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July 2019
News > Society

Rejection of ‘Islamophobia’ definition

Westminster has rejected a proposed definition of Islamophobia, with campaigners arguing this could have brought in blasphemy laws by the back door and posed serious legal complications. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire told the House of Commons on 16 May the definition was out of line with the Equality Act 2010 and had ‘potential consequences…

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July 2019
News > Society

Christian charity under fire for biblical marriage stance

Scripture Union Scotland has come under fire from within the Scottish Kirk because of the charity’s theological stance when hiring volunteers. Rev. David Young, minister at Helensburgh Parish Church, told the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, ‘A member of my staff was told she would not be welcome in helping to lead a Scripture…

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July 2019
News > Society

CofE must ‘intervene’ against trans lobby

The Church of England (CofE) must intervene in cases where transgender ideology is being enforced in schools with a Christian ethos, the Christian Legal Centre (CLC) has warned. Andrea Williams, chief executive of the CLC, said there was a ‘real threat posed to schools’ from organisations such as the trans lobby Mermaids. She stated,…

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July 2019
News > Society

Child slavery on the increase in Britain

British police are increasingly investigating a record number of modern slavery cases involving children, according to a government-commissioned report. The 151-page Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act: Final Report found that, under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, the number of live police investigations involving children has surged from 53 in 2017 to 475…

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July 2019
News > Ethics

Down’s syndrome abortions on the rise in Scotland

Scottish abortion statistics have revealed a 48 percent increase in abortion for Down’s syndrome since 2010, and campaign groups have claimed this will only get worse. People with Down’s syndrome, their families and advocacy groups expressed concern over the Scottish abortion statistics released by NHS Scotland’s information services division. The statistics revealed that there…

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July 2019
News > Persecution > Religious liberty

Former magistrate appeals against ban

Richard Page, a former magistrate who was removed from the judiciary for his beliefs about best interests of children has challenged the Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor over his dismissal. Mr Page told an employment appeal tribunal in May that his dismissal amounted to discrimination against his Christian faith. He was supported by…

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July 2019
News > Ethics

Parents to be treated as ‘suspects’ if smacking ban goes ahead, top prosecutor admits

The top prosecutor in Wales has admitted that parents will be treated as ‘suspects’, if a proposed smacking ban goes ahead, adding that he can foresee ‘real difficulties’. The stark comments were made by Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wales, who was giving evidence to a Committee of the Welsh Assembly. He was…

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July 2019
News > Ethics

Abortions at record high in England and Wales

There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year, the highest number ever recorded. Over the past ten years rates have been increasing among older women aged over 35, figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show. In total, there were 200,608 abortions in women living in England and…

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July 2019
News > International > Media

The pro-life movie causing abortion clinic workers to rethink

Ever since the days of Roe v Wade, the red tide of deaths of unborn children by abortion has grown astronomically. In the years 2010-2014 alone, over 56 million children were killed each year by abortions worldwide (Guttmacher Institute, March 2018). However, by God’s providence, there have been several key developments in the fight…

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July 2019
News > Conferences

Geoff Thomas to speak on the doctrine of the Trinity

Geoff Thomas is a big man with a voice and a heart to match. He exudes love for the Saviour and for the people of God. Both are illustrated by the fact that he pastored the same church, Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, for fifty years. His gift for preaching is matched by…

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June 2019
News > Conferences

Male and female roles considered at Free Church (Continuing) conference

A good number of folk gathered in brilliant sunshine for the annual Spring Conference of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), which was held at Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church, Inverness, earlier this year. The speaker was Mr Nigel Kenny, Scotland Officer for the Christian Institute. His topic was the role of male and female in…

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June 2019
News > Church news

Christian Prison Resourcing open day held

Christian Prison Resourcing (CPR) enjoyed an informative and inspirational Open Day at Elmstead Baptist Church, Chiselhurst, on Saturday 13 April. The day began with training for CPR chaplains and associates, led by senior men in the prison service: James Ridge, the chaplain general; Bob Wilson, the faith adviser to the Free Churches; and Phil…

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