THERESA May is pinning her hopes on her Chequers deal to pave the way for a smooth exit from the European Union. But the Prime Minister faces substantial opposition — not least from within the Conservative Party. Here's what you need to know. What is Theresa May's proposal? After a marathon session of talks at Chequers on July 6, Theresa May managed to secure a Brexit plan which will be assessed by the EU. Her Brexit plan will see the UK remain closely tied to Brussels. It also includes the creation of a new UK-EU free trade area for goods with a "common rulebook". This rulebook could limit the UK's ability to strike trade deals with countries such as the US — for whom securing market access for American farmers would be a big prize. When will it be voted on? Mrs May hopes to get an agreement hammered out at a series of summits with EU leaders this autumn, and bring it back to Parliament for approval. But her plans were dealt a blow at crunch talks in Salzburg with … [Read more...] about Chequers Brexit plan explained – what is Theresa May’s proposal, why has the EU rejected the plan and what happens next?
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The Bible is literature for the resistance [Opinion] By Rachel Held Evans July 13, 2018 Updated: July 18, 2018 7:27pm Photo: SERGEI GAPON, AFP/Getty Images Image 1of/2 CaptionClose Image 1 of 2 A Perseid meteor crosses the night sky over a statue of Jesus Christ in the village of Ivye some 125 km west of Minsk, on early August 13, 2016. To put one's hope in Him, then, is to believe despite all the evidence to the contrary Jesus' way of peace, justice, mercy and compassion will ultimately prevail over the empire's ways of violence, exploitation, oppression and fea / AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPONSERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images less A Perseid meteor crosses the night sky over a statue of Jesus Christ in the village of Ivye some 125 km west of Minsk, on early August 13, 2016. To put one's hope in Him, then, is to believe despite all the ... more … [Read more...] about The Bible is literature for the resistance [Opinion]
Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Published 8:24 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 John Oliver is not the first person to blast the Trump administration for using scripture to justify its practice of separating children from parents accused of entering the United States illegally. But he may be the first to make the point using whimsical childhood rhymes. On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver pointed out that the Bible "is not a government document," regardless of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' use of the holy book to defend the administration on the family-separation issue. "From a policy perspective," Oliver said, Sessions "might as well be citing 'Green Eggs and Ham': We must keep children in a box. We must keep them with a fox. Which would be a terrible policy." Oliver dedicated nearly five minutes of his show to explaining why the Bible passage Romans 13 can't be used to shield the administration from the torrent of criticism about what many … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions defended family separation with the Bible. John Oliver countered with Dr. Seuss.
As a single woman and a professional author and editor, Gina Dalfonzo doesn't fit the stereotype of a conservative Christian woman whose life is built around home and motherhood. But Dalfonzo actually has no problem with the traditional idea that God intended men and women to have different roles. In fact, she cherishes it. She's always belonged to evangelical churches that are led by men only, a model she feels connects her through time to Jesus."Christ was God come to Earth, and for whatever reason he chose to come as a man," said Dalfonzo, 42, who lives in Springfield, Virginia.But in the era of #MeToo, Dalfonzo and a new cohort of conservative evangelicals are increasingly taking issue with how other traditionalists, particularly men, interpret complementarianism - or the belief that men and women have distinct, or complementary, roles at home and in church.Was, for example, the oft-quoted scripture from Colossians 3:18, "wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord," … [Read more...] about Amid a Southern Baptist scandal, some evangelical women say the Bible’s gender roles are being distorted to promote sexism
A LOST city that appeared in the Bible has been found near Jerusalem, experts say. Historians believe they have uncovered a building belonging to the ancient settlement, which is linked to King David. Archaeologists are divided over whether or not Biblical figures such as King David and King Solomon ever existed. Professor Avraham Faust, co-head of the archaeological dig, said the latest find backs the case for the historical accuracy of the Bible. He says the latest discovery is “part of the events in the Bible ascribed to the Kingdom of David”. Biblical references claim King David is an ancestor of Jesus and would have existed around 1,000BC. And radiocarbon dating confirmed the city came from around the same time. According to Breaking Israel News, archaeologists were aided by burrowing mole rats, who bring earth to the surface - which gives them a clue as to what is hiding below. Professor Faust and Yair Sapir, of Bar-Ilan University, believes the building could be part … [Read more...] about Ancient lost city of King David is uncovered near Jerusalem and expert says it proves the Bible is accurate