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September 2018
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Ethics – Pro-life group evicted

A pro-life group was thrown out of a Lambeth Council outdoor event because it went against the local authority’s ‘values’. The Life charity, which helps vulnerable women and the unborn, said the council’s actions were a breach of freedom of speech and did a disservice to ‘women in crisis who may need our help’.…

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September 2018
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Ethics – Gov’t cannot silence faith schools

The UK government’s attempt to silence church schools on gay marriage is ‘legally flawed’, a human rights expert has warned. According to Professor Christopher McCrudden, a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, moves by the Department for Education (DfE) to penalise schools that refuse to recognise same-sex marriages would be ‘not consistent’ with the European Convention…

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Ethics – Sheffield pregnancy advice

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August 2018
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Ethics – Sheffield pregnancy advice

The Sheffield Pregnancy Advice Centre has seen great progress over the past six months, for which we are thankful, but we are being stretched as well. 1 Samuel 7:12 says, ‘Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, “Till now the…

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August 2018
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Ethics – Rapper’s abortion regret

British rapper, ‘Professor Green’, has spoken out against an abortion that a former girlfriend of his had many years ago. According to an interview with The Sun on Sunday, the 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, says he still thinks about the decision with regret. He told The Sun on Sunday: ‘We…

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July 2018
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Ethics – Local perspective on Guernsey’s rejection of assisted dying

One church pastor on the channel island of Guernsey tells us about the recent decision to reject proposals to introduce assisted dying. If the proposals had gone ahead, pressure for similar measures in the UK would have seriously increased. For twelve weeks during February to May this year, the usually quiet, safe island of…

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July 2018
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Ethics – Abortion buffer zone

In a letter to the Times, secular free speech campaigners criticised a London council’s decision to introduce the UK’s first abortion clinic buffer zone. Following Ealing Council’s unanimous vote to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), barring protestors from within 100m of a Marie Stopes abortion centre, the campaigners argued that ‘the construction…

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June 2018
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Ethics – Confidentiality putting girls at risk

Sexual health clinics’ privacy policies may be obstacles to protecting girls from sexual exploitation, a hard-hitting report has found. As reported in the Family Education Trust’s (FET) April bulletin, the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board’s latest report has revealed confidentiality policies could even be helping the perpetrators carry out abuse without risk of pregnancy or…

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May 2018
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Ethics – Abortion clinic campaign

British mothers have launched the ‘Be Here For Me’ campaign to prevent a ban being imposed on pro-life groups standing outside abortion facilities. Mothers who were helped by vigil members outside abortion clinics have spoken out against the introduction of censorship zones that would ban help for women outside abortion facilities. As part of…

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May 2018
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Ethics – Chalke and transgender

Liberal pastor and author Steve Chalke has stirred up controversy yet again by publishing an e-book in which he claims the eunuch converted after meeting  Philip  the evangelist (Acts 8) was somewhat akin to today’s transgender people. His book, The gender agenda: towards a biblical theology on gender identity, reassignment and confirmation, claims to…

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May 2018
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Ethics – Girl Guides trans row

Girl Guide leaders have protested against new rules that allow boys self-identifying as female to share changing rooms, showers and tents with biological girls. Last year, Evangelical Times reported that the Girlguiding UK association had published guidance stating biological males could use the facilities of the gender with which they self-identify. Parents were not…

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May 2018
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Ethics – CofE same-sex decision upheld

A gay clergyman, disciplined for violating Church of England (CofE) teaching on marriage, has lost his case at the Court of Appeal. Canon Jeremy Pemberton entered into a same-sex marriage in 2014, despite CofE rules not allowing clergy to do so. He had his licence as a priest revoked for this action, whereupon he began…

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May 2018
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Ethics – Gambling stakes

Government recommendations to reduce the maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have not gone far enough to tackle problem gambling, a charity has warned. In March, the Gambling Commission recommended the maximum stake on FOBTs should be set at £30 or less. But campaigners believe it should be reduced to £2 — the…

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