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News

July 2020
News > Ethics > Society

MPs back ‘no fault’ divorce

The House of Commons has passed a government bill to make divorce even quicker and easier than it already is. MPs voted in favour of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which has already passed the House of Lords. Currently, for a couple to start divorce proceedings immediately, one spouse has to allege that…

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April 2020
News > Media > Society

Poll on Anglican views of gay marriage ‘misused’

weddMedia reports claiming Anglicans are more in favour of same-sex marriage are based on a misuse of polling data, critics have said. The public opinion survey was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation, which campaigns for a more liberal attitude to sexual ethics. The Foundation claimed, ‘Nearly half of Church…

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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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February 2020
News > Society

Controversial archbishop appointed to York

Evangelicals have expressed concern over the appointment of the current Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, as the next Archbishop of York. According to reports in Pink News and church newspapers, Bishop Stephen has previously told faithful clergy in his diocese that they ‘could leave’ if they did not agree with his approach on human…

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News

February 2020
News > Politics

No-fault divorce back on the agenda

Marriage is once again under threat after plans for a no-fault divorce was put back on the agenda by the new Government. Following December’s General Election, the Queen’s Speech was presented to Parliament and, within the programme, 29 bills were mentioned, one of which was the proposed Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. Under this…

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News

September 2019
News > Conferences

Family Education Trust conference tackles Marxist-feminist view of marriage

The ramifications of liberalising divorce law, plus growing state regulation of family life were the focus of this year’s Family Education Trust conference. Colin Hart (Christian Institute director and Coalition for Marriage chairman) averred that the development of overly sentimental or Marxist-feminist views of marriage have undermined its meaning. Referring to governmental plans to…

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Review

May 2019
Reviews > Book

A Child’s First Book About Marriage: God’s Way is Always Best

How well are Christian parents teaching their children what God’s word says about marriage? Are they equipped to counter the homosexual rights propaganda which their children will be exposed to at school or through television? This short, colourful book describes the tender closeness of the ‘one flesh’ relationship between man and wife. It emphasises…

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