Islamic extremism in Brixton Prison: the curious case of the banned chaplain

Jan 18, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: It will come as no surprise to learn that the prisoner population in the UK is suffering immensely during the Covid lockdown. As if they weren’t cut off and isolated sufficiently before the virus, many now find themselves locked up in their tiny cells for 23.5 hours a day. They have a bed, a desk, a chair, a toilet, and a mind-numbing stream of daytime TV for intellectual stimulation. No wonder a fifth of male prisoners have attempted suicide, and prisoners are 3.7 times...

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The “Evangelical” Label Doesn’t Belong to the U.S.

Jan 14, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: The “evangelical” label is hotly contested in the United States, especially during an election cycle when people debate the meaning of the term and the significance of the “evangelical vote.” What is an evangelical? What is the state of the movement? Recent books have linked white evangelicals to a pseudo-Christian nationalism, or to over-involvement with partisan politics, or to rigid expressions of patriarchy. Multiple surveys with disparities in data...

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Marriage must be encouraged now, more than ever

Jan 14, 2021 by

by Elizabeth Francis, The Conservative Woman: THE ‘stay at home’ instructions over the past year have dramatically increased the time families spend together. Perhaps to the surprise of many sceptics of the family model, a study from Essex University found that 20 per cent of married couples reported their relationship had been strengthened during the pandemic despite the immense pressures put on them, compared with ten per cent who said it got worse. The number of parents considering divorces...

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Huge jump in worldwide Christian persecution exacerbated by Covid-19, World Watch List 2021 reveals

Jan 13, 2021 by

By Kelly Valencia, Premier: The persecution of Christians worldwide has continued to rise, with the coronavirus pandemic intensifying the levels of persecution. Open Doors has released its yearly list, which records levels of persecution and discrimination around the world. This year more than 340 million Christians faced persecution for their faith – that is up from 260 million in 2020. An average of one in eight Christians in the world suffers persecution. The pandemic has made it easier for...

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‘A live experiment on children’

Jan 11, 2021 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline: Mail on Sunday publishes the shocking physicians’ testimony that led a High Court judge to ban NHS’s Tavistock clinic from giving puberty blocking drugs to youngsters as young as 10 who want to change sex. The shocking evidence that convinced a High Court judge to effectively ban an NHS gender clinic from giving puberty-blocking drugs to children can be revealed for the first time today. Until now a court order has prevented the testimony of eminent...

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Difficult histories: Christian memory and historic injustice

Jan 8, 2021 by

by John Coffey, Jubilee Centre: Summary Recent years have witnessed heated debate over how Western nations remember their pasts. A generation of historical research on racial slavery and imperial expansion is now informing public memory. The turn to ‘difficult histories’ has provoked a reaction and calls for the reassertion of ‘patriotic history’. This paper surveys the controversy and asks how Christians should respond. It argues that Christian memory should be shaped by the difficult history...

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