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Newsline 6 June 2014

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The choice of when to die should be that of the individual – not religious leaders

The choice of when to die should be that of the individual – not religious leaders

Opinion | Thu, 05 Jun 2014

Speaking from personal experience, Terry Sanderson argues that religious opposition to a new law on assisted dying causes needless suffering to the terminally ill and their families.

School chaplains: the Church of England's latest plan to evangelise in schools

School chaplains: the Church of England's latest plan to evangelise in schools

Opinion | Tue, 03 Jun 2014

With the majority church schools now employing Christian chaplains, Stephen Evans questions whether public money intended for education should be used to fund the Church of England's missionary work.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was on BBC Radio WM and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire talking about the Pope's comment that couples who choose not to have children are asking for a lonely and bitter old age. He was also interviewed for a BBC programme centred on a poll that appears to show that religious people give more to charity than non-religious.

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