Britain ‘sleepwalking into losing religious freedoms’ says Christian leader

Nov 24, 2014 by

By Mark Woods, Christian Today: The chief executive of CARE has warned that Britain is in danger of “sleepwalking into losing religious freedoms”. In a speech entitled “Can society be Christian?”, Nola Leach told listeners at the Out of the Silent Church conference in Dundee: “Only 50 years ago liberals supported an ‘alternative culture’, but today they abhor any alternative to their credo. Once a dominant force in Western culture, religion is demoted...

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Connecting Religious and Economic Liberty

Nov 24, 2014 by

By Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse: New data suggest that countries that value and protect religious liberty offer fertile soil for economic liberty to flourish. In a recent article in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, Brian Grim, Greg Clark, and Robert Edward Snyder published their findings that “religious freedom contributes to better economic and business outcomes and that advances in religious freedom are in the self-interest of businesses, government, and societies by...

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The New Intolerance

Nov 23, 2014 by

From First Things: First Things invites you to view a lecture featuring Mary Eberstadt. The lecture, delivered on November 11, 2014 in Washington DC,  addresses the problem of, and possible reactions to, what we’re calling the New Intolerance—the mentality that seeks to intimidate religious believers with charges of “fundamentalism” and “bigotry.” A new, secular “moral majority” is rising in America today. This rising tide of secularism has coincided with, and in some ways is helping to drive,...

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Declining the Price of Citizenship

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: The legal requirement that everyone provide goods and services, employment (even in religious organizations), and housing that contribute to homosexual behavior as a matter of “civil rights” is growing increasingly threatening. Effectively, these legalities act as a “silver bullet” that threatens the destruction of the conservative Christian subculture in America. While it will always be possible for individual Christians to be faithful to God’s commands,...

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Jake Berry MP seeks to extend the freedom of public bodies to pray

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: When Councillor Clive Bone of Bideford Town Council attempted to put a stop to the despicable discriminatory practice of formally beginning their meetings with prayers, the council dismissed his blathering and voted to continue with its divine exhortation and intercessions, as they have done for centuries. When Mr Bone was no longer a councillor, he got together with the National Secular Society to challenge the tradition of prayers constituting part of the council’s...

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The murder of Christians is our guilty secret

Nov 17, 2014 by

By Melanie Phillips, The Times: Barbaric assaults on religious liberty are greeted in the West with an embarrassed silence Canon Andrew White is one of the bravest people I know. For nine years this former Middle East envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has played a key role in freeing hostages in the region, has been the vicar of St George’s church in Baghdad. As such, he has been the emblem and body-armoured defender of Iraq’s Christian community, which has been under murderous...

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