Blogroll: Christian Concern

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The Truth About Muslim Marriage

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 00:00
Channel 4 broadcast a documentary about Muslim marriages this week, highlighting the fact that many Muslim women are unaware that their Islamic marriages are not legally valid under British law.

Channel 4 broadcast a documentary about Muslim marriages this week, highlighting the fact that many Muslim women are unaware that their Islamic marriages are not legally valid under British law. This leaves them without legal rights if their husband dies or if their marriage breaks down.

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Why the Church of England's anti-bullying guidelines are unacceptable

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 00:00
Over the past ten days much criticism has been made of the Church of England’s guidelines against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Rev. Martin Davie among others has produced a particularly insightful critique that deserves careful attention.

Carys Moseley shows how the Church of England’s anti-bullying guidelines are unloving because they deliberately do not say that all human beings are created male and female. Given that they aim to influence collective worship in schools, and that the Church of England often allows its theology to be shaped by worship, the aim seems to be to influence theology. The guidelines state that disclosing a pupil’s sexual orientation or gender identity to their parents without consent is a breach of confidentiality.

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The Challenge of Islam in the UK

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 12:13
Tim Dieppe writes about the challenge of Islam in the UK, asking how the church should respond. He reviews the increasing influence of Islam, discusses some perspective on the beliefs of Muslims, and then outlines some ways that the church can and should be responding.

Tim Dieppe writes about the challenge of Islam in the UK, asking how the church should respond. He reviews the increasing influence of Islam, discusses some perspective on the beliefs of Muslims, and then outlines some ways that the church can and should be responding. This article was originally published in the Affinity Social Issues Bulletin for November 2017.

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Policy allowing abortion for Northern Irish minors without parental consent exposed

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 00:00
Shocking revelations show that despite Northern Ireland's pro-life laws, the British government plans to offer free abortions to under-16s from Northern Ireland.

Shocking revelations show that despite Northern Ireland's pro-life laws, the British government plans to offer free abortions to under-16s from Northern Ireland. This discovery was accompanied by the disturbing fact that in many cases parental knowledge and consent will not be required.

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Why the transgender issue is not a single issue

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:54
The transgender issue is not a single issue in today’s society that can be conveniently ignored if you don’t want to deal with it.

The transgender issue is not a single issue in today’s society that can be conveniently ignored if you don’t want to deal with it. It is one of the major defining issues of our time – indeed, as there is nothing more basic about being human than being male or female, you could say that this is the defining social and public policy issue of our time.

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The Church is not a safe space

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 12:03
In a new article, Wilberforce Academy director Joe Boot writes about the need for the Church to speak confidently about cultural issues.

In a new article, Wilberforce Academy director Joe Boot writes about the need for the Church to speak confidently about cultural issues.

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Robert Gagnon responds to Church of England's guidance on bullying

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:46
Robert Gagnon, former Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, writes about Archbishop Justin Welby and the Church of England's new advice on handling 'homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying'.

Robert Gagnon, former Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, writes about Archbishop Justin Welby and the Church of England's new advice on handling 'homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying'. Article reproduced by permission.

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Christian maths teacher facing disciplinary hearing after calling pupil born female a 'girl'

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:40
A respected Christian maths teacher at a school in Oxfordshire is facing discipline for 'misgendering' a student. Christian teacher Joshua Sutcliffe faces disciplinary hearing

A respected Christian maths teacher at a school in Oxfordshire is facing discipline for 'misgendering' a student.

Joshua Sutcliffe, from Oxford, began working at the school in September 2015 and currently teaches children aged 11-18. He has achieved excellent results, with his Key Stage 3 students outperforming every parallel class.

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Islamic Extremism Links Emerge

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:19
This week, The Times reported that one of the trustees of Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, Mohammed Sawalha, has been appointed a member of the political bureau of Hamas. According to The Independent, the Mosque claims that it was unaware of the appointment.

This week, The Times reported that one of the trustees of Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, Mohammed Sawalha, has been appointed a member of the political bureau of Hamas.

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New report highlights abortion’s impact on women’s mental health

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 16:13
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has published an in-depth evidence-based review examining the detrimental effects abortion has on women’s health.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has published an in-depth evidence-based review examining the detrimental effects abortion has on women’s health.

