Press Statement by the Church of Uganda on the Launch of 40th Anniversary of the Commemoration of Archbishop Janan Luwum

Jan 19, 2017 by

Fellow Ugandans and all people of God, on 16th February 1977, the Most Rev. Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire was murdered and martyred by then Idi Amini, the President of Uganda. This year, on 16th February 2017 we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his martyrdom at Mucwini in Kitgum District where the body of Late Janan Luwum was hurriedly buried by the Amin’s soldiers. The Church of Uganda appreciates His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the...

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Remnant in Scotland find hope through Gafcon

Jan 19, 2017 by

In this video, Revd David McCarthy, rector of St Thomas’s Edinburgh, laments the crisis which hit the Scottish Episcopal Church in June 2016 when the General Synod rejected the bible’s teaching by voting to change the church’s Canon on marriage. However, reminded how in the recent past the Gafcon Primates came to the aid of Anglicans in North America, David and fellow orthodox Anglicans in Scotland are encouraged by support from within the wider communion and ask for our prayers. You can watch...

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Second Cathedral Embroiled In Muslim Prayer Controversy

Jan 19, 2017 by

by Liam Deacon, Breitbart: Gloucester Cathedral has provoked controversy by hosting an event featuring the Islamic call to prayer, as well as Buddhist chanting, Rasta drumming, and a Pagan rock band in an event just days after a Scottish cathedral was criticised by hosting Muslim prayers denying the divinity of Jesus Christ. The ‘Faith’ exhibition by artist Russell Haine, held inside the Christian monument, features 37 portraits of individuals from different belief systems, including...

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Policing criticism of Islam: the new Star Chamber

Jan 19, 2017 by

by Tom Slater, spiked: Newspapers are being forced to recant their questioning of Islam. ‘We are happy to make clear that Islam as a religion does not support so-called “honour killings”.’ Last August that sentence appeared in the corrections pages of both the Sun and the Mail Online. Why had these newspapers suddenly felt inclined to weigh in on this contentious theological debate? Because a complaint had been made against them to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), the...

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UK community refugee sponsorship scheme resettled just 2 Syrian families in 6mos since launch

Jan 19, 2017 by

from RT.com: Only two Syrian families have been resettled by the UK government’s community refugee sponsorship program half a year since the plan was adopted by Britain’s home secretary and the archbishop of Canterbury. The charity group Open Society Foundations has slammed the scheme as ineffective and lost in red tape, saying there were “dozens of community groups ready and willing to take the burden for resettling refugees off the government’s shoulders, but their applications have been...

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Why the Government should boost the marriage allowance

Jan 19, 2017 by

by Ranil Jayawardena MP, Conservative Home: As a pretty traditional sort of Conservative, I believe that families are the central blocks of building a society that works for everyone. That’s why I believe that it is the responsibility of all Governments – of whatever hue – to remove the obstacles that might discriminate against families. Families come in all shapes and sizes. Over the last few decades, British society has experienced an unprecedented change in its attitudes towards family,...

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Speaker John Bercow: I’m thrilled the Commons has been recognised as top LGBT employer

Jan 19, 2017 by

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow writes for PinkNews as the Commons is named for the first time as one of the UK’s top 100 employers for LGBT people via Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. Ask any forward-thinking employer, and they’ll tell you that people perform better when they can be themselves. Providing a working environment where people feel comfortable, happy, and accepted – without exception – is not only a savvy business move, but simply the right thing to do. That’s why I’m so...

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Archbishops call on Queen to repent of being Supreme Governor of the Church of England

Jan 18, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: In this 500th anniversary year of an obscure monk called Martin Luther banging his 95 Theses onto the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, the event which history marks as the beginning of the Reformation, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement which coincides with the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Acknowledging that the Reformation “was a process of both renewal and division amongst Christians in Europe”, they note that many...

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British Values Oath – Oppressive, Intolerant and Authoritarian

Jan 18, 2017 by

Petition from CitizenGo: At the end of last year, Dame Louise Casey released her report “The Casey Review: a review into opportunity and integration.” The report highlighted deep segregation within our society and proposed some solutions to this problem, one of which is the swearing of a “British Values” oath for all holders of public office. Recently, the Dame gave oral evidence on this report in which she said: “…it is not okay for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay...

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Number of refugees granted asylum in Britain after claiming being gay soars by 450 per cent in just five years

Jan 18, 2017 by

by Charlie Moore, Mailonline: The number of refugees claiming asylum in Britain because being gay puts them in danger in their own country has increased by 450 per cent in just five years. Figures show that 1,115 people claimed asylum due to their sexuality in 2014 compared with just 200 in 2010. The increase follows a Supreme Court judgment in 2010 which greatly widened the scope of protection for homosexual asylum seekers. The ruling concluded that if a person has to live discreetly and...

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