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How evidence, rights, freedoms and conscience are trampled through view-point discrimination under the UK’s aggressive secular state.
From Core Issues Trust: […] on-going media reports indicate that the UK government is considering criminalising professionals offering help to clients wanting to end homosexual feelings and behaviours. Already an effective ban is in place on such support through the country’s leading mental health organisations against their members responding to such client requests. Training, continuing […]
Conversations about what?
By Martin Down, CEN: Now that the process of the Church of England’s Facilitated or Shared Conversations is finally cranking into motion, it would be good to ask what these conversations are supposed to be about. What will their agenda be? It is perfectly clear, not least from the correspondence columns of The Church of […]
New fire in London
By Richard Chartres, Anglican Ink: The decline in the active membership of the Church of England as a whole in the last quarter of the 20th century was mirrored and exaggerated in London. Many of the congregations were ageing and found it difficult to engage the young people who were flooding into the capital from […]
Uni reverses ban of anti-IS speaker in free speech victory
From The Christian Institute: A student union that banned a secularist speaker because she may offend Muslims has reversed its decision following public pressure. The atheist society at Warwick University had applied to Warwick Student Union (SU) to allow them to host ex-Muslim and activist Maryam Namazie to speak about secularism at an event in […]
Bishop of Maidstone consecration and new website.
Report from Reform. On Wednesday [23rd September], in a service led by Justin Welby at Canterbury Cathedral, Rod Thomas was consecrated as the Bishop of Maidstone. It was great to see so many people gathered to pray for him as he begins this new ministry. He has been appointed to enable conservative evangelicals to flourish in […]
Canada: Same-sex marriage ‘theologically possible,’ says commission
By Tali Folkins, ENS: The Anglican Church of Canada may want to look at same-sex marriages as partaking “in the same covenant” as heterosexual unions, but “on somewhat different terms,” and possibly involving alternate liturgies, recommends the report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon, released Sept. 22. Just as the New Testament describes the […]
Blatant Bias on Display in ECUSA’s South Carolina Case
By A S Haley, Stand Firm: Before the oral arguments yesterday in The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina v. Episcopal Church in the Supreme Court of South Carolina, your Curmudgeon had heard mention of the fact that one of the five justices who would be hearing the case was active in […]
Warning to Synod voters: some ‘evangelicals’ are not as they seem.
By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A letter from the Southwark Diocesan Evangelical Union to its members says this: Dear all, The General Synod election addresses and ballot papers are now out. The SDEU committee urges all members of the mailing list to use their vote and help shape the composition of the next General Synod. […]
The Church must challenge the State’s fuzzy ‘British Values’
From Archbishop Cranmer: Fundamental British values have been defined by the Government as: “the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” According to Andrew Gilligan’s piece in the Telegraph on Home Office plans for the mandatory registration of all faith leaders, extremism is defined by […]
Most people in England are still Christian, says new study
by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Christianity is far from extinct in Britain and nearly six out of ten people still say they are Christian, according to a new report. Most people like the Christians they know. Even those who say they are not Christian are open to finding out more about the faith. The survey […]
- Michael Brown on 8 Principles to Win the Homosexuality Debate (Author Interview)
- Christian NHS worker disciplined for giving book to Muslim colleague wins permission to appeal
- Swedish bishop wants to remove crosses from church and mark direction of Mecca to make it more inviting for Muslims
- CitizenGo Petition for Dr Church: Final Hearing 7th October.
- On Day One of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first
- Yes, the Pope met a gay priest — that doesn’t mean Catholic doctrine is about to change
- Chartres’ Lambeth Lecture: The Church must be ‘vision-led and not problem-led’
- Transgender parenting
- Christ is the stairway to heaven
- “Time is running out” to save Christians in Middle East, stresses Lord Carey