Blogroll: Christian Concern

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9 out of 10 Christians say Christianity is being marginalised in society

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 12:33
Tim Dieppe comments on a new survey showing that 93% of Christians believe their faith is being marginalised in society.

Premier Christian Communications has published a survey of nearly 12,000 Christians about what it's like to be a Christian in Britain today. 93% of those surveyed said Christianity is being marginalised in society. Furthermore, half of those responding say they have personally experienced prejudice against their faith.

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Another street preacher cleared of all charges

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:02
Another street preacher was cleared of a public order offence charge last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

Only a week after Mike Overd and Michael Stockwell's public order convictions were overturned at Bristol Crown Court, another preacher has been acquitted of a public order offence charge. 

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Andrew Frost was acquitted last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

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'Keep the Church of England safe': Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez's General Synod speech

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 16:12
Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez spoke at General Synod on the dangerous consequences of Jayne Ozanne's motion to ban therapy for those seeking help for unwanted same-sex attraction.

Professor Robert 'Bobby' Oscar Lopez spoke at General Synod on the dangerous consequences of Jayne Ozanne's motion to ban therapy for those seeking help for unwanted same-sex attraction. Sadly, Ms. Ozanne's motion was passed. 

 

 

My name is Robert Oscar Lopez. I am a professor at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and I bring a message:

Keep the Church of England safe.

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Resignation from the public space: Responding to John Stevens' liberal pluralist vision | Dr. Joe Boot

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:02
Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology Joe Boot critiques John Stevens' pluralistic vision of society,

John Stevens, National Director of FIEC, has written about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats, arguing that Christians should "advocate for a truly plural society" and be "willing to permit sexual freedom to others." Christian Concern's Head of Public Theology, Joe Boot, critiques this pluralistic vision, arguing that Stevens hasn't differentiated between a crime and a sin. We should apply the Bible to all areas, not capitulate to pluralism. 

 

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BMA abortion vote displays 'shocking disrespect for human life'

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 15:10
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a"shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams.

The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a"shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.

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Northern Ireland abortion law appeal successful

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 15:00
The Court of Appeal in Belfast has this week ruled that the courts cannot decide on abortion law in Northern Ireland and that the matter is up to the Stormont assembly.

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has this week ruled that the courts cannot decide on abortion law in Northern Ireland and that the matter is up to the Stormont assembly.

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A Commission for Countering Extremism? | Roger Kiska

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 10:10
Roger Kiska exposes the hidden dangers in the Government's new proposal to create a new 'Commission for Countering Extremism'.

Roger Kiska exposes the hidden dangers in the Government's new proposal to create a new 'Commission for Countering Extremism'.
 

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Calling a Spade a Spade: the Dangers of False Teachings and Jayne Ozanne | Andrea Williams

Fri, 30/06/2017 - 00:00
Andrea Williams looks ahead to next week's Church of England General Synod where some members will try to ban help for people with unwanted homosexual desires.

Andrea Williams looks ahead to next week's Church of England General Synod where some members will try to ban help for people with unwanted homosexual desires. 


Then the Lord said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatriesand the delusions of their own minds."  (Jeremiah 14:14)

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Christian street preachers acquitted of public order offences

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 15:00
Two Christian street preachers have today been acquitted of public order offences, after being convicted in February in what was described as a "modern day heresy trial".

Two Christian street preachers have today been acquitted of public order offences, after being convicted in February in what was described as a "modern day heresy trial".

Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell were found guilty under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 at Bristol Magistrates' Court in February this year, with Prosecutor Ian Jackson claiming that publicly quoting parts of the King James Bible in modern Britain should "be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter".

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BMA abortion vote displays 'shocking disrespect for human life'

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:30
The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a "shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams.

The British Medical Association's vote in favour of decriminalising abortion displays a "shocking disrespect for human life", says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern.

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1,500 doctors protest BMA motion to decriminalise abortion

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:00
Nearly 1,500 doctors have signed an open letter protesting today's motion in favour of allowing abortions up to birth for any reason.

