Blogroll: Christian Concern
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Regan King comments on his experience attending March for Life UK, held on Saturday 20 May. Regan highlights the joyful attitude of the pro-life protest, and the contrasting violent opposition from pro-abortionists. He features a moving speech delivered by CLC client Aisling Hubert.
He says: "the pro-life movement will march on, refusing to be silenced, prayerfully, patiently...It will continue to see more and more turn away from this dark medical death cult."
"The social revolution has left many Christians stunned, confused and afraid," says Dr Joe Boot. Rather than defending the Christian foundation of Western society, we have largely "lacked vigilance", wrongly assuming that our values would hold. The result, he says, is a "radically politicised" church, with leaders left unwilling to challenge cultural issues. In light of this, Joe urges us to pray for courage to speak with boldness, confident in the ultimate victory won for us by Christ.
Ian Fry, writing for Evangelicals Now, reviews Wilberforce Publications' 'What Are They Teaching The Children?', a book which explores the way secular values have influenced the education system in Britain.
He says: "A number of the authors reveal the inherent contradictions in the 2010 Equalities Act where religion and belief is recognised as a 'protected characteristic' alongside sexual orientation. Yet the reality is that sexual orientation trumps every other group."
The majority of the British public want to see British abortion laws restricted, a new poll has shown.
The poll, conducted by ComRes, found that 70% of women surveyed would like the abortion time limit, which is currently 24 weeks' gestation, to be lowered – while only 1% believe that it should be allowed up to birth.
Monday 22nd May saw the worst terror attack in the UK for twelve years, with 22 killed and 64 injured. Perhaps not coincidentally, it took place on the fourth anniversary of the brutal butchering of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. The Manchester attack was more sophisticated than most recent attacks, carried out by a suicide bomber who deliberately targeted teenage girls at a crowded concert.
Power to the People: 1.7 Million European Citizens have their pro-life voice heard before the European Court of Justice
The Christian Legal Centre has this week been involved in defending the preborn child at EU level. CLC's Standing Counsel, Paul Diamond, argued that the European Commission was wrong to refuse to introduce the One of Us initiative for debate at the European Parliament. Roger Kiska reports.
Human embryos are being made into jewellery by an Australian company. Baby Bee Hummingbirds turns unused embryos from In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment into keepsakes in a process the company's founder describes as "sacred art".
Regan King writes of the "epidemic of ignorance and confusion" concerning IVF and assesses the scientific and moral issues surrounding the treatment. "Christians believe that life begins at conception", he says.
Regan King comments on Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron's recent compromise on Christian morality.
Tim Dieppe comments on a documentary broadcast on Channel 4 this week called ISIS: The Origins of Violence. In it, historian Tom Holland asks what motivates ISIS to commit the appalling acts of violence and genocide that it does. He bravely visits areas close to ISIS control, and exposes that ISIS self-consciously draws on the Qur'an and other texts to justify its violence. Tim wonders if this will put an end to the claim that ISIS has 'nothing to do with Islam'.
Low-conflict divorce has long-term adverse effects on children, a new study shows.
The study, released this week, examined families in 13 countries, and found that low-conflict divorce is more likely to harm a child, than a divorce due to a high-conflict relationship.
It raises serious questions about recent calls for 'no-fault' divorce, which would allow couples to split without having to demonstrate that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Christian Concern works closely alongside pro-life campaigning group Abort67, and many volunteers are Wilberforce Academy graduates. Camilla Olim spent two days with them to find out what it's like being at their displays. Writing about her second day, displaying outside the Department of Health, she discusses election strategy, church engagement, and the importance of collaborating across the pro-life movement to truly instigate change.
The European Court of Justice will today (16 May) hear that the European Commission was wrong to refuse to introduce the One of Us initiative for debate at the European Parliament.
One of Us, a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), called on the commission to block EU funding for activity involving the destruction of human life, including human embryo research and the promotion of abortion outside Europe.
As Christians in the Middle East face extreme persecution and even genocide, our government has so far turned a blind eye and taken no significant steps to combat this.
On 8 June the nation will vote for a new government. Now is the time to get praying and get involved, to make sure that your candidates know what matters most. Our elected politicians are our law makers. Andrea Williams writes.
Our Facebook feeds, twitter accounts, televisions and news outlets will soon be filled with endless stories about campaign promises and the significance of the upcoming elections.
LGBT pressure group Stonewall released its General Election Manifesto last week.
Stonewall is not providing candidates for office but is calling on candidates and parties to "publicly support [its] priorities for LGBT equality."
Christian Concern works closely alongside pro-life activist group Abort67, and many volunteers are Wilberforce Academy graduates. But what it is like being at their displays?
Dr Mike Davidson exposes some of the assumptions and biases in the first episode of BBC 3's documentary 'Queer Britain'. Mike leads Core Issues Trust, a UK charity offering support for those with unwanted sexual feelings and behaviours, including homosexuality.
The normalisation of underage sex is putting young people at risk of sexual exploitation, a national charity has said.
A new report released by The Family Education Trust highlights findings of serious case reviews of sexual exploitation, concluding that a culture which normalises underage sex is to blame.
Christian Concern's Camilla Olim interviews Christian Legal Centre client Noushin, a Muslim convert to Christianity who was granted asylum in the UK in February 2017.
Iran is a nation of rich culture and history. It is modern, developed, and renowned among its visitors for its hospitality.
Regan King comments on news that a new website launched in the USA has published a guide to 'DIY abortions'.
A new website launched in the USA has published a guide to DIY abortions.
Women Help Women (WHW) is an international group of feminist activists which has launched the site including a page entitled: "Using Abortion Pills for Safe Abortion in the USA. Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported (SASS)."