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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.


  • December 2nd, 2016
    In this piece, Andrea Williams responds to comments made by Prime Minister Theresa May this week, and two reports which highlight the status of Christian freedoms in the UK.
  • December 2nd, 2016
    Andrea Williams responds to a letter from the Church of England Secretary General, William Nye, who wrote an open letter to Andy Lines of GAFCON UK, criticising the publication of its briefing paper, 'The Church of England and Lambeth I:10'.
  • December 2nd, 2016
    Christian Legal Centre Case Worker Libby Powell responds to an EHRC report, released today (2 December), that considers some of the key CLC cases of the last few years and concludes that the current law protecting religion and belief us adequate and does not need to be amended.
  • November 25th, 2016
    A number of British landmarks were floodlit in red this past Wednesday, to honour and acknowledge those who are suffering persecution for their faith around the world.
  • November 18th, 2016
    A council will reconsider a Christian couple’s offer to adopt their foster children, following involvement from the Christian Legal Centre.
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