Obama’s malice, May’s shame. Drain the UN swamp

Dec 27, 2016 by

by Melanie Phillips: President Obama’s refusal to veto the sickening UN Security Council resolution against Israel yesterday was an act of pure malice. The resolution, demanding an immediate halt to all Israeli “settlement” construction, was proposed by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal...

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What are people ‘really’ celebrating at Christmas?

Dec 27, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Around this time of year, there comes a recurrent debate about what people are ‘really’ doing when they celebrate Christmas. A while ago, there was a programme on Radio 4 exploring the origins of the tunes of carols. For example, the tune for Good King Wenceslas was...

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Church And State Should Be Separate Because Britain Is No Longer A Christian Country, Says Report

Dec 26, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church of England’s position as the established church with the Queen as Supreme Governor is “no longer tenable” and needs a rethink, according to a report today. As churchgoing and belief in God continues to decline, the public role of...

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Law and religion round-up – 25th December

Dec 26, 2016 by

Charity and the advancement of religion On Monday the Charity Commission for England & Wales published its decision to reject an application from The Temple of the Jedi Order to register as a charitable incorporated organisation with purposes including “to advance the religion of Jediism, for...

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Iraqi Christians Celebrate First Christmas Since ISIS Driven Out Of Ancient Towns

Dec 26, 2016 by

Christian Today: A few hundred Iraqi Christians flocked on Saturday to Bartella, a northern town recently retaken from Islamic State, to celebrate Christmas for the first time since 2013. Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when it fell to Islamic...

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Palestinians: The Nightmare of Christians

Dec 26, 2016 by

by Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute: Without question, Samir Qumsieh is one of the most courageous Christian leaders in the Middle East. Qumsieh is one of the few willing to risk his life to speak out against Muslim persecution of Christians in the Palestinian territories and the Middle...

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Who were the Magi from the East?

Dec 26, 2016 by

by Scott Lively, Defend the Family: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star [rising] in the east and have come to worship him.’ . . . and the...

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Let’s start calling them ‘biology deniers’

Dec 26, 2016 by

by Matt Walsh, The Blaze: Earlier in the week National Geographic unveiled its January cover story. They are profiling a confused and abused young boy who thinks he’s a girl. Of course, he isn’t presented as someone who is confused and abused. Rather he’s presented as a boy who is actually a girl,...

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Cairo rips Canterbury selection of Egyptian to archbishop’s Task Group

Dec 26, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Archbishop of Egypt has greeted the news of the appointment of the Dean of Alexandria to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group with some small concern. The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis has told members of his leadership team that he very much doubts the Very Rev....

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2016 in Review (Updated 7 Jan)

Dec 26, 2016 by

Newest posts at the top IRD’s Top 10 Church News Stories in 2016 2016: The year the worm finally turned by Herbert Purdy 2016: A review by Professor Anand Menon, the UK in a Changing Europe IRD’s Top 10 Church News Stories in 2016 by Jeffrey Walton, IRD 5 Takeaways from 2016—and their implications...

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