Abortion and Women’s Health by medical researcher and Founding Director of Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture in Australia, Dr. Greg Pike, addresses medical professionals, asserting:

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A new abolition movement

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 13:32
Regan King, Campaigns Officer, looks at the parallels between the movement to abolish slavery and the modern-day movement to abolish abortion.

Regan King, Campaigns Officer, looks at the parallels between the movement to abolish slavery and the modern-day movement to abolish abortion.

 

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Court rules student can be expelled for quoting Bible on Facebook

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 12:42
A Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has today lost his case in a judicial review of the university’s decision.

A Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has today lost his case in a judicial review of the university’s decision.

 

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50 Years of Abortion - marking the anniversary

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 13:45
Live updates as Christian Concern and other pro-life groups mark the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act.

50 years ago, on 27th October 1967, the Abortion Act was passed. Since then, more than 8 million pre-born children have been killed in Britain. Read on for updates as pro-life groups including Christian Concern mark the anniversary.

 

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Ex-Transgender Testimonies

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:09
Christian Concern’s Head of Public Policy, Tim Dieppe, reviews ‘Tranzformed’, a documentary that covers transgender issues from a Christian perspective.

Christian Concern’s Head of Public Policy, Tim Dieppe, reviews ‘Tranzformed’, a documentary that covers transgender issues from a Christian perspective.

Transgenderism is gaining prominence in our society with more schools allowing cross-dressing or having gender-neutral bathrooms. The government has proposed relaxing the conditions for people to change gender and it is clear that there is a lot of confusion about this issue both within and outside the church.

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Abort67 unveils new tactic to fast-track change in UK abortion landscape

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 12:59
With increased attention on abortion this month, and with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act on Friday (27 OCT), abortion advocates are keen to present their view of abortion as the status quo.

With increased attention on abortion this month, and with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act on Friday (27 OCT), abortion advocates are keen to present their view of abortion as the status quo.

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Abort67 unveils new tactic to fast-track change in UK abortion landscape

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 12:59
With increased attention on abortion this month, and with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act on Friday (27 OCT), abortion advocates are keen to present their view of abortion as the status quo.

With increased attention on abortion this month, and with the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act on Friday (27 OCT), abortion advocates are keen to present their view of abortion as the status quo.

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Employment tribunal allows censorship of Christian beliefs

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 16:14
A Christian who expressed his view that it was in a child's best interests to be raised by a mother and a father, has lost his case in an Employment Tribunal after being blocked from returning to his role as a non-executive director of an NHS trust.

A Christian who was dismissed as a Magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice, after expressing his view that it was in a child's best interests to be raised by a mother and a father, has lost in case in the Employment Tribunal claiming discrimination, harassment and victimisation against an NHS Trust after being blocked from returning to his role as a non-executive director.

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Employment tribunal allows censorship of Christian beliefs

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 16:14
A Christian who expressed his view that it was in a child's best interests to be raised by a mother and a father, has lost his case in an Employment Tribunal after being blocked from returning to his role as a non-executive director of an NHS trust.

A Christian who was dismissed as a Magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice, after expressing his view that it was in a child's best interests to be raised by a mother and a father, has lost in case in the Employment Tribunal claiming discrimination, harassment and victimisation against an NHS Trust after being blocked from returning to his role as a non-executive director.

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Would the teachings of Islam really prevent sexual abuse scandals?

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 17:19
The Independent published an astonishing article this week, entitled: “How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals”. It is written by Qasim Rashid, an Ahmadiyya Muslim writer and commentator.

The Independent published an astonishing article this week, entitled: “How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals”. It is written by Qasim Rashid, an Ahmadiyya Muslim writer and commentator. This comes after revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s appalling behaviour have been headline news almost continuously for some days.

 

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Asking the Tough Questions: Is Cultural Intolerance of Christianity Hurting Persecuted Christians Abroad?

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:59
Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska, at the invitation of the Hungarian government, has taken part in a gathering of the leading international voices combating Christian persecution and providing Christian aid to areas affected by Islamic extremism.

Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska, at the invitation of the Hungarian government, has taken part in a gathering of the leading international voices combating Christian persecution and providing Christian aid to areas affected by Islamic extremism. In this report, he explains how western governments are failing persecuted Christians worldwide.

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