Trump should bring forward his Supreme Court Justice nominee without delay

Sep 23, 2020 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a significant event on a number of levels. It is, of course, a personal sadness for her family and friends; a loss, if not wholly unexpected, for those who admired her great forensic legal skills and the pioneering role she played as the second woman to be appointed to the US Supreme Court; and for some of the more unhinged partisans in American political life, it is apparently cataclysmic....

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Justice and the need to speak about Jesus

Sep 14, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: The argument over the summer about Ofqual’s ill-fated use of an algorithm to help determine this year’s A level results is interesting, among other reasons, because of what it tells about our society’s commitment to justice. If we ask what the argument was about, the answer is that that the issue as stake was how best to ensure that those who had taken A levels got the grades they deserved for the effort they had put into their studies. The reason that Ofqual decided to use an...

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Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Biblical Ethics

Jul 7, 2020 by

by Kelly Hamren, Christianity Today: During the weeks following the death of George Floyd, I have been following the news with an increasing sense of sadness and concern for the problems facing the United States regarding race and racism. I’ve been unsure how to respond as I’ve scrolled through social media and watched increasingly polarized rhetoric on both sides of the political aisle—except to listen to the voices of Black friends and neighbors who are hurting and to pray for justice. I’ve...

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Do conservative Catholics get fair trials?

Apr 7, 2020 by

by Niall Gooch, UnHerd: It emerged overnight that the High Court of Australia has quashed the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for sex abuse, overturning all the charges against him. Seven judges agreed that the jury at the original trial could not have been sure beyond a reasonable doubt that Pell was guilty. The High Court’s decision is a sharp contrast to that made by the first appeal court to consider the case. In August last year the Court of Appeal in the state of Victoria upheld the...

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Human rights – a synonym for injustice

Mar 22, 2020 by

By Georgia Leatherdale-Gilholy, The Conservative Woman: ON November 8, 1998, the Human Rights Act received Royal Assent in the United Kingdom. The Act codified into British law the rights specified by the European Convention on Human Rights. However, far from ushering in a golden age of liberty, the Act has led to rulings that have threatened the safety and prosperity of British society. These include the use of taxpayers’ money for a burglar to sue the man whose house he broke into; a...

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Justice for Sale

Jun 4, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: There are some things you don’t miss until you have lost them. Good health is most noticed when you don’t have it. Likewise growing up in a Western liberal democracy I suspect that most of us just take the rule of law and ‘equality before the law’ as givens. However, as we continue to remove the Christian foundations of our society, there is a clear and present danger that this may no longer be the case. The Johnson Case Witness the case of Norwich businessman...

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