On the web – June 27

Local MSP Ruth Davidson will help re-open the doors at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning as the easing of lockdown restrictions allows the return of private prayer in places of worship.

Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked in anti-Semitism row
BBC News
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says his “first priority” is tackling anti-Semitism after firing shadow minister.
[[] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53183085 ]

NI planning system has low levels of public trust, research finds
There is a poor level of public trust in the system, according to university research.
[[] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53179484 ]

Ireland criticised for ‘major failings’ in its treatment of human trafficking victims
Irish Times
[[] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ireland-criticised-for-major-failings-in-its-treatment-of-human-trafficking-victims-1.4288857 ]

Ireland on par with Saudi Arabia and Romania for human trafficking, new report says
Irish Examiner
[[] https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/ireland-on-par-with-saudi-arabia-and-romania-for-human-trafficking-new-report-says-1007516.html ]

Clap for the NHS
Evening Standard
Further coverage of plans for a ‘clap for the NHS’ on July 5 marking the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. The nationwide clap has the backing of NHS England Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, from the Together Coalition.
[[] https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/clap-for-carers-to-return-nhs-birthday-annual-tribute-a4479521.html ]

Mississippi Baptists: Removing Confederate Flag Emblem
Christianity Today
[[] https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/june/mississippi-baptist-confederate-symbol-state-flag-sbc.html ]

Black Christian Lives Matter: 60,000 killed since 2010 in Nigeria
[[] https://gript.ie/black-christian-lives-matter-60000-killed-since-2010-in-nigeria/ ]

The Church of Black Lives Matter
The UK media’s bowing before BLM reminds me of how the Irish media once treated the Catholic Church. The Church of Black Lives Matter …
[[] https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/26/the-church-of-black-lives-matter/ ]