Blogroll: Christian Concern
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After a vote in the House of Commons last week in favour of decriminalising abortion, Regan King analyses the Johnson bill and urges us to be pro-life.
"We must cultivate a helpful and hope-filled willingness to not only call people away from what is bad, but to simultaneously point people to what is good and make adequate provisions to accomplish that good," he says.
Andrea Williams comments on a BBC Radio 4 programme discussing last week's 'headscarf ruling' by the Court of Justice at the European Union. She says that "the integration of new faiths cannot result in the undermining the Judeo-Christian foundations of our free society".
But this is exactly what is happening, and the experience of the Christian Legal Centre proves it. "We must not ignore this reality which has brought great life and flourishing to our nation," she says.
Tim Dieppe comments on the attack in Westminster this week. He points out that the Islamic State have been encouraging this kind of attack for some time, and that there have been a number of similar attacks across Europe in the last year.
Tim Dieppe reviews Dr Joe Boot's The Mission of God.
Marius and Ruth Bodnariu are going to Strasbourg to challenge the removal of their children by Norwegian authorities. The five children were taken into care in November 2015 after a state agency challenged the Christian couple's approach to discipline. The family is now reunited but Marius and Ruth are taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights to protect other families. They are being supported by the Christian Legal Centre.
A bill to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales passed its first reading in the House of Commons this week.
Labour MP Diana Johnson's Ten Minute Rule Bill, which is being backed by abortion giant BPAS, would effectively remove all legal restrictions on abortion.
MPs voted 172 to 142 in favour of the radical proposal.
The world is changing fast, especially in the area of sex and sexuality. It can feel like we don't know how to respond as Christians. But the Bible has wisdom for every generation. Christian Concern's Jonathan Saunders takes an extended look at Romans 1 and explores how it reveals the theology of the sexual liberation movement. What Paul wrote nearly two thousand years ago gives us confidence that God is still in control and Christians have no need to panic.
Andrea Williams, Chief Executive of the Christian Legal Centre, responds to the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on religious symbols.
Much has been made, in the last 24 hours, of the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling in the G4S Secure Solutions case.
Christian Concern's Tim Dieppe comments this week on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK, and how it can be tackled. He argues that the police are not taking the practice seriously and that cultural relativism is to blame. He supports a recommendation for an annual inspection, to help curb this abusive practice.
Christian Concern's Camilla Olim comments this week on various recent abortion-related news items, including Diana Johnson's bill to decriminalise abortion, premature babies surviving at 23 weeks, and Marie Stopes offering abortion over the phone.
"The contrasts here are stark and sobering; a depiction of our society's increasing confusion regarding its value for human life," she writes. "If progress means a society where all can flourish, then surely we are regressing."
Healthcare workers should do more to talk to dying patients about faith, experts have said.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised health workers and care workers to do more to discuss patients’ social, cultural and religious preferences.
It comes as a 2016 report showed that spiritual wishes were only documented for one in seven people dying in English hospitals, who were able to communicate in their final days.
A television presenter has been issued a warning by the BBC, after she said that men who have had 'sex reassignment' surgery are not real women.
Dame Jenni Murray, the host of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, was issued an impartiality warning after an ITV presenter complained.
Murray had said in an article in the Sunday Times that a sex change can't make a man a "real woman".
The Christian Legal Centre's Roger Kiska explains the importance of signing the European Citizens' Initiative [ECI]; Mum, Dad & Kids.
Christian Concern is the national campaign leader for the ECI Mum, Dad & Kids. An ECI is a unique tool of the European Union which allows you, the citizen, to directly propose new legislation to the European Commission and European Parliament if the Initiative can gather 1 million signatures within the period of one year.
A student union temporarily banned a university society from social media, after it challenged the university's position on censorship.
Lincoln University's Conservative Society had posted an image online showing that in a recent report, the university was ranked as "very intolerant".
Wilberforce Academy Director Dr Joe Boot comments this week on the book of Ecclesiastes and the lessons that we can learn from it, with regards to society's continuous attempt to revolutionise social order.
A 1000-page report was released this week highlighting the continuing threat from 'home-grown' terrorists, alongside news that security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013.
Please pray for Christian Legal Centre lawyer Roger Kiska, as he presents oral arguments before the Court of Justice of the European Union in an historic case, on March 14.
Roger will be speaking on behalf of the European Citizen's Initiative, One of Us, and the 1.9 million Europeans who signed the initiative to protect the unborn child. Roger will speak only a day after Diana Johnson's 10 minute ruling on completely decriminalising abortion.
Christian Legal Centre lawyer Roger Kiska comments on Mike Overd and Michael Stockwell's conviction this week.
He emphasises why this case "sets an incredibly dangerous precedent", because a nation's value for freedom of expression is "a barometer of how healthy a democracy is... February 28 therefore is a sad day in this nation; a day in which the historical practice of street preaching, freedom of religion and freedom of speech lost their value in the eyes of the Bristol court."