Nearly 1,500 doctors have signed an open letter protesting today's motion in favour of allowing abortions up to birth for any reason.

Around 500 doctors will vote on the motion in favour of decriminalising abortion in Bournemouth on Tuesday 27 June, as part of the British Medical Association's annual conference.

If they vote in favour, the BMA will adopt it as formal policy. It will also lobby the government to change the law.

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We need to break the silence on men and abortion

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 17:30
When it comes to abortion, men are rarely given a platform to discuss their views. If they try, they are often drowned out by outraged screeches of 'no uterus, no opinion!'.

When it comes to abortion, men are rarely given a platform to discuss their views. If they try, they are often drowned out by outraged screeches of 'no uterus, no opinion!'.

So when BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme last week called 'It's my baby too', a half-hour segment focusing on how men are affected by abortion, I was pleasantly surprised.

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GPhC improves guidance on Pharmacists' conscience rights

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 15:10
Christian Pharmacists will be able to do their jobs in line with their Christian convictions following the efforts of Christian Concern and others.

Christian Concern reported earlier this year that the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) had amended its guidance to remove any protection for pharmacists and their legal right to freedom of conscience.

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Islamophobia and Extremism | Tim Dieppe

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:49
In light of the Finsbury Park attack on Monday, Tim Dieppe comments on the relationship between Islamophobia and extremism and the risks to freedom of speech that this poses.

Theresa May described Islamophobia as a form of extremism in her response to the Finsbury Park attack on Monday. Tim Dieppe comments on the relationship between Islamophobia and extremism and the risks to freedom of speech that this poses.

 

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New abortion figures make for grim reading | Regan King

Fri, 16/06/2017 - 16:00
Regan King comments on the latest abortion figures for England and Wales, released by the Department of Health.

Regan King comments on the horrific destruction of life shown by the latest abortion statistics for England and Wales, released by the Department of Health. He says: "Children [have become] commodities of personal convenience and choice and so can be summarily aborted if conditions are considered 'less than ideal'".

 

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The paradise of work | Joe Boot

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 16:50
Wilberforce Academy Director Dr Joe Boot explains why only work which is done in obedience to God can bring blessing.

Since the beginning, man was called to cultivate God's creation into a godly civilisation. Wilberforce Academy Director Dr Joe Boot explains why only work which is done in obedience to God can bring blessing. He also highlights how theft - the antithesis of work and inheritance - is demonstrated through Marxist and culturally Marxist assaults on the family (the God-ordained foundational social and economic unit).

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Tim Farron's resignation shows 'totalitolerance of illiberal elite'

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 09:00
Tim Farron's resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats "demonstrates that Christians are simply not tolerated by the illiberal elite", says Andrea Williams.

Tim Farron's resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats "demonstrates that Christians are simply not tolerated by the illiberal elite", says Andrea Williams.

In his resignation statement, Farron said that to be leader of the Liberal Democrats and "to live as a committed Christian...felt impossible" to him. He added "we are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant society".

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Reflections on the General Election 2017 | Andrea Williams

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 16:30
Andrea Williams reflects on the General Election 2017.

Andrea Williams reflects on the General Election 2017. 


"Righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a reproach to the people."

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Jihad on London Bridge: Defeating the ideology | Tim Dieppe

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00
Tim Dieppe explores the evil ideology of Islamism and its basis in the Qu'ran and the life of Muhammad following the London Bridge terror attack.

Tim Dieppe explores the evil ideology of Islamism and its basis in the Qu'ran and the life of Muhammad following the London Bridge terror attack.
 

 


 

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Pornography is lying to you | Jonathan Saunders

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 12:00
Jonathan Saunders comments on the broken promises of pornography.

Jonathan Saunders comments on the broken promises of pornography.


Access

It's easy to access pornography. You don't have to go to a shop, you just type what you want into your smartphone and get it. And over 80% of teenaged phone owners have smartphones.

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