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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.


  • October 22nd, 2014
    Asia Bibi, the Christian woman whose death sentence for blasphemy was upheld by a court in Pakistan last week, will appeal to the Supreme Court, her lawyer has said.
  • October 21st, 2014
    A Christian school has been told by inspectors that it will be 'downgraded' because it didn't invite a representative from another faith group, such as an imam, to lead school assemblies.
  • October 15th, 2014
    Annise Parker, the openly homosexual mayor of Houston, has rowed back on an attempt to force church pastors to provide her with copies of their sermons. The church ministers opposed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) which, amongst other things, sought to provide access to single sex toilets by those identifying as transgender.
  • October 14th, 2014
    Delegates at last week's Liberal Democrat conference voted in favour of scrapping the legal requirement for schools to hold a collective act of worship of a broadly Christian character.
  • October 13th, 2014
    An expert in the philosophy of religion has again highlighted the significance of religious freedom and expressed his concern at the failure in recent legislation to protect freedom of conscience in the UK.
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