The offense of the cross

Oct 10, 2021 by

by Roger Kiska, The Critic: When the cross is abolished, and the rage of tyrants and heretics ceases on the one side, and all things are in peace, this is a sure token that the pure doctrine of God’s Word is taken away — Martin Luther Mary Onouoha, like Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin before her, has been ordered to remove her cross at work as part of her employer’s uniform policy. Long lost is David Cameron’s promise to change the law to ensure the cross can be worn at work. Too quickly...

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We are not a hate group. But friendly-fire from other Christians is hurting our gospel work

Oct 7, 2021 by

By Andrea Williams, Premier: An Oxford college has apologised for hosting a Wilberforce Academy conference. Andrea Williams believes the apology, and subsequent criticism from other Christians is unjustified. Earlier this week Premier Christianity published an opinion article by Sr Dr Gemma Simmonds entitled ‘Oxford University apologised for holding a Christian event. But was it really an attack on religious freedom?’ The article addressed the recent Christian Concern training event, the...

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Nurse challenges cross necklace ban

Oct 5, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian nurse is challenging her former hospital after being forced out of her job because she wouldn’t remove her small cross necklace. Mary Onuoha was told her small gold cross, clasped to her neck, which she had worn for 40 years as a symbol of her deep Christian faith, was a health and safety risk and “must not be visible.” But no good reason has been shown why Mary’s cross is a risk and people of other faiths and none were allowed to...

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Would Worcester College Oxford apologise for hosting the Pope?

Oct 1, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Worcester College Oxford is among the fairest of the University. Founded in 1714, some of its buildings date back to 1283, when there was a Benedictine abbey on the site. In 1542, the buildings then known as Gloucester College were home to Robert King, the first bishop of Oxford. The College chapel hosts services conducted according to the rites of the Church of England: it is “the spiritual heart of the College and is also its centre of Christian worship. It aims to be...

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Ex-trans Christian defends evangelical training event after Oxford college’s apology

Oct 1, 2021 by

from Christian Today: A Christian woman who used to be transgender has defended an evangelical training event after an Oxford college apologised for allowing it to take place on its campus. Worcester College, part of the University of Oxford, apologised for hosting the Wilberforce Academy after complaints from students who found a leaflet connected to the event. They took particular issue with the attendance of Mike Davidson, founder of the Core Issues Trust, a charity that helps people with...

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Letter to Provost of Worcester College About His Recent Apology For Hosting Christian Event

Sep 29, 2021 by

by Toby Young, Free Speech Union: David Issac, the former Chair of Stonewall and now Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, recently issued an apology on behalf of the College for hosting an event earlier this month for the Wilberforce Academy, which is part of Christian Concern. In a letter to students and staff, he said booking the event “was a serious failure that has caused significant distress” to students who discovered a leaflet from the event when they returned to the College. Christian...

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