Religious Liberty and the Fracturing of Civil Society

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Andrew T Walker, Public Discourse: A humane civil society requires an ecosystem of religious freedom. The first lesson in civics received by most children in America is that America is a great “melting pot,” or perhaps a large patterned quilt sewn together with many unique squares. These images are meant to convey the essence of America’s motto: E pluribus unum (“out of many, one”). American children are also taught that our country came to be thanks to a faithful, dissenting remnant—the...

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Stand Against Ofsted as They Criticise Jewish Schools for Failing to Teach About Same-Sex Relationships

Jul 17, 2016 by

Petition from CitizenGo: Earlier this month, two Orthodox Jewish schools in north London, the Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass School and Beis Malka Girls’ School, were both criticised by Ofsted for failing to teach about same-sex relationships. Ofsted accused the schools of falling short of required standards because discussion of same-sex relationships and other lifestyles is not taught at the schools. Rather, the school leaves such matters to be discussed at home with parents. Ofsted state the...

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Barnabas Fund calls for a national conversation about anti-Christian prejudice and bullying

Jul 15, 2016 by

from Barnabas Fund: This week saw one of the two candidates to become simultaneously leader of the UK’s Conservative Party and Prime Minister drop out, leaving her rival to claim the crown without any further voting. The reason Andrea Leadsom withdrew was a sustained media campaign against her that by Friday last week was being described by seasoned political commentators as “feral” and based on prejudice towards her Christian faith. It was being claimed that her support for traditional...

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Gay Agenda’s Attacks on Christianity Leave Former Lesbian ‘Frustrated’

Jul 15, 2016 by

by Janet Boynes, Charisma: The body of Christ worldwide is challenged to respond to the issue of homosexuality. While the acceptance of homosexuality has accelerated faster in some nations than in others, the fact remains that Christians in all countries face the challenge of responding with love and truth to all those who struggle in this area. While damage has undoubtedly been done by the watering down of the gospel, immeasurable damage has also been done when truth has been preached in word...

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Christian freedom remains under threat

Jul 14, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, Comment Central: With a crowd cheering the arrest of a Christian street preacher last week in Bristol city centre for causing a ‘disturbance’ while exhorting people to “obey God and keep His commands”, who can honestly deny that Christian freedom is at grave risk in our country? One can of course question the evangelist wisdom of certain types of street preaching. But why jeer a preacher in a shopping precinct for saying something one disagrees with? Why not just walk on by?...

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How bad will it get? Bracing for religious persecution in the West

Jul 14, 2016 by

by Lea Singh, LifeSite: A poignant passage in Immaculée Ilibagiza’s book Left to Tell recounts how her father, a proud and prominent Tutsi in their village, resisted leaving Rwanda in the spring of 1994, shortly before the genocide. The signs of brewing violence were becoming increasingly obvious, but Ilibagiza’s father was determined to be a sign of hope for his Tutsi community. He remained almost incomprehensibly optimistic, refusing to believe that the worst could happen. So,...

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