Blogroll: Christian Concern

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Bus driver suspended for personal beliefs

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 11:24
A Norwich bus driver has been suspended and is now facing investigation after refusing to drive a vehicle branded with the Pride rainbow colours.

A Norwich bus driver has been suspended and is now facing investigation after refusing to drive a vehicle branded with the Pride rainbow colours.

He reportedly told passengers in Norwich: “I am not driving this bus because it promotes homosexuality,” before asking passengers to “wait a minute” while he swapped buses.

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Crazy cathedrals and stately street preachers

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 16:31
Christian Concern Communications Manager, Paul Huxley, comments on Norwich Cathedral’s recent decision to install a helter skelter ride in its nave.

Christian Concern Communications Manager, Paul Huxley, comments on Norwich Cathedral’s recent decision to install a helter skelter ride in its nave.

What’s wrong with putting crazy golf courses and helter skelters in cathedrals?

The decision of Norwich Cathedral to install a helter skelter in its nave has ignited debate about the role of cathedrals in our society and exactly how much fun you should be allowed to have in church buildings.

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Sow the seeds of cultural change

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 12:03
In an article for the Spectator this week, Greg Sheridan (foreign editor of The Australian) has argued that “the West cannot survive without a re-energised belief in Christianity”. Christian Concern’s Communications Manager, Paul Huxley, looks at Sheridan’s argument.

In an article for the Spectator this week, Greg Sheridan (foreign editor of The Australian) has argued that “the West cannot survive without a re-energised belief in Christianity”. Christian Concern’s Communications Manager, Paul Huxley, looks at Sheridan’s argument.

The unbeliever is like a child slapping her father while supported by his lap.

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Is there a moral case for conservatism?

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 11:01
The author of Edmund Burke’s Battle with Liberalism has just released his newest engaging book, The Moral Case for Conservatism, published by Wilberforce Publications.

The author of Edmund Burke’s Battle with Liberalism has just released his newest engaging book, The Moral Case for Conservatism, published by Wilberforce Publications.

Author Samuel Burgess argues that conservatism is not simply a political tradition but a moral one, built on Christian foundations, with real power to transform lives.

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God "the only reason" for meth recovery

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:13
A husband and wife in Tennessee saw their lives transform as they fought addictions to meth and other drugs with the help of a Christian program at their church.

A husband and wife in Tennessee saw their lives transform as they fought addictions to meth and other drugs with the help of a Christian program at their church.

Brent Walker’s Facebook post recently went viral, which showed photos of him and his now-wife, Ashley, while addicted to meth in 2016 and then after 2.5 years of sobriety.

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Humanist hypocrisy over Christian assemblies

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 12:58
Atheistic campaign group Humanists UK is supporting a legal challenge over Christian assemblies at Burford Primary School, Oxfordshire.

Atheistic campaign group Humanists UK is supporting a legal challenge over Christian assemblies at Burford Primary School, Oxfordshire.

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EU court deals potential blow to pro-life initiative

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 15:58
The Advocate General in the Grand Chamber case of 'One of Us' has finally issued his opinion suggesting that the European Commission can reject pro-life legislative proposals based solely on political ideology.

If you thought that life, rule of law and respect for democracy were staples of the European Union, the Opinion by the Advocate General in the Grand Chamber case of ‘One of Us’ against the European Commission may make you think otherwise.

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Preaching, not breaching the peace

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 11:32
On Wednesday 31 July, a group of Christian street preachers, including street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi, delivered our street preacher petition to the Home Office, New Scotland Yard and the London Assembly.

Back in February, a video went viral showing street preacher Oluwole Ilesamni being arrested for supposedly breaching the peace.

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Government 'Islamophobia' adviser wants Islamic blasphemy law

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 15:45
Tim Dieppe comments on the new government-appointed adviser to establish a definition of Islamophobia.

Tim Dieppe comments on the new government-appointed adviser to establish a definition of Islamophobia.
 

