Relationships and Sex Education: Book now for conferences

Jan 2, 2020 by

Relationships and Sex Education: What do I need to know? The new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is being rolled out by the Government in September 2020. Conference: Saturday 25th January 2020 10.30am – 3.30pm The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES Cost: £22 including refreshments and lunch What are the facts about RSE? What material is being    presented to children? What are our responsibilities as churches/parents/governors? How are people responding...

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Pastoral Statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England: A Comment

Jan 25, 2020 by

by Michael Nazir-Ali: The clear stating of the Church’s biblical and historic teaching on the nature of marriage;  that marriage between one man and one woman is the proper context for sexual expression and that sexual relationships outside such an understanding of marriage fall short of God’s purposes (this is one biblical meaning of sin) is very much to be welcomed by all Bible believing and orthodox Christians.  The reference to the Book of Common Prayer regarding the purposes of marriage...

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Letter re Jan 2020 Pastoral Statement

Jan 25, 2020 by

from Radical Inclusion: Your Graces We write to express our anger and disappointment regarding the recent House of Bishops ‘Pastoral Statement’ concerning Same Sex and Opposite Sex Civil Partnerships. Since the public defeat of your ‘Marriage and Same Sex Relationships‘ report to General Synod in 2017, we have waited for you to deliver on your promise of ‘a radical new Christian inclusion’.  We have been patient believing that nothing further would be said regarding sexuality and relationships...

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Legal protections for marriage supporters in Northern Ireland

Jan 25, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Some good news! The Government has confirmed protections for traditional marriage supporters in Northern Ireland as same-sex civil marriage becomes legal in the Province. C4M had raised concerns about the lack of protections for individuals, churches and organisations who disagree with same-sex marriage. Tony Rucinski spoke about this at public meetings in Northern Ireland late last year. The Government has now confirmed the new regulations provide “relevant...

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Government doesn’t know number of grooming gang victims

Jan 25, 2020 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Earlier this week, Lord Pearson continued his questioning of the government over the recent report on police and local authorities’ failures to tackle grooming gangs. The answer revealed that the government has not even estimated the number of victims over the years. Written Question Lord Pearson asked the government a written question about the numbers of victims of grooming gangs: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of...

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“We should not set a position on when is the right time to kill someone who is sick”: MPs debate assisted suicide

Jan 25, 2020 by

from SPUC: A majority of the MPs who spoke in a debate on assisted suicide in Parliament yesterday, called for protecting the vulnerable against suicide, but SPUC’s Alithea Williams warns that the fight is far from over. Yesterday, Christine Jardine, the Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, moved the motion “That this House has considered the law on assisted dying.” The debate took place in Westminster Hall, which means the motion was neutrally worded and there was no vote. However, such...

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No faith in education

Jan 25, 2020 by

by Alexander Boot: Those di- words are clashing all over the place. As we know, DIVERSITY is a social virtue than which nothing greater can possibly be conceived. Conversely, DISCRIMINATION and DIVISIVENESS are the gravest of sins because they undermine DIVERSITY. If you accept this premise, then you’ll be ready to overlook the sheer inanity of Rachel Sylvester’s diatribe in The Times. She argues against Boris Johnson’s plan to create state-funded faith schools. The plan isn’t sacrosanct. One...

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Hundreds of thousands protest abortion, hear Trump speak at March for Life

Jan 25, 2020 by

by Claire Chretien and Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: Pro-life activists from countless backgrounds across the United States marched the streets of Washington, D.C. today for the annual March for Life, where President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to attend and speak at the event. Wednesday was the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which, along with its sister case Doe v. Bolton, imposed abortion on demand across the nation in 1973. At least 60 million...

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CI News: 24 January 2020

Jan 24, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: Politicians vote to criminalise parents for smacking in Wales, a pro-abortion scientist says there’s good evidence that unborn babies feel pain and a student midwife is penalised over her pro-life views. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories Plan to criminalise parents who smack their children given green light by Welsh Assembly Unborn babies may feel pain from 12 weeks, says pro-abortion researcher Isle of Man rejects...

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Church of England reaffirms biblical teaching on sex and marriage—but for how much longer?

Jan 24, 2020 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics: The Church of England’s bishops have issued a pastoral statement responding to the introduction in the UK last month of opposite-sex civil partnerships. It restates Church of England teaching on marriage and sexual relationships, explaining that: ‘For Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity… Sexual relationships outside heterosexual...

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The anti-Christian heart of assisted suicide

Jan 24, 2020 by

by Paul Huxley, Christian Concern: This week in parliament, assisted suicide has been raised, once again, with Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine securing a Westminster Hall debate on ‘The law on assisted dying’. Various attempts to liberalise the law on assisted suicide or euthanasia have been rejected by parliament over the past decade, but Thursday’s debate was the first opportunity to test the views of newly elected MPs. To legalise assisted suicide would be dangerous, unnecessary and...

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