Press Roundup Thursday 7 January 2010

By Press Office
January 7, 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's work, produced daily by James Vincent and covering papers such as The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Guardian.

Race & Identity

Let Christian migrants in first, demands Carey
Immigrants committed to Britain’s Christian values should be given priority to enter this country, a former Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Comment: Migration threatens the DNA of our nation
If we are to stop the extreme Right, we must respond to real fears over the number and nature of those coming to Britain, says Lord Carey.

Comment: Immigration is not just a numbers game
Nobody could regard the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey as a rightwing extremist. On the contrary I used to find his waffle and fence-sitting tiresome.

Comment: Lord Carey's nostalgia for a country that never existed
Those fearful of population growth should call for more birth control.

Comment: Let's take immigration seriously
The 'declaration on population', backed by Lord Carey, is the wrong way to tackle the complexities of migration management.

Education & Culture

University heads set up working group to tackle extremism
Vice-chancellors are to set up a panel to examine how universities can take action to prevent violent extremism while protecting freedom of speech.

BBC probes bias in its coverage of science and the environment
The body which oversees the BBC is to launch a full-scale review into whether its coverage of science and the environment is biased.

Life & Death

Gunmen kill seven at Christmas Mass
Three men in a car sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd of churchgoers in southern Egypt as they left a midnight Mass for Coptic Christmas, killing at least seven people.

Human sacrifices 'on the rise in Uganda' as witch doctors admit to rituals
Witch doctors in Uganda have admitted their part in human sacrifice amid concerns that the practice is spreading in the African country.

Peace & War

Spectre of war threatens human disaster in Sudan, aid groups warn
International diplomacy to support a fragile peace deal in Sudan must intensify or the south of the country will suffer a humanitarian disaster, aid groups have warned.

Comment: Welcome to Palestine, Avigdor
Settlers such as Avigdor Lieberman have been offered the chance to remain in a future Palestinian state. Will he accept?

Religion & Society

Cardinal says Christian Europe is to blame for Islamisation
A leading Catholic cardinal has said Europeans only have themselves to blame for allowing Islam to "conquer" the continent.

Comment: The Pope's visit
Pope Benedict XVI's state visit this year will provide a terrible opportunity for posturing triumphalism from right-wing Catholics.

Community & Family

Many afraid to leave home - poll
A survey has revealed four out of 10 people are afraid to leave their homes at night because of anti-social behaviour.

Crime & Justice

Attorney General Baroness Scotland may block Israeli war crimes warrants
The Attorney General could be given a veto over arrest warrants for foreign leaders in an attempt to placate Israeli ministers who fear war crimes prosecutions if they visit Britain.

Economy & Politics

MPs' expenses reform plans outlined
Westminster's new standards regulator is to give details of proposals for reforming the discredited expenses system.

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