Christian Concern news this week

Dec 3, 2016 by

At Christian Concern, we welcome the Prime Minister’s comments that Christians should be able to speak about Christmas in the workplace; that we should be proud of our Christian heritage and endorse the position that free speech is a ‘jealously guarded principle’.  We want to encourage and support Theresa May in this and we must pray for her. However, the comments come in a confusing context – an array of other things that don’t quite stack up. The Prime Minister’s comments were...

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CI News: 2 December 2016

Dec 2, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Prime Minister: ‘Christians should be able to share their faith at work’ Equality Watchdog set to slam PC groups which suppress Christianity Family breakdown fears as lawyers call for no fault divorce 300,000 signatures for NI pro-life...

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Ten Years too Soon – My 2006 obituary of Fidel Castro

Nov 26, 2016 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: The following despatch from Havana was published in  the Mail on Sunday on 30th July 2006. I think it holds up pretty well. In Cuba the last Communist God is Dying after decades of Tyranny. But if you thought Fidel Castro was bad, wait till you meet his brother Raul. Sinister black flags fly this week on the windy seafront of Havana, their mourning colour seeming to foretell an approaching death. In fact the dark banners are part of an obscure propaganda war...

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CI News: 25 November 2016

Nov 25, 2016 by

Featured stories 7 in 10 Brits say businesses like Ashers should be free to conscientiously object ‘No plans to legalise cannabis,’ says Home Office ‘Church of England must ditch ‘relevance’ to thrive’: Bishop of Maidstone Bid to silence pro-life group fails, amid university free speech attacks In the news this week: Ashers’ stand is supported by 65 per cent of people, the Government reiterates its opposition to legalising cannabis, and a bid to silence a university pro-life group has...

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Church of England appoints Lord Carlile to review George Bell claim

Nov 23, 2016 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Peer to conduct independent investigation into church’s settlement of sexual abuse claim last year, which led to protests. The Church of England has appointed Alex Carlile to conduct an independent review of its handling of a sexual abuse claim against George Bell, one of the church’s leading figures of the 20th century. In September 2015, the church issued a formal apology when settling a civil claim against Bell, the former bishop of Chichester who died in...

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CI News: 18 November 2016

Nov 18, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Ashers case expected to be referred to Supreme Court Scot Gov ordered to pay Named Person legal costs BBC could broadcast Muslim prayers under new multi-faith plans In the news this week: The Ashers Baking Company case is likely be taken to the Supreme Court, The Scottish Government has been ordered to pay legal costs for its failed Named Person court battle, and the BBC could broadcast Muslim prayers, as part of new multi-faith...

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