Arts Festival boost for younger Christians

Dec 12, 2019 by

A three day Christian Arts Festival has helped over 150 young people to develop their creative skills. The ground-breaking event was organised by Christians in a country where it is difficult to be open about their faith and which we cannot name, but it proved to be an important development. Last month’s event looked at the liturgical calendar and sought to build up a resource of sound Christian hymns and art that would ‘encourage and bless’ the Church in this part of the world where resources...

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Three reasons to reject self-certifying gender

Dec 10, 2019 by

The first leader in the Times today argues: There are three reasons to reject the idea that gender can be legally reassigned on demand. The first is that to deny the relevance of biological sex is simply to deny science. With the exception of a tiny number of people who are born of indeterminate sex, the definition of a woman is someone born with a uterus and ovaries and a man is someone born with a penis and testicles. To base the law on some other definition is simply delusional and could...

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Archbishop Justin, you need some new Jewish Friends

Dec 8, 2019 by

Adoption of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-semitism) wording has become the default expression of Jewish solidarity and the only way to satisfactorily show commitment to fighting antisemitism, at least according to the Chief Rabbi. Considering the document’s shortcomings, you have to wonder why this has happened. It’s an inexplicable state of affairs, until you recognise that the IHRA document is being foisted on political parties, universities and...

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Church’s new charter on RSE ‘flawed’ say conservative Anglicans

Dec 5, 2019 by

THE CHURCH’S new Charter has angered conservatives, who say that the approach of the Church of England is ‘flawed’. Lynda Rose, the CEO Voice for Justice UK, told us: “If the people responsible for Church of England policy think that they are being faithful to God, they are deluding themselves. “The truth is they have been beguiled by the propaganda of those seeking to promote an ideological agenda which rejects the teaching of the Bible and traditional morality and, as a result, they are...

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60 write to CEN asking for delay to implementation of RSE in schools

Nov 28, 2019 by

Church of England Newspaper November 29 Sir, Early adoption of the new Relationships and Sex Education Regulations (RSE), which becomes mandatory in September 2020, has provoked countrywide protests and safeguarding concerns. Further time is needed to ensure that the controversy is properly resolved. SRE was introduced in 1993 to safeguard children against the threat of HIV/Aids, STIs and to prevent teenage pregnancies. It failed. The expressed aim of the new Regulations is not protection, but...

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‘Please leave’: why the Sydney archbishop’s same-sex marriage message has Anglicans rattled

Oct 20, 2019 by

The blunt words of Sydney archbishop Glenn Davies come at a critical moment for Australian churches and demands for religious freedom. By Andrew West, Guardian: For a man renowned for his civility, the language was blunt. During his annual speech to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, Archbishop Glenn Davies told supporters of same-sex marriage to “please leave us”. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our church, they should start a new church or join a church more...

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