Atheism and Islam on the rise in the UK as Christianity suffers ‘dramatic decline’

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Christian belief has halved in Britain in 35 years with just one in three people now identifying as Christian – while atheism and Islam continue to rise. Figures published by the British Social Attitudes Survey reveal the widest ever margin between staunch atheists and believers who are certain that God exists. Of almost 4,000 people polled by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), 38 per cent described themselves as Christian – a fall...

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When did traditional morality become ‘fundamentalist’?

Jul 10, 2019 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: It was a question posed by Professor John Milbank on Twitter a few days ago. Or, rather, it wasn’t posed as a question, such as the ‘when’ inquiry into conceptual chronology (which is almost irrelevant), but as an observation of conceptual sloppiness: to be morally orthodox or to hold “mainline traditional moral beliefs” is often categorised as ‘fundamentalist’. If your Christian expression does not conform to the zeitgeist concerns of sexuality, gender identity,...

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Christians the ‘most persecuted’ religious group

Jul 10, 2019 by

by Ruth Gledhill, The Tablet: Christianity is at risk of disappearing in the Middle East, representing a massive setback for plurality, the report says. The British government should consider sanctions on countries where Christians are persecuted, according an independent review for the Foreign Secretary. The report, by the Church of England Bishop of Truro Philip Mounstephen, recommends the UK “be prepared to impose sanctions against perpetrators of Freedom of Religious Belief (FoRB)...

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China’s war with Christianity

Jul 8, 2019 by

by Christopher Rhodes, UnHerd: There has been a curious development amid the anti-China protests in Hong Kong: many of those on the street have taken up an obscure American Christian hymn, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord”, as one of their signature protest songs. As far as political protests go, that’s not necessarily so unusual. Christian organisations have often been at the centre of protests and demands for citizens’ rights. From the Black Church’s central role in the Civil Rights Movement to...

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William should think before he rejects his grandmother’s solemn oath

Jun 30, 2019 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: THE Duke of Cambridge recently visited the Albert Kennedy Trust, a London-based charity which endeavours to help homeless LGBT young people. During the visit Prince William stated that if any of his own children were homosexual, that would be ‘absolutely fine’ by him. He declared, ‘I support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent’s point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution and discrimination that might come.’ ...

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Worldviews: Ultimately a Theological War

Jun 24, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Everywhere we look we find conflict. There are political wars, there are ideological wars, there are culture wars, and there are religious wars. Overwhelmingly, behind all this is a much larger war – a war of worldviews. To understand the many battles waging around us, we must get a grasp of worldviews and their importance. It is imperative that we see this bigger picture. Let me draw upon a recent interview to amplify my point. Last year former political...

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