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Open letter to Home Secretary rejects Islamophobia definition

Fri, 2019-05-17 15:20
A letter to the Home Secretary has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds, warning against the adoption of a proposed definition of Islamophobia. Christian Concern’s Tim Dieppe explains the problems with the definition as outlined in the letter.

A letter to the Home Secretary has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds, warning against the adoption of a proposed definition of Islamophobia. Christian Concern’s Tim Dieppe explains the problems with the definition as outlined in the letter.

An open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds, warning the government against adopting a proposed definition of Islamophobia.

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Ruling protecting integrity of women's and girls' sports to be challenged

Fri, 2019-05-17 12:05
The International Association of Athletics Federations recently introduced new rules on testosterone levels for female runners. This rule largely affects those with intersex conditions, such as the 800 meters women’s Olympic champion, Caster Semenya. However, Athletics South Africa is now set to appeal this ruling. Carys Moseley comments on the situation and explains why the ruling is necessary.

The International Association of Athletics Federations recently introduced new rules on testosterone levels for female runners. This rule largely affects those with intersex conditions, such as the 800 meters women’s Olympic champion, Caster Semenya. However, Athletics South Africa is now set to appeal this ruling. Carys Moseley comments on the situation and explains why the ruling is necessary.

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House of Lords debates grooming gangs

Thu, 2019-05-16 12:36
Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, comments on the recent debate in the House of Lords on the subject of grooming gangs.

Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, comments on the recent debate in the House of Lords on the subject of grooming gangs.

Baroness Cox secured a short debate in the House of Lords on the subject of grooming gangs this week.

The question for debate was:

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Good news for teachers: guidance amended to protect Christian speech on marriage

Fri, 2019-05-10 14:44
Last year, we asked you to participate in a government consultation on amending guidance for independent and faith schools to prevent teachers from defending a biblical view of marriage. Thanks to your action, the government has now amended its final guidance, which allows for Christian schools to continue to speak the truth about marriage and family.

Promises made. Promises broken. Promises kept again.

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Richard Page: a watershed moment for Christians

Thu, 2019-05-09 10:46
Next week, the case of former magistrate Richard Page will be heard before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Richard initially faced discipline for saying, in private, that a child does best with a mother and a father. Legal Counsel, Roger Kiska, comments on why this case “represents a watershed moment in the nation’s history.”

Next week, the case of former magistrate Richard Page will be heard before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Richard initially faced discipline for saying, in private, that a child does best with a mother and a father. Legal Counsel, Roger Kiska, comments on why this case “represents a watershed moment in the nation’s history.”
 

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The progressive march of tyranny through the church

Wed, 2019-05-08 16:04
Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, argues that the Church has progressively stepped away from its legacy of cultural apologetics, and – in line with the changing culture – has begun preaching only a gospel message of personal salvation. This has opened the door to a charge of progressivism against Christian values, which only a reformation in the Church can turn around.

Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, argues that the Church has progressively stepped away from its legacy of cultural apologetics, and – in line with the changing culture – has begun preaching only a gospel message of personal salvation. This has opened the door to a charge of progressivism against Christian values, which only a reformation in the Church can turn around.

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Book review: "The Virtue of Nationalism", Yoram Hazony, Basic Books, 2018

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:14
Tim Dieppe reviews new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, by Israeli academic Yoram Hazony. Hazony defends the notion of national freedom, as opposed to imperialism, showing how the Bible sets the vision for a world of independent nations. He says the new liberalism of the West is imperialistic and restricting basic freedoms in many nations. Tim concludes that this is an important book, well worth a read.

Tim Dieppe reviews The Virtue of Nationalism, by Israeli academic Yoram Hazony. Hazony writes in defence of national freedom as opposed to imperialism and shows how the Bible sets the vision for a world of independent nations. He explains that you are either a nationalist or an imperialist and is clear that the new liberalism is imperialistic and starting to restrict basic freedoms in many nations.

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More evidence backs up same-sex parenting assessment

Thu, 2019-05-02 11:17
Professor Walter R. Schumm, author of Wilberforce Publications book Same-Sex Parenting Research, looks at further studies that have been carried out since the book was published and finds that the research backs up his original conclusions: same-sex parenting does more harm to children than heterosexual parenting.

Professor Walter R. Schumm, author of Wilberforce Publications book Same-Sex Parenting Research, looks at further studies that have been carried out since the book was published and finds that the research backs up his original conclusions: same-sex parenting does more harm to children than heterosexual parenting.

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Billy Vunipola and viewpoint vilification

Wed, 2019-05-01 16:09
Following the recent controversy over the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau and the punishment of Billy Vunipola, Communications Officer, Rebekah Moffett, comments on how any view that criticises a homosexual lifestyle is increasingly being pushed out of the public square, and concludes that we must uphold Christians’ freedom of speech, even if their views are contrary to modern Western culture.

Following the recent controversy over the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau and the punishment of Billy Vunipola, Communications Officer, Rebekah Moffett, comments on how any view that criticises a homosexual lifestyle is increasingly being pushed out of the public square, and concludes that we must uphold Christians’ freedom of speech, even if their views are contrary to modern Western culture.

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Key exchanges from the Felix Ngole court transcript

Wed, 2019-05-01 15:33
The court transcripts for the Felix Ngole case are dense and complicated, below we have pulled out some of the exchanges that highlight how much is riding on the outcome of this case for Christian freedoms. We have also included inspiring quotes from religious freedoms barrister, Paul Diamond, from his defence of Felix in court. The three judges presiding over the case are Lord Justice Irwin, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Sir Jack Beatson. Ms Hannett is counsel for the University of Sheffield.

The court transcripts for the Felix Ngole case are dense and complicated, below we have pulled out some of the exchanges that highlight how much is riding on the outcome of this case for Christian freedoms. We have also included inspiring quotes from religious freedoms barrister, Paul Diamond, from his defence of Felix in court. The three judges presiding over the case are Lord Justice Irwin, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Sir Jack Beatson. Ms Hannett is counsel for the University of Sheffield.
 

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