Posted: November 2016
We applaud the English and Scottish Football Associations in going ahead with their plans for players to wear poppies on their armbands in their match on Armistice Day, 11th November. The two FAs have a history of remembering and respecting those who lost their lives in wars. FIFA, the international football body, have threatened to impose sanctions if they wore the poppies as it does not allow any symbols that are political, religious or commercial. We support the stance of the two FAs in that the poppy has no political, religious or commercial significance. To us, FIFA's stance is poppycock. The FA's stance shows respect.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
DUNCAN Dyason MBE had a miraculous escape from a life of booze and crime. He converted to Christianity, became a youth worker in Chesham Bois and went on to devote his life to rescuing Guatemalan street children.He has written a book about it, Miracle Children: The Toybox Story and this is the next choice of the Good Faith Book Club. We had our first Zoom meeting on Saturday and plan another...
Rom discusses the parable of the mustard seed from Matthew 13:31-32.The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast31 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in...
Tony Miller MBE, on behalf of Whitechapel Mission, is concerned that in the current situation the Mission will not reap their normal harvest of tinned and dried goods from churches like ours. What is more, he understands that they may be the only Day Centre open for the homeless this coming Christmas. Read his letter, see the short video on their work and see if you can contribute via their...
Community centre - Cards for Good Causes: 30 local and national charities