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January 2014

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In this Edition:
Europe; Africa; Asia; Australasia; Latin America; North America

EUROPE

·         UK
More money is to be invested in digital radio as the industry gears up to switch off FM transmitters within the next few years. Up to £21m will come from the BBC, government and commercial radio. A date for the switchover will be decided when DAB achieves 50% of radio listening, currently at 36%. Government funding has been allocated to Ofcom to help smaller radio stations to go digital.
Source: BBC News

·         UK
Britain’s most senior Muslim politician, Baroness Warsi, claims that the persecution of Christians in the Middle East has become a global crisis. She described ‘a rising tide’ of attacks on Christians in Egypt, Iraq and Syria, where they often became scapegoats for events elsewhere. Baroness Warsi said, in an open letter to L’Osservatore Roman, the official Vatican newspaper, that, in the battle against intolerance, majority Muslim communities had a duty to defend Christian and other minorities.
Source: The Daily Mail

·         Ukraine
Ukrainian Christians met recently to discuss the crisis in their country. Respected Evangelical leader Dr Gregor Komendant called for the church to play a conciliatory role in the current situation, describing the peace as ‘extremely fragile’. The government has suspended the right of citizens peacefully to protest or criticise the government, leading to a dramatic escalation of the confrontation on the streets.
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·         UK
SAT-7 UK will hold its first Supporters’ Conference in St Mary’s Church, Ealing, in West London on 17th May 2014 with the theme ‘Breaking Barriers in the Middle East’. Terry Ascott, founder and CEO of SAT-7, will be the main speaker, along with guest experts, to discuss the current issues facing the church in the Middle East.
Info: www.sat7uk.org/network2014 

·         Scotland
The Scottish Parliament has backed same-sex marriage. The decision is out of step with public opinion in Scotland where polls show two thirds of people were against the move to legalise same-sex marriage. The Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has gathered more than 600,000 signatures and will continue to fight for traditional marriage across the UK.
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·         UK
Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill was unanimously approved at its Second Reading in the House of Lords in December. The bill calls for an ‘opt-in’ system to protect children from inappropriate content when surfing the net. The current voluntary, self-regulatory scheme leaves as many as 2 million children unprotected online. The bill now needs to proceed to its Committee Stage to be considered further.
Info: www.care.org.uk/news

 AFRICA 

·         Algeria
The Algerian church is one of the fastest growing in the Muslim world. More than 100 testimonies have been broadcast through SAT7 and church services are aired several times a week. The Algerian government gave an official licence to the church in 2011 so it can exist and worship freely.
Info: www.uk.om.org 

·         Africa
TWR will celebrate a number of important milestones in 2014. Its first broadcasts went out in February 1954 from a small station in North Africa and the transmitter in Swaziland began broadcasting twenty years later in November 1974. TWR now reaches 160 countries in more than 230 languages.
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·         Africa
Buddeke TV, the new channel in Uganda, broadcast the first season of Superbook in December. Despite initial problems, KTN of Kenya also made a start with the series. The First Christmas, a Superbook episode, went well in the Christian bookstores of South Africa and was also shown at two schools in Gauteng province where the children loved the story.
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ASIA
 

·         Pakistan
Many Christian children in Punjab province have never seen a children’s bible. But now 5,000 children will be able to access the Word of God in a child-friendly format, through a Barnabas-funded project. The Bibles are written in simple and contemporary Urdu and feature attractive and colourful illustrations.
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·         India
A new venture in TV ministry in the Hindi language begins in New Delhi this month.  A serial in Hindi, known as Your Hope, began on the channel Shubhsandesh TV on 20th January and will be shown every Monday for the next twelve months. The serial will be broadcast in 40 cities through Cable network and 120 countries via the internet.Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

·         Pakistan
A Christian school in Lahore is helping to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in which many Pakistani families are mired. It provides a loving, Christ-centred education to children who might otherwise miss out. Barnabas Fund pays the teachers’ salaries, enabling lessons to be provided either free or at minimal cost.
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·         Asia
Trans World Radio has a new AM transmitter for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northern India - PANI. The powerful transmitter will allow TWR to increase the time it broadcasts in the region’s six key languages: Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Urdu, Farsi and Dari. The acronym PANI is a Hindi word that means water.
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·         Malaysia
Rainbow Library is the first free public library for children in Kuching. It aims to provide the many children roaming the streets with the chance to learn to read. OM (Operation Mobilisation) crew members helped prepare for its opening by painting murals on the walls, sorting 1,000 children’s books donated from their ship Logos Hope and providing training in the library reference system.
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AUSTRALASIA
 

·         Samoa
Pope Francis led a ‘global wave of prayer’ to end world hunger in December, commencing on the South Pacific island of Samoa. The event began at noon on Dec 10th and headed west across the world’s time zones until it reached American Samoa 24 hours and more than 164 countries later.
Source: www.abpnews.com 

LATIN AMERICA 

·         Bolivia
Bolivian youngsters speaking Low German will now have their own radio programmes, thanks to Family Life Network and Multi-nation Missions Foundation (MMF). MMF, based in the small town of Pailon, will produce educational and entertaining material for children, aged 7-13, focusing on Jesus, a programme geared to the needs of teens and Christian music for a young adult audience. 
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·         Ecuador
Wayne Pederson, President of HCJB Global, has announced that the 82-year-old ministry, founded in Quito, Ecuador, is changing its name to Reach Beyond. The new name is intended to challenge Christians worldwide to reach beyond their comfort zones and share the love of Jesus in places where the Gospel has seldom been heard.
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NORTH AMERICA
 

·         USA
A tree has become a symbol of God’s grace and sustaining power in Hollywood. A lone white pine on top of Mount Lee – which holds the famous H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D sign – is the only one that survived a raging fire on the mountain a few years ago. This stately pine, which commands a view of the entertainment industry in the valley below, is recognised as a symbol of God’s ability to enable lone believers in Hollywood to survive the ravaging fires of hostility, persecution, and temptation. Believers have hiked to the top and used the site to pray for a spiritual awakening in media.
Source: Mastermedia 

·         Canada
Halleluyah Radio, a Christian online radio broadcast celebrated its first anniversary in November 2013. Founder and CEO, Andrew Coleman, was surprised when he moved to Regina, Canada, and could not find a Christian radio station so he decided to start one from his own home. Within the space of a year, Halleluyah Radio now has an audience in 30 countries and is broadcast in seven languages.
Contact: www.halleluyahradio.ca
 


 WELCOME RUTH

We are delighted that Ruth Baker is taking on the FEB Administration. Ruth is a linguist and Primary School tutor. She lives in Potters Bar and now that her son is in his teens she is able to take on this role working with FEB Chairman Harvey Thomas. 

 

 

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