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CofE Campaigns to retain Civil Partnerships

Fri, 2018-05-18 16:43
The Church of England has sprung into action to respond to a government proposal that shakes the foundations of church doctrine. Well, not quite! The normally slow to act and cautious CofE has swiftly taken action to lobby ministers and provide a statement to the press as soon as it became known that the government is considering scrapping civil partnerships. Tim Dieppe comments on the reasons behind this response.

Tim Dieppe comments on the CofE's campaign to retain Civil Partnerships

The Church of England has sprung into action to respond to a government proposal that shakes the foundations of church doctrine. Well, not quite! The normally slow to act and cautious CofE has swiftly taken action to lobby ministers and provide a statement to the press as soon as it became known that the government is considering scrapping civil partnerships.

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One more week to ‘Save the 8th’

Fri, 2018-05-18 11:22
With the Irish referendum on abortion only a week away, Regan King takes a look at where things are at in the campaign to save the 8th Amendment and consequently protect mothers and pre-born babies.

With the Irish referendum on abortion only a week away, Regan King takes a look at where things are at in the campaign to save the 8th Amendment and consequently protect mothers and pre-born babies. 

On 25 May, Irish voters will flock to local polling stations to cast their vote on whether to keep Ireland’s pro-life laws. Embodied in the Irish Constitution’s 8th Amendment, presented in 1982:

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Doctor cleared of sexual misconduct due to ‘different cultural background’

Fri, 2018-05-18 10:49
An Iraqi doctor who practices as a GP in Berkshire was cleared of sexual misconduct at a Medical Tribunal Hearing this week where his ‘inappropriate’ behaviour was put down to his ‘different cultural background’. Dr Aladadi will return to work after a four-month suspension. Tim Dieppe argues that someone’s cultural background should not be used to excuse their behaviour. Moral laws have a transcendent source in the Lord God of the Bible who is the moral law giver.

An Iraqi doctor who practices as a GP in Berkshire was cleared of sexual misconduct at a Medical Tribunal Hearing this week where his ‘inappropriate’ behaviour was put down to his ‘different cultural background’. Dr Alasadi will return to work after a four-month suspension. Tim Dieppe argues that someone’s cultural background should not be used to excuse their behaviour. Moral laws have a transcendent source in the Lord God of the Bible who is the moral law giver.

 

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BBC Newsnight: is the UK pro-life movement gaining momentum?

Fri, 2018-05-11 16:25
Paul Huxley reviews a segment in BBC’s Newsnight that covers the pro-life movement in the UK as well as attempts to restrict activity outside abortion centres.

Paul Huxley reviews a segment in BBC’s Newsnight that covers the pro-life movement in the UK as well as attempts to restrict activity outside abortion centres.

BBC Newsnight’s May 10 edition, broadcast a report on pro-life campaigns in the UK, focusing on the issue of buffer zones around abortion centres. You can watch the video on the BBC iPlayer website for the next 29 days.

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Lord Pearson heckled for reference to ‘good Muslims’

Thu, 2018-05-10 17:12
Last week, Lord Pearson referred to ‘good Muslims’ in the House of Lords, by which he meant Muslims who adhere to the teachings of Islam. This came after an oral question to the government asking what assessment they have made about the rapidly increasing Muslim population and the increasing influence of sharia law in England. Lord Pearson was heckled in the normally restrained House of Lords for what he said. Tim Dieppe comments on the debate.

Last week, Lord Pearson referred to ‘good Muslims’ in the House of Lords, by which he meant Muslims who adhere to the teachings of Islam. This came after an oral question to the government asking what assessment they have made about the rapidly increasing Muslim population and the increasing influence of sharia law in England. Lord Pearson was heckled in the normally restrained House of Lords for what he said. Tim Dieppe comments on the debate.
 

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LifeFest 2018 - Keep Marching

Wed, 2018-05-09 14:50
LifeFest 2018 and March for Life was held on Saturday, May 5. Regan King was present and shares some of his experiences and thoughts from the day and its primary theme 'Life from conception - no exception!'. 'Every life deserves love'

LifeFest 2018 and March for Life was held on Saturday, May 5. Regan King was present and shares some of his experiences and thoughts from the day and its primary theme 'Life from conception - no exception!'.

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 up to 4,500 people gathered in central London to participate in LifeFest 2018 and March for Life UK.

 

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'The New Normal' challenges LGBT agenda

Fri, 2018-05-04 15:54
On Wednesday Wilberforce Publications launched a new book, The New Normal, with a well-attended event at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The book critiques several attacks on the Christian view of sex and sexuality –particularly the transgender agenda. It features contributions from multiple authors with different areas of expertise, and had its origins in Christian Concern’s 2016 conference The New Normal.

On Wednesday 2nd May, Wilberforce Publications launched a new book, The New Normal, with a well-attended event at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The book critiques several attacks on the Christian view of sex and sexuality –particularly the transgender agenda.

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Government lawyer: assisted suicide should be a matter for parliament

Fri, 2018-05-04 15:46
Judges considering a case relating to assisted suicide have been told that it should be a matter for parliament. Judges considering a case relating to assisted suicide have been told that it should be a matter for parliament. Noel Conway, who has Motor Neurone Disease, is appealing to the court to allow him to receive medical help to end his life. Lawyers representing the Justice Secretary argued that for Mr Conway’s request to be granted there would need to be a change in the law, which should be decided in Parliament. <

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Christian bakery takes appeal to Supreme Court

Fri, 2018-05-04 15:42
This week saw Ashers Baking Company bringing their case to the UK Supreme Court. The bakery is appealing against the ruling that by declining to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan, they were breaking the law. This week saw Ashers Baking Company bringing their case to the UK Supreme Court. The bakery is appealing against the ruling that by declining to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan, they were breaking the law. In May 2015 it was ruled that Ashers had broken sexual orientation and discrimination laws.

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50 years: Abortion ABC’s

Fri, 2018-04-27 15:51
27 April 2018, marks 50 years since the implementation of the Abortion Act (1967). In that time more than 9 million babies have lost their lives through abortion in the United Kingdom. It truly is a national tragedy, yet sadly one to which many continue to turn blind eye. In this reflection, Regan King looks at the abc's of abortion over the past 50 years and dedicates this to the memory of the 9 million and more babies who have been aborted since 1967. 

Regan King looks at the abc's of abortion over the past 50 years and dedicates this to the memory of the 9 million and more babies who have been aborted since 1967. 

27 April marks 50 years since the Abortion Act (1967) began to be implemented. It is a sad day in our nation’s life. Here are my thoughts in commemoration of the lives lost in that time.

50 years of accessible abortion

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