Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for June 2019.
Looking at your Community (all articles) for June 2019All in the month of JUNE The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square Looking back on D-Day 1944 Nineteen Eighty-Four More civil weddings How do you spot fake news? Loneliness week – 17th to 21st June Summer conferences and festivals… ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time,... (1818 words)
All in the month of JUNEIt was: 200 years ago, on 12th June 1819 that Charles Kingsley, British clergyman and writer was born. Best known for his historical novels Hypatia, Westward Ho! And Hereward the Wake. 175 years ago, on 6th June 1844 that the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) was founded in London. 125 years ago, on 18th June... (460 words)
The Tank Man of Tiananmen SquareThe Tank Man of Tiananmen Square in Beijing made world headlines – and became an iconic image of the twentieth century – 30 years ago, on 5th June 1989, when he temporarily halted a column of tanks by standing in front of them on the morning after a massacre in the square. Widespread protests in China... (202 words)
Looking back on D-Day 1944D-Day took place 75 years ago, on 6th June 1944, when over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The Battle of Normandy ended on 25th August with victory for the Allies. It began the liberation of France – and eventually Europe – from Nazi control, and laid the foundations of victory on... (198 words)
Remembering June 6th – D-DayRecently I asked a group of about 30 people, the youngest 36, the oldest 90, what would we be commemorating on June 6th? No one knew, though after a bit of prompting some of the older ones said D-Day. To be fair, most of them weren’t even alive, or were small children when that great... (338 words)
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, was published 70 years ago, on 8th June 1949. It was set in the year 1984, where most of the world is a victim of government surveillance and propaganda, with individualism and independent thinking ruthlessly suppressed. Many of the novel’s invented phrases have passed into common usage in... (203 words)
More civil weddingsCivil weddings have increasingly outnumbered religious weddings every year since 1992. The most recent data (from 2016) has shown that for the first time, less than a quarter of all marriages were religious ceremonies. As one family law solicitor explained: “If individuals don’t go to church for most of their lives, they wonder whether it’s... (77 words)
How do you spot fake news?Here are some tips which may prove useful. What is the source? Have a good look at the website where you found it, including the About Us section. Is it really a news site? Are other stories from this site believable? Can you find this story and the other stories on the site anywhere else?... (186 words)
Loneliness week – 17th to 21st JuneBritain is in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. A survey by the Jo Cox Commission in 2017 revealed that nine million of us in the UK are affected by it. So, no wonder that last year the Government even appointed the world’s first loneliness minister, Tracey Crouch. And no wonder that the Marmalade Trust... (213 words)
Summer conferences and festivals…For a guide to the various Christian Summer festivals this year, you might find the following websites to be of help: https://kingdomguide.co.uk/10-unmissable-christian-events-festivals-summer/ https://www.christianfestivalassociation.com/ https://www.christiantoday.com/article/uk-christian-conferences-a-guide-for-2019/131534.htm (37 words)
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