Church in Syria and Iraq could ‘vanish’ if Islamic State regroups, new report claims

Oct 25, 2019 by

by Charles Collins, Crux: A new report says Christians are faring better in conflict-ravaged regions in the Middle East, but the precarious situation means the Church could vanish in places like Syria and Iraq if Islamist groups mounted another campaign in the region. Produced by the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the annual report – called Persecuted and Forgotten? – was as launched on Wednesday at the UK Parliament in London. The report found that the...

read more

Transgender dispute splits Stonewall

Oct 25, 2019 by

By Greg Hurst, The Times: Prominent supporters have split from Stonewall, the gay rights charity, in protest over its transgender stance. The breakaway group, called the LGB Alliance, was agreed at a meeting in London on Tuesday, where speakers included Simon Fanshawe and Miranda Yardley. It will launch early next year. The alliance describes its mission as “asserting the right of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men to define themselves as same-sex attracted”, saying: “Gender is a social...

read more

Only God can save Western civilisation

Oct 25, 2019 by

by Will Jones,Faith and Politics: The crisis of Western society, set out so clearly and terrifyingly by Douglas Murray in his recent books, is at root a metaphysical crisis stemming from the abandonment of God and, with it, all grounding in objective moral values. In the absence of God, a new materialistic morality has grown up based on affirming people’s subjective preferences and treating them all as of equal value. To counter this corrosive creed of self-defeating relativism, we...

read more

Supreme Court to consider appeal to abortion prayer vigil ban

Oct 25, 2019 by

By Marcus Jones, Premier: The Supreme Court has received an application to appeal the ban on prayer vigils outside an abortion clinic in west London. Mother Alina Dulgheriu has applied for permission to appeal an Ealing Council PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) that stops people from offering support to women with unwanted pregnancies. Her application follows a Court of Appeal decision which said the ban was legal. The dispute came about after Ealing Council introduced a censorship zone...

read more

Sheep among wolves

Oct 24, 2019 by

from Prophecy Today: David Lindsay reviews a challenging new film about the underground Church in Iran. This profoundly challenging film explores the rise of the world’s fastest growing church, in Iran. Upon watching, my initial reaction (deliberately overstated) was that there is virtually nothing that Iranian Christians can learn from Western Christians, and conversely nothing that we cannot learn from them. They are in a very different place to us. The Iranian awakening has become a...

read more

British bishop rebukes Sydney Anglican leader’s call for gay marriage supporters to leave church

Oct 24, 2019 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: A senior Church of England bishop has expressed regret at comments by the Archbishop of Sydney that supporters of marriage equality should leave the Anglican church. Reflecting sharp divisions within the global Anglican communion over LGBT+ issues, the Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, said: “I regret that the archbishop [of Sydney] seems to want to exclude people rather than to engage with them within the wider Anglican family.” Archbishop Glenn Davies said last...

read more