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FaithAc­tion’s new publi­ca­tion, Faith With its Sleeves Rolled Up, is to be launched on Thurs­day 9 May in the House of Com­mons. The book, which emerged from involvement in the APPG for Faith and So­ci­ety and is an ex­plo­ration of the ac­tive con­tri­bu­tion faith makes to so­ci­ety, features con­tri­bu­tions from The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP and oth­ers... Church Army has launched its new­est cam­paign, In­side Out - mis­sion in com­mu­nity, fea­tur­ing projects where their evan­ge­lists are see­ing lives trans­formed, the or­gan­i­sa­tion says... Bed­ford Coun­cil has voted unan­i­mously for a bor­ough-wide ‘nil’ pol­icy in re­la­tion to sex es­tab­lish­ments, which Chris­tian groups have been cam­paign­ing for, mean­ing that if ap­pli­ca­tions for sex clubs are made in the fu­ture, the Coun­cil is in a much stronger po­si­tion to refuse them... Uruguayan sen­a­tors have voted in favour of a same-sex ‘mar­riage’ law this week, and law­mak­ers in the lower house are ex­pected to vote on it next week. The Pres­i­dent, Jose Mu­jica, has in­di­cated that he sup­ports the mea­sure... Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury Justin Welby and re­li­gious lead­ers from across the G8 coun­tries have called on Heads of Government to fol­low the UK in ful­fill­ing ex­ist­ing com­mit­ments to spend 0.7 per cent of na­tional in­come on aid... Fr Michael Collins, Vat­i­can ex­pert and au­thor of books such as The Fish­er­man’s Net, Bene­dict XVI and Suc­ces­sor to Peter is to write the first au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of the new Pope...

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