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Keep Christmas A Shop Free Zone

Posted 17 December 2014

The festive season always brings with it fresh questions, especially in a largely secular age, about whether a religious festival should be afforded protected status in terms of shopping laws.

Currently, large stores in England and Wales (in law, those over 280 square metres in size) cannot open on Christmas Day. Smaller convenience stores often do a brisk trade, providing those last-minute batteries for Christmas toys, or various items for the festive lunch.

Were regulations to be relaxed further as some would... Click for more

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18 December 2014

God calls us not once in our walk with him, but many times over, especially at pivotal, turning points in our lives. Look at the way Jesus called his first followers. There are at least three occasions when Jesus offered his disciples a clear call. Each call found them in a different situation. The first call came at a time of frustration. The first disciples were... Click for more

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Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

And Why They Can Be So High-Maintenance

Not too long ago, TIME magazine dubbed young adult Millennials the ‘ME Generation’.

At the same time, the New York Times chipped in with its own epithet: the ‘Entitled Generation’.

Certainly, a number of employer surveys conducted in the US, Europe and Asia suggest that this is the consensus of opinion among CEOs.

Yet other studies reveal that 70 percent of Millennials – aged between 16 and 33 years – volunteer their time for good causes... Click for more

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