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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We need a global response to Beijing’s belligerence, inhumanity and mendacity

Jan 13, 2021 by

by Malcolm Rifkind, Conservative Home: […]  Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, titled The Darkness Deepens. More than any other report in recent time, it provides the full catalogue of horrors of what Xi Jinping’s regime is up to, against its own people and against the free world. Other reports have detailed individually the atrocities against the Uyghurs, the abuses in Tibet, the persecution of Christians, the suppression of...

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Covid update Scotland: Church leaders write to Nicola Sturgeon about worship ban

Jan 13, 2021 by

By Emer O’Toole, The National: A GROUP of 500 church leaders from around the UK have written to Nicola Sturgeon calling for her to lift the ban on public worship on Sundays. Some 200 leaders from Scotland and another 300 from the rest of the UK say the decision may be unlawful. As part of the latest lockdown rules, places of worship are only permitted to conduct weddings or funerals – with the number of people attending these strictly limited – and to broadcast services online…. …Signatories...

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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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The one true light

Jan 13, 2021 by

By Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: […] The failure of discipleship among Christians has been a well-documented scandal by George Barna and others when surveying, comparing, and contrasting the lives of Christians and non-Christians.  Dallas Willard called it, “The Great Omission,” the failure of the church to make disciples who actually reflect the image of God for “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did” (1 John 2:16 NIV). Instead, we mimic the ways of the world.  With...

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‘The value of life shouldn’t be based purely on pleasure’

Jan 13, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: The case of ‘RS’, a polish man recovering from a heart attack whom doctors want to allow to die, is still ongoing. The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska spoke to BBC Radio Devon about why we took on the case, and what his case represents. “We fought this case on the basis that the secular considerations of whether your life brings you pleasure shouldn’t be the basis on which you value whether life is worth living,” said Roger. “The doctors believed his life wasn’t...

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The Deplatforming of America

Jan 13, 2021 by

by Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine: For a moment as brief as it was recent, the prospects of Catholics in the American public square looked better than they ever had. Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic mother, was nominated and confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney General William Barr was speaking frequently about the place of people of faith—and of their faith itself—in civic life. Conversations on the right about public morality gained momentum rapidly before finally taking...

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Is Truth Irrelevant?

Jan 13, 2021 by

by Dr Thomas Sowell: It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong — when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year. For too many people, especially in the media, what is right and wrong, true or false, depends on who it helps or hurts politically. Too many media people who are supposed to be reporters act as if they are combatants in...

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Anglican Church of Canada Indicted for violating Marriage Canons without Due Process

Jan 13, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: The Anglican Church of Canada violated its Canons by affirming same-sex marriage without due process, say two authorities in a legal opinion by Mark Hill, endorsed by Norman Doe, commissioned by the Anglican Communion Alliance. Professors Hill and Doe, based at Cardiff University, are leading international authorities on Canon Law. In their legal opinion, they argue that ACofC Synod Chancellor David Jones’s memo of 2016 is “seriously flawed” and...

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War on truth

Jan 12, 2021 by

from Voice for Justice UK: (received by email) In the US, the Democrats seek once again to impeach President Trump – conveniently ignoring their own scandalous behaviour throughout his term of office – while at the same time Amazon, Apple and Google have combined to shut down Parler, the social media network noted for upholding pro-life and conservative views. Sad to say, whatever your views on American politics and President Trump, this appears an overt declaration of war on views deemed...

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