UK-registered Islamic charity has described Qassim Soleimani as a “great martyr”

Jan 8, 2020 by

by Robert Mendick, Telegraph: A UK-registered Islamic charity has described Qassim Soleimani, the Iranian general assassinated by the US, as a “great martyr”. The Charity Commission said yesterday it was “currently assessing” the statement issued in praise of Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard by the Islamic Centre of England (ICE), who was killed in a drone strike last week. The charity, which is entitled to tax relief and gift aid, hosted a vigil for Soleimani at its...

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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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Does a Religious Upbringing Promote Generosity or Not?

Sep 27, 2019 by

by Tyler J. VanderWeele PhD, Psychology Today: An erroneous paper on religion and generosity is finally retracted. In 2015, a paper by Jean Decety and co-authors reported that children who were brought up religiously were less generous. The paper received a great deal of attention, and was covered by over 80 media outlets including The Economist, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and Scientific American. As it turned out, however, the paper by Decety was wrong. Another scholar, Azim...

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No faith nor hope in charities

Jun 27, 2019 by

by Ollie Wright, The Conservative Woman: From Cancer Research to your local hospice or nature reserve, charities play a huge part in our public life. There are roughly 168,000 registered charities in England and Wales. With their army of volunteers, whose kindness and civic duty make them a national asset, charities are part of the social glue that holds the country together. But much of the sector has outgrown its original purpose. We now have a bloc of powerful and bureaucratic organisations...

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Cyclone Idai: support relief efforts

Mar 25, 2019 by

From Anglican International Development: As you may have heard in the news, Cyclone Idai struck in East Africa earlier this month. We are writing to ask you, supporters of AID, if you would give to relief efforts. The UN says Cyclone Idai is possibly the worst weather-related disaster ever in the southern hemisphere, leaving a trail of devastation through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and affecting 2.6 million people. Houses, roads and bridges have been destroyed and agricultural land is...

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Why I’m saying ‘Bah Humbug’ to Polly Toynbee’s ignorant anti-Christian crusade

Nov 17, 2018 by

by David Robertson, Premier: The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wants you to “beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts”. David Robertson responds It’s that time of year. The time when we all get ready for Christmas – as though we were preparing for a 12-month siege. The time when Polly Toynbee, vice president of the Humanist Society and professional anti-Christian, has her Grinch-like attack on Christianity. Whether its hating Narnia because the last thing she needs is...

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