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Christian patient finally allowed Sunday services

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:10
A Christian patient’s request to have Sunday worship services at a medium secure mental health unit in East London have finally been granted after a year-long legal battle with the NHS on the grounds of religious discrimination.

A Christian patient’s request to have Sunday worship services at a medium secure mental health unit in East London have finally been granted after a year-long legal battle with the NHS on the grounds of religious discrimination.

Freddie O’Neil, 57, is a convicted rapist based in the secure unit at the John Howard Centre in Homerton, East London. He explains how he found Jesus in prison and “immersed [himself] in the Gospel.”

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The dangers of branding conscientious parents 'extremists'

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 17:18
In the second part of two-part series, Carys Moseley comments on the implications of branding conscientious parents ‘extremists.’

In the second part of two-part series, Carys Moseley comments on the implications of branding conscientious parents ‘extremists.’

Last week I criticised the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, Sara Khan’s, response to parents protesting outside primary schools. In a BBC Panorama on ‘Sex Education: The LGBT debate in schools’, she attacked the parents protesting the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) guidelines, saying they were guilty of ‘extremism’.

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Met Police pays damages to Nigerian street preacher after wrongful arrest

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 17:05
A Christian street preacher is to receive £2,500 in exemplary damages from the Metropolitan Police for false arrest, imprisonment and unlawful detention.

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, a Christian street preacher has been offered £2,500 in exemplary damages from the Metropolitan Police in relation to his false arrest, imprisonment and unlawful detention.

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One school's sweeping LGBT indoctrination

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 15:10
There has been plenty of criticism of the way that primary schools are dealing with issues of gender and sexuality – but what’s really going on behind the school gates? One ten-year-old pupil, Kaysey Francis-Austin, has explained the all-encompassing LGBT indoctrination happening at her school – and quite possibly, at schools near you.

There has been plenty of criticism of the way that primary schools are dealing with issues of gender and sexuality – but what’s really going on behind the school gates?

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10-year-old takes a stand against LGBT agenda

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 14:21
South London primary school, Heavers Farm, has once again hit the headlines after expelling two Year Five pupils for opposing LGBT lessons in schools.

South London primary school, Heavers Farm, has once again hit the headlines after expelling two Year Five pupils for opposing LGBT lessons in schools.
 

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Conscientious parents now guilty of 'extremism'?

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 15:51
Carys Moseley comments on the recent BBC Panorama documentary, ‘Sex Education: The LGBT debate in schools.’

Carys Moseley comments on the recent BBC Panorama documentary, ‘Sex Education: The LGBT debate in schools.’

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Write to Foreign Office on Christian Persecution

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 14:23
Write to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to ask for increased support for persecuted Christians.

Write to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to ask for increased support for persecuted Christians.

Email: fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk

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The importance of subsidiarity in the Northern Ireland abortion debate

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 12:03
Roger Kiska comments on Parliament's decision to effectively force abortion onto Northern Ireland.

Roger Kiska comments on Parliament's decision to effectively force abortion onto Northern Ireland. This article was originally posted on Acton Institute and has been republished with permission.

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CofE teaching used as evidence against Christian in court

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 17:55
Andrea Williams explains how Church of England teaching was used as evidence against a Christian in court.

Andrea Williams explains how Church of England teaching was used as evidence against a Christian in court.

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We have "no right to turn a blind eye to transgenderism"

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 17:10
Carys Moseley comments on the importance of David Mackereth’s case.

Carys Moseley comments on the importance of David Mackereth’s case.

The case of David Mackereth, the doctor who is taking the Department of Work and Pensions to court because he refused to be forced to use preferred transgender pronouns is bound to be a landmark case on freedom of conscience among medical professionals and generally public sector workers in the United Kingdom.

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Survey reveals decline in acceptance of same-sex relations

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 16:47
The new British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey suggests that acceptance of same-sex sexual relations is beginning to decline in the UK.

The new British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey suggests that acceptance of same-sex sexual relations is beginning to decline in the UK.
 

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