Poll finds atheists thought of as more moral, as Britain drifts away from religious values

Nov 6, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: More than half of British people believe that religion does more harm than good a recent poll has found. Twenty percent of people describing themselves as “very religious” also agreed with that statement. Less than a quarter of those surveyed believe that faith is a force for good. The poll, by Survation for the Huffington Post, found that just eight percent of Britons describe themselves as very religious, whereas more than 60 percent said they were not at...

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Prince Charles: Defender of Faith, Freedom and Religious Liberty

Nov 5, 2014 by

From Cranmer: “It is an indescribable tragedy that Christianity is now under such threat in the Middle East,” says the Prince of Wales in a video message to mark the launch of the Religious Freedom in the World Report 2014, produced by Aid to the Church in Need. In setting out a comprehensive assessment on the threats to religious liberty in 196 countries, the Report reiterates what we already know: Christians are the most persecuted group in the world today, and the leading persecutors are...

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A changing America

Nov 5, 2014 by

by Ed Vitagliano, AFA: In July, George Barna (…) came to American Family Studios to film “Portrait of America” before a live audience. The presentation provides a look into the beliefs and values of American adults. “Portrait of America” will be available at atimetospeak.com along with bonus features released October 1 in conjunction with the debut of “One Generation Away” and “A Time to Speak.” The two documentaries reveal the dangers posed to religious freedom by an increasingly...

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Faith schools ‘must teach gay rights’

Nov 2, 2014 by

by Sian Griffith, Sunday Times: NICKY MORGAN, the education secretary, is to take on Britain’s faith schools by ordering them to teach pupils to be tolerant of other religions and respect lesbian, gay and transgender relationships. The schools have been warned that those that fail to follow new rules on British values will be judged inadequate and could face closure. The move follows snap inspections by Ofsted at 40 schools, including those for Christian and Jewish pupils. They were launched...

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One in 50 clergy don’t believe in God

Oct 29, 2014 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: One in 50 Anglican clergy in the UK believes God is merely a human construct, according to a new survey today. Just eight in ten believe there is a personal God and a further three in 100 believe there is some spirit or life force. And in spite of two millennia of Church doctrine based on determining the mind of God through the Scriptures, nearly one in ten believes: “No-one can know what God is like.” The YouGov survey of more than 1,500 Anglican...

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‘Faith & Thought’ Conference on Homosexuality

Oct 21, 2014 by

By Dr Peter May: These are notes of the main points taken from a Day Conference  in London organised by the evangelical, non-denominational Victoria Institute in October 2014. Papers were given on Scientific, Social, Biblical and Pastoral aspects of Homosexuality, to be published in their journal Faith & Thought in April 2015. Scientific Aspects:   by Eleanor Whiteway, Cambridge Researcher with Faraday Institute Working with Dr Denis Alexander, her talk was a foretaste of a major paper due...

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