A University of Cambridge study released in
late March found that unborn children who
have abnormalities in the early weeks of
pregnancy may go on
A professor from the university began the
research after a medical test on her own baby
showed that a quarter of the cells in the placenta were abnormal – however, the child
was born healthy. ‘The embryo has an amazing
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz said.
New John Owen tutor
John Owen Centre
The John Owen Centre has announced the
appointment of Revd Dr Flavien Pardigon
as its ﬁrst Tutor in Biblical Studies.
Flavien’s role will involve offering study
days for pastors and supervising those who
are on study projects focusing on biblical
topics. He will also write and publish, and
the Centre hopes Flavien will be involved in
overseeing new formal courses in the future.
Flavien is married to Inyange and they have
Cambridge Presbyterian Church.
Women and Equalities Minister Nicky
Morgan recommended in March that the
former head of LGBT campaign group
Stonewall should be the next chairman of the
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams
to Mrs Morgan,
would lead to a complete lack of confidence
in the EHRC as an impartial body and urging her to nominate another candidate.
CCPAS (The Churches Child Protection
Advisory Service) announced in March that
it is helping a new group in Wales to ensure
that all Christian churches and organisations across the country are safe places for
children, young people, vulnerable adults
and survivors of abuse.
The Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum,
chaired by CCPAS Associate Simon Plant,
held its second meeting and has just begun
a keynote engagement project with Black,
Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) churches
and communities throughout Wales.