Christianity in Britain must innovate to survive

May 26, 2016 by

From Theos: The newly published report into Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales from  the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary’s University makes for bracing reading. Although not primarily about non-religiosity that is how it has been reported.  This was not, as its author Stephen Bullivant suggested at the report’s launch in Parliament which I chaired this morning, really newsworthy. It has, after all, been reported quite a few times already, although the depth and detail of this report...

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Muslims Think US ‘Has Gone Completely Insane’ Over LGBT Issues, Muslim Leader Says

May 26, 2016 by

By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post: Peaceful Muslims who live outside the United States think American society “has gone completely insane” over LGBT issues, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf said on a Monday panel hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. After discussing President Barack Obama’s edict directing all public schools to base their bathroom use policies upon gender identity rather than biological sex, the moderator turned to Yusuf to ask how...

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Anglicans in the Middle East

May 26, 2016 by

My first exposure to St Andrew’s Church in Abu Dhabi for the Sunday morning service was in May when I attended a consultation in the country. Chris Sugden Evangelicals Now June 2016 After the Friday service at Holy Trinity Dubai A Nigerian non-stipendiary minister whose wife worked in the oil and gas industry led the service. We were 13 in all, from the UK, Philippines, North America and South Asia and met over coffee after the service. Day of worship The day of worship poses a real question:...

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Archbishop addresses Church of Scotland General Assembly

May 25, 2016 by

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Church of Scotland General Assembly this morning. It’s a huge privilege to be here, and I want to thank you, Moderator, and all of you for your wonderful warm welcome. I want to say want a special privilege it is to stand in the place of so very many distinguished guests speakers who’ve spoken before me here. And I must say it’s cosier than the General Synod. (Laughter.) You know there are distinct differences between the bones of Becket...

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A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society

May 25, 2016 by

by Stella Morabito, Public Discourse: President Obama’s transgender directive isn’t about civil rights or bathroom use. It’s about state control over personal relationships. As usual, tyranny comes disguised as “civil rights.” The latest exhibit of this general rule is President Obama’s directive that seeks to force a transgender bathroom, locker room and dorm policy on the entire nation, starting with schoolchildren. Many of us are taken aback by this news, but we really shouldn’t be. The...

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Canada Hopes to Jail People Who Stand Against Transgenderism

May 25, 2016 by

by Jennifer LeClaire, Charisma News: The slippery slope is slicker than we thought—and it could land Bible-believing Christians into a cold, dark jail cell. At least in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a troubling statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. I agree, as he says, that everyone deserves to live free of stigma, persecution and discrimination. I agree, as he says, that all people—regardless of sexual orientation or gender...

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WATCH: A third of pro-choice women change their view of abortion after seeing this viral video

May 25, 2016 by

by Ben Johnson, LifeSite: It caused a sensation when it debuted, being viewed millions of times in just three months. And now a four-minute-long viral video is dramatically changing hearts and minds about abortion. One-third of women who said they hold “pro-choice” views on abortion had a more negative view of abortion after watching even part of the video, and nearly as many called for abortion to be more strictly regulated. Dr. Anthony Levatino, who performed more than 1,200 abortions before...

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VIDEO: Countering Radical Islam – A Moderate Muslim Speaks Out

May 25, 2016 by

From Gatestone Institute: How did a terrorist cell find safe haven in a Muslim community in Brussels and carry out two successful terrorist attacks over four months? “Who are the voices of moderate Islam?,” asks Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a founder of the Muslim Reform Movement. “Who are the voices that can take back Islam from the radicals?” The West’s focus on fighting Islamic “militants” is failing, and needs to be replaced by a “tough love”...

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Anglican Leader Says Archbishop Welby ‘Half-Right’ Telling Christians Not to Talk About Faith

May 25, 2016 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A conservative Anglican leader is defending Justin Welby’s comment that Christians shouldn’t talk about their faith in public by explaining that the archbishop’s statement is “half-right.” At an interfaith event held in London earlier this month, the head of the 88 million-member Anglican Communion drew a line between evangelism and proselytizing by saying: “I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting...

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Obama Appoints Transgender Activist to Faith-Based Advisory Council

May 24, 2016 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: President Barack Obama has named a transgender woman to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House announced earlier this month that Barbara Satin, the assistant faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, was named as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which advises the president on how to improve partnerships to serve Americans in...

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