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October 2019
News > Persecution

Northern Ireland churches face rise in attacks

Northern Ireland has witnessed nearly 450 recorded attacks on places of worship over the past three years, according to a Freedom of Information Act request. The data revealed a significant spike upwards in acts of crime against churches and other religious buildings in recent years, prompting calls for immediate action to protect churches and…

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August 2019
News > Politics > Society

MPs vote to force gay marriage and abortion on to Northern Ireland

MPs in Westminster have voted to legalise gay marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland if devolution at Stormont is not restored by 21 October. Under the current law, gay marriage is not legal in the province and abortion is only legal in limited circumstances. The Democratic Unionist Party has said the votes at Westminster…

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July 2019
News > Conferences

European Missionary Fellowship Spring Conference

It was delightful to welcome almost sixty people to the EMF spring conference, held in early April at Ballymoney Baptist Church, Northern Ireland. The theme for the day was ‘Building for the Future’. Two of our most experienced mission-partners – Dawid Koziol from Zywiec in Poland and Manuel Franco from Almunecar in Spain –…

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June 2019
News > Ethics

Abortion report undermines Northern Ireland devolution

A report on abortion law in Northern Ireland makes recommendations that will undermine devolution and bypass the Northern Ireland Assembly, public policy charity CARE has warned. At the end of April, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) Report on abortion law in Northern Ireland recommended that devolution be by-passed, and abortion legalised in Northern…

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March 2019
News > Ethics

Woman launches court case to liberalise abortion law in NI

Abortion activist Sarah Ewart has started a court case to force the liberalisation of the abortion law in Northern Ireland. She has launched a judicial review of the legislation in Northern Ireland, and the case will be ruled upon by judges in the High Court. It comes after a previous Supreme Court appeal, led…

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July 2018
News > Politics

Politics – Abortion

There have been two major developments regarding abortion in the north and south of Ireland. The UK Supreme Court rejected an attempt to liberalise the law banning abortion in Northern Ireland, but meanwhile the Republic of Ireland has voted in favour of legalising abortion in the south. The result of the referendum in the…

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January 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Abortion rights for under-16s20

Children under the age of 16 from Northern Ireland are to be offered abortions, free of charge, in England. Controversial new plans from Westminster would see the children being given their travel and accommodation free, with no legal requirement for any parental consent for the procedure. The decision, by Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP,…

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