the wedding, most recently in October in New Zealand. Meghan speaks about women’s suffrage at the ceremony to mark 150 years of the vote in New Zealand At a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote, she said:  “Women’s suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women but . . . to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community.” Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report. But, while she is no longer able to voice her opinion on social media, Meghan is expected to nail her feminist colours to the mast when she announces her royal patronages next year. It is thought she will single out charities and organisations which relate to female empowerment. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in Fabulous” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In other ways, Meghan is certainly getting her voice heard – as far as husband Harry is concerned. It has emerged that Prince Harry will miss the traditional boxing day pheasant shoot at Sandringham as Meghan is vehemently anti-hunting. The couples also snubbed a Christmas invitation from William and Kate, meaning they will celebrate alone at Anmer Hall. [bc_video video_id=”5854822429001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Markle cheered as she speaks Maori in speech celebrating women’s suffrage in New Zealand”]
16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
BEFORE her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was seen as an outspoken feminist who would shake up the Royal family. But now top academics are accusing her of letting the feminist cause down by betraying by letting herself undergo a “conservative, upper-class makeover” and becoming a submissive royal woman. Meghan Markle, then a UN activist, attends the Dove Self-Esteem Project event held at Earl Bales Community Centre on October 6, 2015 in Toronto, Canada A paper published in the journal Celebrity Studies claims Meghan has been “silenced” by the Palace The Duchess of Sussex was outspoken about women’s rights before she met Harry, once saying: “Women make up more than half of the world’s population . . . it is neither just nor practical for our voices to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.” The report’s authors, Laura Clancy and Hannah Yelin, claim that she has toned down her political views since the wedding to Harry in May. They say: “Markle’s activist voice has been either silenced or appropriated by the monarchy: she has quit her acting career, closed down her popular blog and social media accounts for all her online activity to be ciphered through Kensington Palace. “Meanwhile, Markle is said to be receiving ‘duchess lessons’ from the Queen’s advisers, to be brought up to speed with protocol and expectations of life with the monarchy.” The report claims Meghan has become a submissive royal woman This, they say, means she will no longer be a campaigner for women’s rights. The report said: “While the monarchy appears to be celebrating her diversity and modernising influence, then, this is only permitted within prescribed boundaries.” Clancy, a sociology lecturer at Lancaster University, where she studies “elites and aristocratic forms of power”, and Yelin, who researches “celebrity and gender issues” at Oxford Brookes University, say Meghan’s royal makeover undermines her feminist credentials. The authors claim Meghan has undergone an ‘upper-class makeover’ since she married Harry They add: “A celebrity (post) feminist such as Markle is of great value to a British monarchy keen to . . . mask, or at least deflect attention from, their own intensely problematic relationship with issues of race, gender, class and religion. “What is at stake here is much more than the representations of one woman and the meanings contained therein; it is the meaning of feminism itself.” However, Meghan HAS spoken out about women’s rights since the wedding, most recently in October in New Zealand. Meghan speaks about women’s suffrage at the ceremony to mark 150 years of the vote in New Zealand At a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote, she said:  “Women’s suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women but . . . to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community.” Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report. But, while she is no longer able to voice her opinion on social media, Meghan is expected to nail her feminist colours to the mast when she announces her royal patronages next year. It is thought she will single out charities and organisations which relate to female empowerment. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in Fabulous” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In other ways, Meghan is certainly getting her voice heard – as far as husband Harry is concerned. It has emerged that Prince Harry will miss the traditional boxing day pheasant shoot at Sandringham as Meghan is vehemently anti-hunting. The couples also snubbed a Christmas invitation from William and Kate, meaning they will celebrate alone at Anmer Hall. [bc_video video_id=”5854822429001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Markle cheered as she speaks Maori in speech celebrating women’s suffrage in New Zealand”]
16 Dec 18
JP's quizzes and crosswords

1. Which animals are all considered to have a birthday on 1 January in the Northern hemisphere, regardless of when they were actually born?
2. On New Year’s Day 1945, which Japanese Emperor broadcast a radio address to the people declaring that he was not divine?

16 Dec 18
The Sun
BEFORE her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was seen as an outspoken feminist who would shake up the Royal family. But now top academics are accusing her of letting the feminist cause down by betraying by letting herself undergo a “conservative, upper-class makeover” and becoming a submissive royal woman. Meghan Markle, then a UN activist, attends the Dove Self-Esteem Project event held at Earl Bales Community Centre on October 6, 2015 in Toronto, Canada A paper published in the journal Celebrity Studies claims Meghan has been “silenced” by the Palace The Duchess of Sussex was outspoken about women’s rights before she met Harry, once saying: “Women make up more than half of the world’s population . . . it is neither just nor practical for our voices to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.” The report’s authors, Laura Clancy and Hannah Yelin, claim that she has toned down her political views since the wedding to Harry in May. They say: “Markle’s activist voice has been either silenced or appropriated by the monarchy: she has quit her acting career, closed down her popular blog and social media accounts for all her online activity to be ciphered through Kensington Palace. “Meanwhile, Markle is said to be receiving ‘duchess lessons’ from the Queen’s advisers, to be brought up to speed with protocol and expectations of life with the monarchy.” The report claims Meghan has become a submissive royal woman This, they say, means she will no longer be a campaigner for women’s rights. The report said: “While the monarchy appears to be celebrating her diversity and modernising influence, then, this is only permitted within prescribed boundaries.” Clancy, a sociology lecturer at Lancaster University, where she studies “elites and aristocratic forms of power”, and Yelin, who researches “celebrity and gender issues” at Oxford Brookes University, say Meghan’s royal makeover undermines her feminist credentials. The authors claim Meghan has undergone an ‘upper-class makeover’ since she married Harry They add: “A celebrity (post) feminist such as Markle is of great value to a British monarchy keen to . . . mask, or at least deflect attention from, their own intensely problematic relationship with issues of race, gender, class and religion. “What is at stake here is much more than the representations of one woman and the meanings contained therein; it is the meaning of feminism itself.” However, Meghan HAS spoken out about women’s rights since the wedding, most recently in October in New Zealand. Meghan speaks about women’s suffrage at the ceremony to mark 150 years of the vote in New Zealand At a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote, she said:  “Women’s suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women but . . . to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community.” Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report. But, while she is no longer able to voice her opinion on social media, Meghan is expected to nail her feminist colours to the mast when she announces her royal patronages next year. It is thought she will single out charities and organisations which relate to female empowerment. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in Fabulous” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In other ways, Meghan is certainly getting her voice heard – as far as husband Harry is concerned. It has emerged that Prince Harry will miss the traditional boxing day pheasant shoot at Sandringham as Meghan is vehemently anti-hunting. The couples also snubbed a Christmas invitation from William and Kate, meaning they will celebrate alone at Anmer Hall. [bc_video video_id=”5854822429001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Markle cheered as she speaks Maori in speech celebrating women’s suffrage in New Zealand”]
16 Dec 18
Daily Article For The Christian Reader

A Flashback! As I was watching a video about an ecumenical service being held at which the pope was present – I saw the line of clergy standing on each side of him, representatives from all the different religions, and I had a flashback. It was as vivid as the day it happened. And I’m […]

16 Dec 18
Light Of The World And Salt Of The Earth.

Sunday, 16th December 2018 THE ULTIMATE QUESTION Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honour and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to […]