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Religious Freedom

Britain’s Christian heritage has encouraged religious freedom and tolerance. UK and European law largely protects an individual’s right to hold and manifest religious beliefs, although this is fast being eroded. We are witnessing an increasing restriction of religious freedom in this country. Increasing numbers of Christians have been penalised for their faith in the public sphere, often due to equalities legislation and the promotion of homosexual rights. Some Christians have been threatened with disciplinary action, suspended, and even sacked for refusing to act against their consciences. At Christian Concern we vigorously resist any restrictions on freedom of speech and expression for Christians.

Articles

  • April 29th, 2015
    The freedom to access therapeutic help for unwanted same-sex attraction suffered a new challenge this week when David Cameron described such therapies as "profoundly wrong" and suggested that he might be prepared to ban them.
  • April 8th, 2015
    An Employment Tribunal has ruled that the employer of a senior occupational therapist in London was justified in disciplining her for giving a Christian book to a Muslim colleague.
  • April 8th, 2015
    Ashers Baking Company, which refused to bake a cake in support of same-sex 'marriage', is now awaiting a decision after its hearing concluded in Belfast last month.
  • March 30th, 2015
    A law intended to protect religious freedom in the US state of Indiana has been amended following an aggressive campaign by opponents.
  • March 16th, 2015
    Secularists are opposing a Bill that would allow prayers to be said in local council meetings.
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