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January 2020
News > Society

BBC highlights the suffering of transsexuals who detransition

A BBC Newsnight investigation has found growing numbers of transgender people are desperately trying to detransition – to change back to their birth gender. The programme, called Detransitioning: How do I go back to the Debbie I was?, revealed some people have to spend years on waiting lists before being seen by an expert.…

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January 2020
News > Education > Uncategorised

Church of England sex lessons charter criticised

The Church of England has published a charter on relationships and sexual health education (RSHE), but critics say it just panders to the culture. General Synod member Andrea Williams (who is also Director of Christian Concern) said, ‘This charter fails to protect teachers, governors and children who wish to state and uphold the Church’s…

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January 2020
News > Religious liberty

Police order banner to be taken down

A police officer told a preacher at Speaker’s Corner to stop displaying a banner with a gospel message, even though he has been doing so for more than 20 years. According to The Mail on Sunday two police officers told Roland Parsons he could no longer show his slogans and ordered him to remove…

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January 2020
News > Society

School protest banned in gay teaching row

Parents will continue to be banned from protesting outside a school in opposition to new LGBT lessons, following a decision by the High Court. An exclusion zone will remain around Anderton Park school, in Birmingham. Campaigners have accused the city council of trying to silence debate. Many parents are concerned the lessons are not…

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January 2020
News > Religious liberty

Street preacher wins settlement over wrongful arrest and false imprisonment

Cumbria Police have paid £4,000 plus legal costs to a Christian street preacher in settlement of a case of wrongful arrest and unlawful detention. Dale Mcalpine from Workington in Cumbria said the result was a positive outcome ‘for Christians across the country’. He says he hopes his case will encourage others. He said, ‘As…

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January 2020
News > International

Duke University kicks out Young Life Ministries

On September 18, 2019, the student governing body at Duke University unanimously voted to deny Young Life ministries as a recognised student organisation on their campus. Their reason for not welcoming Young Life as a campus organisation is due to the fact that Young Life policy prohibits LGBTQ people from being in leadership or…

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January 2020
News > Conferences

The ‘resurrection’ of All Saints Church and the Reformation conference

The focus of this year’s ReformationUK Conference was the Holy Trinity. It was organised by Gateshead Presbyterian Church but took place in All Saints Church in Newcastle during October. The venue has had quite a history. It has been a site of Christian worship since the 12th century. The current edifice was built between…

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January 2020
News > Church news

67th ‘School in Theology’ Conference

Carronvale House in Falkirk was once again the venue for the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)’s four-day September conference. Each day began with prayer and morning devotions (led by Mark Fitzpatrick, Simon Green and Trevor Kirkland) and ended with worship. Rev. John Keddie gave a well-researched paper on Thomas Chalmers. He covered his early…

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December 2019
News > Church news

Waterford House Evangelical Free Church inducts new pastor

On Saturday, 21st September, Waterford House Evangelical Free Church (near Strood, Kent) held a welcome thanksgiving service for their new pastor, Adrian Tribe and his wife, Andrea. Formerly from Borough Green Baptist Church, Adrian was called to Waterford House after the former pastor, Norman Hopkins, announced his intended retirement some five years before. Adrian…

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December 2019
News > Conferences

The Pastors’ Academy conference puts theology back into practice

The Pastors’ Academy at London Seminary held its annual two-day conference in September. It was good to catch up with old friends and make new ones as we considered the subject, ‘Putting theology back into practice: the sons of Jacob’. My initial fears that the focus was too narrow were soon dispelled. Garry Williams…

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December 2019
News > Conferences

‘Truth 4 Youth’ conference looks at creation research, Islam and discipleship

The Heatree Activity Centre in Dartmoor hosted the annual Truth 4 Youth conference in August. Attracting a host of young people, there was much opportunity for outdoor fellowship as well as teaching. Activities on offer included fencing, a water slide, high ropes and a bonfire (replete with marshmallows on sticks). John Mackay and Joseph…

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December 2019
News > Church news

From prison to pulpit: 20 years of ministry for pastor, Billy McCurrie

Forty years ago, Pastor Billy McCurrie was an angry young man locked up in the Maze prison, Northern Ireland. Thirty years ago, he was changed. The avowed atheist and communist had become a Christian, keen to find out what God had in store for him. Twenty years ago, he was appointed Pastor of Aughton…

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