Church attended by John Stott now offers yoga and mindfulness

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: St Paul’s Church in Cambridge is a large red brick building situated on Hills Road on the way to the train station if you’re travelling from the town centre. Its architecture is typical of a number of churches built in the second half of the 19th century as part of a renewed commitment from the Church of England to urban mission in the context of rapidly expanding populations at the time. Many of these buildings were home to an evangelical ministry: St...

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Ex-cop sues cops over ‘hate speech’

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Tim Dieppe comments on ­­the case of Harry Miller, who is suing the police over their policy on ‘hate speech’. Former police officer, Harry Miller lives in Lincoln and is a director of a business that employs some 70 people. One day in January he received a call from his office saying that the police had turned up there and wanted to speak to him. He called the police and spoke to PC Mansoor Gull who told him that an anonymous person had reported him for hate...

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From same-sex maths questions to queer icons, Stonewall launches LGBT-inclusive curriculum for primary schools

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Lily Wakefield, Pink News: Stonewall has launched a curriculum guide to help primary schools make all subjects LGBT-inclusive ahead of comprehensive relationships education becoming compulsory next year. From September 2020, inclusive relationships and sex education will be statutory, which the guide says “will provide an additional impetus for primary schools to look again at their approach to LGBT inclusion”. Creating an Inclusive Curriculum was funded by the Government Equalities Office...

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Pope embraces anti-semitic imam who wants Christian converts killed

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Hours before Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment on Friday, he warmly embraced Grand Imam Al-Tayeb, who has expressed his desire that Muslims who convert to Christianity should be executed. The world’s best-known Muslim leader has also called homosexuality a disease, referred to human rights as “ticking time-bombs” and has endorsed suicide attacks against Jewish men, women and children. Earlier that day in the pontiff’s address to the...

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Freedom of religion or belief ‘continues to be a priority’ for the UK

Nov 19, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The Government has told the United Nations that freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) “continues to be a priority for the United Kingdom”.  In a statement marking the end of the UN’s 34th Universal Periodic Review of human rights, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said that the Government remained “deeply concerned by the scale and severity of violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world”. Lord Ahmad, the Government’s...

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Tragic trans boys who want to be girls again are ignored

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, TCW: THE experiences of a growing number of young women who were encouraged to ‘transition’ to male and now bitterly regret doing so have put the issue of so-called gender freedom under a worrying new spotlight. In a Telegraph article, Joani Walsh has lifted the lid on what is really going on in the trans world. She tells how young women are complaining that their underlying psychological issues were not addressed in the rush to get them to take puberty-blockers and cross-sex...

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Southern LGBTQ health survey’s alarming statistics raise serious question

Nov 19, 2019 by

Rev. Mark H. Creech, Christian Post: A couple of weeks ago, the Campaign for Southern Equality, in partnership with Western NC Community Health Services, released results from their 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey. Both groups are based in Asheville, N.C., and say that this is the most extensive study of its kind on the LGBTQ community in the southern U.S. The research took 18 months to complete and according to the Asheville Citizen-Times, “spotlights unique struggles in mental health, HIV,...

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His material is darkly anti-Christ, but BBC peddles Pullman’s myths

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: PHILIP Pullman is one of the most talented and influential of contemporary children’s authors.  He’s a powerfully imaginative storyteller, his prose passing that litmus test of appealing as much to adults as to children. It has taken the BBC a surprisingly long time to catch up with him. Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy was first published in the mid to late 1990s. The National Theatre got there years ago, with a dramatisation of Northern Lights....

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Chick-fil-A pulls support from Christian groups branded by LGBT lobby ‘anti-gay’

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: For years Chick-fil-A has risen the fast-food ranks thanks in no small part to its proud Christian identity. But in a stunning reversal, the chicken restaurant announced Monday that it will end charitable donations to several Christian groups branded by pro-LGBT activists as “anti-gay.” For years, LGBT activists have attempted to brand Chick-fil-A as “hateful” due to CEO Dan Cathy’s stated opposition to same-sex “marriage” and the company’s donations to social...

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Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report

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by John Longhurst, RNS: A “wake-up call.” That’s what Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called a new report showing there may be no members left in the mainline Canadian denomination in 20 years. The report, which was commissioned by the church, was delivered to the Council of General Synod meeting November 7-9 in Mississauga, Ontario. “Projections from our data indicate that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by...

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