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Found 6 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for February 2022.
Looking at Community (all articles) for February 2022All in the month of February 60 years since we first orbited Earth In memory of Dolly the Sheep The World Ahead The Christian faith of Denzel Washington ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time, FEBRUARY) down the years. Here is a range from... (1903 words)
All in the month of FebruaryIt was: 175 years ago, on 11th Feb 1847 that Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman was born. Best known for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb, phonograph, movie camera and projector, and many more. 100 years ago, on 8th Feb 1922 that the first radio was installed in the White House. Also 100... (547 words)
60 years since we first orbited EarthIt was 60 years ago, on 20th February 1962, that John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He made three orbits in the space capsule Friendship 7, which he named himself. The three circles of the globe – which lasted just under five hours – made the Presbyterian Christian a hero... (248 words)
In memory of Dolly the SheepJust 25 years ago, on 22nd February 1997, scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh announced that they had successfully cloned a mammal from an adult cell for the first time: a sheep named Dolly. Dolly – named after country singer Dolly Parton – was not the first cloned mammal, however. Another sheep had been cloned... (255 words)
The World AheadTowards the end of every year The Economist publishes a comprehensive paperback looking at the year to come. For 2022, The World Ahead looks at 10 main issues, and while of course these reflect a commercial and financial viewpoint, they are also areas of concern to Christians also. They are: 1) Democracy v autocracy – the tensions between the... (461 words)
The Christian faith of Denzel WashingtonThe American actor Denzel Washington, 66, mentioned his Christian faith in a recent interview with the New York Times. Washington described himself as God-fearing and warned against the dangers of the digital age. He said: “The Bible says in the last days … we’ll be lovers of ourselves. The No. 1 photograph today is a... (256 words)
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