Oxford college apologises ‘unreservedly’ after hosting Christian Concern training event

Sep 22, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Christian Concern has expressed its disappointment over reports that Worcester College – part of the University of Oxford – has apologised for hosting its training event. The Wilberforce Academy is a weeklong residential programme held each year by Christian Concern to equip young Christian students and professionals for public life. According to The Tab student newspaper, students took issue with Mike Davidson, a counsellor who helps people with unwanted...

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One Christian preaching the faith, 14 police silencing him

Sep 20, 2021 by

by Peter Simpson, TCW: OVER recent weeks the manner in which the Metropolitan Police prevented a Christian pastor going about his lawful duties has been in the hands of solicitors in a formal legal process seeking redress. It is therefore only now possible to make known the shocking police action on August 20 in Uxbridge, West London. On this date I was preaching the gospel in the open area near to the entrance to the Underground station. I began preaching at around 1.05pm on Bible texts...

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Pitfalls in combatting persecution

Sep 15, 2021 by

from The Jubilee Centre: Summary. A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global challenge of religious persecution. Sadly, their effectiveness has too often been limited or undermined by several common mistakes. This paper explores seven of these pitfalls and points to Christian principles that enable us to more effectively advance religious freedom for all. My goal in pointing out these dangers is not to condemn any...

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Victory as first Christian preacher to be prosecuted under covid regs sees case thrown out

Sep 10, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: The first Christian preacher to fall foul of coronavirus laws during the first English lockdown, has had the case against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The loss of religious freedom due to coronavirus regulations during the pandemic has been hotly contested, most notably in the successful judicial review of Scottish restrictions on public worship in March 2021. On 2 April 2020, Mike Overd, 56, who has been supported by the Christian Legal Centre,...

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Concern grows about anti-Catholic bullying in schools

Sep 10, 2021 by

by Sarah MacDonald, The Tablet: A survey carried out among religious education teachers by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at Dublin City University has revealed that many of them are concerned about religious-based bullying of Catholic students. The survey, Inclusive Religious Education: The Voices of Religious Education Teachers in Post Primary Schools in Ireland: Identity, bullying and inclusion investigates contemporary views and experiences of 214 religious...

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Nottingham University’s illiberal censorship of Christianity

Sep 6, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Christian Today: Not everyone is aware that it was the Catholic Church that invented and gave birth to the university. The values that Christendom infused the university quest for knowledge with led to an explosion of scientific discovery that became the scientific revolution. However, slowly but surely, the strain on the mooring rope that tethered to the university project a search for universal philosophical and empirical truth has been stretched further and further...

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