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November 2021
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Assisted suicide bills being pushed at Westminster and Holyrood

Campaigning politicians have introduced bills in the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments in a bid to legalise assisted suicide. In London, Baroness Meacher’s assisted dying bill aims to legalise physician assisted suicide for patients with a terminal illness and six months or less to live. In Edinburgh, Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur aims to give…

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November 2021
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Oxford college apologises for hosting a Christian conference

Worcester College has found itself at the centre of a row over freedom of speech after its new provost, David Isaac, apologised for letting the Oxford college host a Christian conference. Isaac, who was formerly the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and of Stonewall UK, made the apology ‘unreservedly’ to…

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November 2021
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Campaigners vow to take Down’s abortion case to Court of Appeal

Women campaigning for an end to laws that allow abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome have vowed to continue their fight after the High Court ruled against them. Leading spokeswomen Heidi Carter (née Crowter), who has Down’s syndrome, and Marie-Lea Wilson, who has a son with Down’s syndrome, have said they will seek…

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November 2021
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Christian fostering agency will carry on the fight against a state-imposed definition of ‘evangelical’

Christian fostering agency Cornerstone has started the appeal process to the Supreme Court to reject a state-imposed definition of what ‘evangelical’ means. Following a lengthy legal battle, Cornerstone Fostering and Adoption, which had been told in 2019 by Ofsted to abandon its religious ethos, won a victory when the Court of Appeal confirmed that…

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November 2021
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Nurse forced out of job for ‘visibly’ wearing a cross

A Christian nurse is challenging her former hospital after being forced out of her job because she wouldn’t remove her small cross necklace. As reported in The Times, Mary Onuoha, 61, an operating theatre specialist at Croydon University Hospital (previously known as ‘Mayday’), told an employment tribunal she had been ‘treated like a criminal’…

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November 2021
News > Church news

New London Auxiliary of TBS exhorted to ‘do good to all men’

Supporters of the Greater London Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society gathered at William Tyndale House, London, in August for the inaugural meeting of the Auxiliary. The meeting was led by Martin Humphrey. He outlined the background to the Auxiliary and introduced the new committee members. The Auxiliary has been instrumental in placing Bibles…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Mark Dever preaches at Grace Baptist Association anniversary

On 25 September, over 200 gathered at Homerton Baptist Church in East London to mark 150 years of the Association of Grace Baptist Churches (South East). The main speaker for the day was Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Mark led three sessions. First, he spoke on Jonathan…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Conference equips students to face evolution and woke ideology

I was blessed to be able to attend the third annual Truth in Science (TiS) Summer School this year at Cloverley Hall (near Whitchurch, Shropshire). It was so good to be able to meet together again in person (last year’s was only online). I was glad to meet new friends and reconnect with old…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Record numbers gather for Grace Baptist Partnership conference

‘We shall but die’ isn’t the most cheery of conference titles, but that didn’t deter over 200 people from attending Grace Baptist Partnership’s annual three-day conference in August. Held at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, the gathering enjoyed record numbers of attendees from churches across England and Scotland, as well as other parts…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Wilberforce Academy told, ‘Dream with your eyes open’

Inspired by the 18th century reformer’s legacy, the annual Wilberforce Academy equips young people to apply the lordship of Christ to every area of life. This year, over 80 students and young professionals were trained in both grassroots apologetics and ‘top down’ cultural influence during the conference in Oxford from 6 to 10 September.…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Induction of new pastor in Ripon, North Yorkshire

On Saturday 2 October, the congregation of Zion Evangelical Baptist Church, Ripon, welcomed its fifth minister in the 56 years of the church’s existence. The Scripture reading of Ephesians 4:1-13 early in the service reminded us that faithful pastors are the gift of the ascended Christ to his church. We thank God for sending…

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November 2021
News > Church news

Reformed Baptist Churches in Lancashire consider the transgender agenda

The Lancashire Reformed Baptist Fellowship hosted an event in September looking at ‘the transgender agenda’. The speaker was Mike Judge, pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester and editor of ET. The meeting started with a hymn of praise, a Scripture reading, and a time of prayer for the churches that belong to the…

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