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Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for June 2022.
Looking at Community (all articles) for June 2022How you can make the most of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee All in the month of JUNE A time to stand up for truth? When slavery became illegal Harry Potter Apple’s first iPhone The new marriage laws ** How you can make the most of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee From street parties to jubilee lunches... (2108 words)
All in the month of JUNEIt was: 250 years ago, on 22nd June 1772 that the Court of King’s Bench ruled that slavery was illegal in England and Wales. But it remained legal in British Overseas Territories and colonies until 1833. 100 years ago, on 10th June 1922 that Judy Garland, American actress and singer, was born. Best known for... (439 words)
A time to stand up for truth?An important exhibition is running at the British Library in London until August 21st. It’s an exhibition taking a timely look at the news and the role it plays in our society. I’d love many Christians to visit it, writes the Revd Peter Crumpler, a Church of England priest and a former communications director for... (395 words)
When slavery became illegalIt was 250 years ago, on 22nd June 1772, that the Court of King’s Bench ruled that slavery was illegal in England and Wales. It remained legal in British Overseas Territories and colonies until 1833. In the 1772 case of Somerset v Stewart, William Murray, Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, made a very specific ruling that... (236 words)
Harry PotterTwenty-five years ago, on 26th June 1997, J K Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in the UK. It received massive acclaim, and another six best-selling books and eight hugely successful films followed. The books have been translated into over 80 languages, and have sold more than 500... (231 words)
Apple’s first iPhoneJust 15 years ago, on 29th June 2007, Apple released the first iPhone. From the original concept of an efficient, easy-to-use, slick mobile phone, it transformed by the time of its creation into what was described by Brian Merchant, author of The One Device, as the “primary platform for thousands of apps offering streaming music... (224 words)
The new marriage laws‘Marriage should be honoured by all.’ Hebrews 13:4 A new Act of Parliament has introduced no fault divorce to England and Wales. Now one or both parties to a marriage can get a divorce without the need to blame the other person. It was introduced because there were a very small number of marriages where... (377 words)
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