CI News: 27 November 2020

Nov 27, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: The Christian Institute welcomes the reopening of church buildings, the Scottish Civil Service is criticised for pushing Stonewall’s trans agenda, and a pro-life student midwife receives an apology from her university, after mistreatment over her beliefs. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories CI: Ban on church worship ‘a colossal mistake’ Scottish Civil Service pandering to Stonewall’s trans ideology Supreme Court...

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Pro-life student midwife wins apology over placement ban

Nov 27, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: A midwifery student who was banned from her hospital placement over her pro-life views has won an apology and settlement from her university. Julia Rynkiewicz was suspended from her placement after a lecturer at the University of Nottingham reported her involvement with the university’s Students for Life society. She was subject to a four-month fitness-to-practise investigation which forced her to delay her studies and left her without access to student finance,...

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Unifying and renewing a divided life: bridging the divide

Nov 27, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: As the West gradually drifts from its Christian roots, how can we reconnect society not just with a personal salvation, but an all-encompassing Christian worldview that reaches every area of life? In part two of this new series by Joe Boot, Joe explains how the West has turned back to paganism throughout history. Last week, we looked at the root of the divide that society has created between a personal salvation through Jesus Christ and an all-encompassing worldview of...

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LGBT leaders threaten to quit Church of England dialogue unless bishops support gay marriage

Nov 27, 2020 by

from Christian Today: LGBT leaders and supporters in the Church of England are threatening a mass walkout from a recently-launched discussion process about sexual issues unless bishops give an urgent guarantee to support the marriage of same-sex partners in church. The warning was issued in a joint letter sent to 34 bishops “known to be supporters of LGBTIQ+ people”, among them the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Dover and Liverpool. The letter was...

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Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It

Nov 27, 2020 by

by Peter Harrison, Aeon: Social scientists predicted that belief in the supernatural would drift away as modern science advanced. They were wrong. In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: ‘belief in supernatural powers is doomed to die out, all over the world, as a result of the increasing adequacy and diffusion of scientific knowledge’. Wallace’s...

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Feminism set out to destroy the family and has largely succeeded

Nov 27, 2020 by

by Belinda Brown, Republic Standard: Last month, Tucker Carlson, the American conservative political commentator called attention to the importance of the family. How if we want to have happy, functioning societies the wellbeing of the family should be a central concern of political life.  That was part of his message to which most of us could sign up. More controversially for some, he argued that the unfettered operation of the free market could hurt the family. In particular he suggested...

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