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March 2020
News > Politics

Brexit implications set out by Christian Institute

Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, has written about the implications of Brexit for the issues the Institute deals with. Mr Hart said, ‘The Institute didn’t take sides in the referendum. We are supported by both Leavers and Remainers. But from whatever viewpoint, supporters have been asking about how Brexit affects the sorts…

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March 2020
News > Religious liberty

Complaint to be reconsidered against judge in Christian nurse dismissal case

A complaint will be ‘reconsidered’ against the judge who oversaw the tribunal case of a Christian nurse dismissed for sharing her faith with patients. An original complaint against Judge Martin Kurrein was initially dismissed, but following further legal action it will now be ‘reconsidered’. The complaint has been made by the Christian Legal Centre,…

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March 2020
News > Ethics

Court rejects assisted suicide legal challenge

Terminally ill man, Phil Newby, has been refused a judicial review to challenge the law on assisted dying. Judges at the Court of Appeal said the court was ‘not an appropriate forum for the discussion of the sanctity of life’. Under the current law it is illegal in England and Wales to encourage or…

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March 2020
News > Ethics

Student midwife fights back after wrongful suspension

A midwifery student who was forced to suspend her studies at the University of Nottingham because of her involvement with a pro-life group is launching a formal complaint. Julia Rynkiewicz, who was in her final year, was subjected to a four month long Fitness to Practise investigation over her involvement with the ‘Nottingham Students…

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March 2020
Articles > News > Ethics > Society

Government urged not to bring Down’s abortions into NI law

More than 1,400 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to introduce abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland (NI). A letter from 1,413 signatories has urged Mr Johnson to clarify that disability-selective abortion for Down’s syndrome will not be introduced to…

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March 2020
News > Society

Scottish self-identification plans criticised by gay campaigners

Gay activists have lambasted the Scottish Government for its controversial proposals to enable people to ‘change sex’ by self-identification. In what is becoming a growing backlash by traditional gay activists against the rampant trans agenda, LGB Alliance Scotland called for the withdrawal of the government’s draft bill, saying it would unleash a ‘gender free-for-all’.…

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March 2020
News > Society

Abuse of trust loophole must be closed

MPs have called for urgent action from the government to close a loophole allowing sports coaches and religious figures to have sexual relationships with children. It is currently against the law for someone in a ‘position of trust’ to engage in sexual activity with a child in their care, even if that child is…

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March 2020
News > Society

Church of England upholds the Bible’s teaching on marriage, then apologises

The Church of England issued a pastoral guidance statement which upholds the Bible’s teaching that sex should be reserved for heterosexual married couples. But following the release of the statement an apology was issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the outgoing Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The pastoral guidance statement was…

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March 2020
News > Education > Society

Council on the brink of facing legal case over sex education

Warwickshire County Council is on the verge of facing a legal challenge over a controversial and ‘misleading’ policy for implementing Relationship and Sex Education in primary schools under its care. Lawyers acting on behalf of The Christian Institute have written to the council, raising concerns over what the Institute calls a ‘catalogue of errors’.…

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March 2020
News > Religious liberty

Franklin Graham may litigate over cancelled venues

Gospel evangelist Franklin Graham has said he may go to court over several British venues that cancelled his events because of his stance on homosexuality. The son of Billy Graham had contracts with several venues to hold gospel rallies as part of a UK tour, but numerous sites dropped out because they came under…

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March 2020
News > International

US evangelicals react to CT editorial on President Trump’s impeachment

In December, the then editor-in-chief of Christianity Today (CT), Mark Galli, published an editorial welcoming President Trump’s impeachment and calling for him to be removed from office. Since then, much of the evangelical right has been in an uproar. Galli, now retired, spoke candidly about what he thought of Trump’s impeachment by the House…

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Hemel Hempstead Induction

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March 2020
News > Church news > Induction > Uncategorised

Hemel Hempstead Induction

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  Brethren, pray for us”.  – 1 Thessalonians 5:24-25 The officers and members of Alexandra Road Congregational Church would like to praise God for calling the Rev Chris Bennett (formerly of Wilton Community Church) to the Pastorate of ARCC in Hemel Hempstead. The induction…

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