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Losing our religion, escape from North Korea and parenting as the new religion

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Saturday 30 May 2015

Is the UK losing its religion?
Are we losing our religion? The answer for the UK seems to be “Yes”, while the answer for the developing world is a resounding “No”. Read more…

Escape from North Korea
“When I was 12 years old, my father died of starvation. Our house was taken away to repay a debt we owed a family friend. That year, my mother fled to China with my sister in search of food and money. She returned a few months later, alone. She had sold my sister into bride slavery, a common fate for young North Korean refugees. My mother believed it would be a better life for my sister than the one waiting back home. The possibility of ever being loved started to fade for me.” Read the whole story of Joseph Kim…

Is parenting killing marriage?
“Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America…” Quartz explores the new religion and its affect on marriage. Read more…

I oppose same-sex marriage (and no, I’m not a bigot)
“We are told there are those in favour of same-sex marriage, and then there are the bigots. But allow me to make the case for traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman, writes Michael Jensen.” Read more…

Can you see the Big Picture? Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 3.02.39 pm
We’ve been enjoying Ben McEachen and Mark Hadley’s weekly podcast looking at all things TV and film. This week’s had an apocalyptic theme, looking at Tina Faye’s new Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Hollywood’s latest big budget disaster flick, San Andreas and the Disney film Tomorrowland. Take a listen here…

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