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July 2021
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NI ‘Conversion therapy’ ban could be challenged in court, as Wales also backs a ban

The Northern Ireland Executive has been told it will be taken to court if a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ interferes with religious liberty. The Christian Institute has said it ‘will not hesitate’ to take legal action if the ban limits the free exercise of belief. LGBT activists want to ban any type of…

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June 2021
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Westminster MPs give new abortion powers to Secretary of State

MPs in Westminster have given the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland sweeping new powers to expand abortion provision across the province. The move has been sharply criticised as a ‘destructive’ and ‘serious’ blow to the devolved government at Stormont. A legal challenge against the decision has been launched, with Northern Ireland’s former Attorney…

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April 2021
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1,500 call on Stormont to end Down’s syndrome abortions

More than 1,500 people have signed an open letter calling on Northern Ireland’s politicians to protect those with Down’s syndrome from being aborted. Signatories are either those who have Down’s syndrome or are related to someone who does. They believe the law on abortion in the Province is discriminatory and must be changed. They…

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March 2021
News > Society

Calls for NI politician to be sacked for sharing conversion story on social media

A politician in Northern Ireland has been besieged by campaigners demanding his resignation because he posted a link to the testimony of a gay man who became a Christian. More than 3,200 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Nelson McCausland to resign his position on the Northern Ireland Education Authority Board. In…

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October 2020
News > Church news > Persecution

Attacks against churches rise in Northern Ireland

There have been more than 600 attacks on places of worship in Northern Ireland in the last five years, prompting renewed calls for action to protect churches and other religious buildings. According to a Freedom of Information request to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), charity CARE NI revealed that, since 2014/15, there…

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October 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A day of national tragedy

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, was a day of national tragedy, made all the more poignant by the fact that few will regard it as such. On that day Members of Parliament in Westminster voted 253 to 136 to impose radical new abortion laws on Northern Ireland. The regulations make abortion on-demand available until 24…

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September 2020
News > Society

NI churches faced ‘deregistration’ warning over same-sex marriage

Churches in Northern Ireland received a letter from the General Register Office, warning them they face ‘deregistration’ unless they complete a form saying whether or not they will perform same-sex weddings. Deregistration would strip churches of the right to conduct weddings. The letter has since been recalled following pressure from The Christian Institute. Officials…

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