Blogroll: Christian Concern
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A letter to the Home Secretary has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds, warning against the adoption of a proposed definition of Islamophobia. Christian Concern’s Tim Dieppe explains the problems with the definition as outlined in the letter.
An open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds, warning the government against adopting a proposed definition of Islamophobia.
The International Association of Athletics Federations recently introduced new rules on testosterone levels for female runners. This rule largely affects those with intersex conditions, such as the 800 meters women’s Olympic champion, Caster Semenya. However, Athletics South Africa is now set to appeal this ruling. Carys Moseley comments on the situation and explains why the ruling is necessary.
Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, comments on the recent debate in the House of Lords on the subject of grooming gangs.
Baroness Cox secured a short debate in the House of Lords on the subject of grooming gangs this week.
The question for debate was:
Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, argues that the Church has progressively stepped away from its legacy of cultural apologetics, and – in line with the changing culture – has begun preaching only a gospel message of personal salvation. This has opened the door to a charge of progressivism against Christian values, which only a reformation in the Church can turn around.
Promises made. Promises broken. Promises kept again.
Next week, the case of former magistrate Richard Page will be heard before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Richard initially faced discipline for saying, in private, that a child does best with a mother and a father. Legal Counsel, Roger Kiska, comments on why this case “represents a watershed moment in the nation’s history.”
Tim Dieppe reviews The Virtue of Nationalism, by Israeli academic Yoram Hazony. Hazony writes in defence of national freedom as opposed to imperialism and shows how the Bible sets the vision for a world of independent nations. He explains that you are either a nationalist or an imperialist and is clear that the new liberalism is imperialistic and starting to restrict basic freedoms in many nations.
Professor Walter R. Schumm, author of Wilberforce Publications book Same-Sex Parenting Research, looks at further studies that have been carried out since the book was published and finds that the research backs up his original conclusions: same-sex parenting does more harm to children than heterosexual parenting.
Following the recent controversy over the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau and the punishment of Billy Vunipola, Communications Officer, Rebekah Moffett, comments on how any view that criticises a homosexual lifestyle is increasingly being pushed out of the public square, and concludes that we must uphold Christians’ freedom of speech, even if their views are contrary to modern Western culture.
The court transcripts for the Felix Ngole case are dense and complicated, below we have pulled out some of the exchanges that highlight how much is riding on the outcome of this case for Christian freedoms. We have also included inspiring quotes from religious freedoms barrister, Paul Diamond, from his defence of Felix in court. The three judges presiding over the case are Lord Justice Irwin, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Sir Jack Beatson. Ms Hannett is counsel for the University of Sheffield.
Why the push for same-sex 'marriage' in the British Overseas Territories is a cause for global concern
This month, the government of the Cayman Islands won the right to appeal a Supreme Court judgment which would introduce gay ‘marriage’. But the push for same-sex ‘marriage’ appears to be global. Carys Moseley comments on the threat it poses to traditional marriage and Christianity.
Back in February, Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska appeared before a parliamentary select committee as the only pro-life representative, giving evidence on the issue of decriminalising abortion in Northern Ireland. The evidence he presented moved some members to take up his position. Roger now comments on the report published by the House of Commons, which sadly promotes the liberalisation of abortion.
A Christian school worker is to challenge a Gloucestershire school academy’s decision to dismiss her for gross misconduct. She was dismissed after she shared two Facebook posts that raised concerns about Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at another school in the same village - her own child’s Church of England Primary School.
A pro-life student university group has launched a legal challenge against the University of Aberdeen after its attempts at affiliation were repeatedly rejected by the Students’ Union based on their policy barring pro-life societies on campus.
The Times recently reported on the resignation of several clinicians from the Gender Identity Service, with claims that the clinic was essentially experimenting on vulnerable children by pushing them into ‘gender transitioning’. Carys Moseley argues that while the debate on the ethics of gender reassignment is opening up, not enough is being done to get to the real truth of the matter.
Another day in court: another assault on our Christian beliefs.
Andrea Williams comments on the important case of Felix Ngole and how it shows that key Christian freedoms are at stake: an alignment to LGBT ideology is cutting many people out of public life.
New draft guidelines designed to speed up the abortion process were published today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). They advise that women should be able to book an abortion without seeing a GP or having counselling. Tim Dieppe discusses the dangers of introducing these new guidelines.
Rebekah Moffett, communications officer at Christian Concern, discusses the recent findings by the think tank, Centre for Social Justice, which have revealed that the UK is a ‘world leader’ in family breakdown.
Last month, the Royal College of Physicians announced its plans to adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying. Now, several top committee members have resigned following the controversial move. Tim Dieppe comments on the controversial process involved in their change of stance.
The UK government has announced that divorce laws in England and Wales are to be overhauled for the first time in nearly 50 years, in another move to undermine the nature of marriage.