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At Christian Concern we campaign on a wide range of issues that impact our nation. We want to raise a Christian voice of truth and hope in these areas. If you browse the topics we address you will find information, media, news stories and resources that are available for your use.


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December 8th, 2017 | Freedom, Freedom of Speech
A Christian street preacher has had his conviction for using ‘threatening and discriminatory language’ whilst preaching in Lincoln overturned by the Crown Court.
December 8th, 2017 | Freedom, Freedom of Speech
In recent months, there has been a proliferation of new legal cases where Christian business owners are being sued for refusing to provide services based on conscience grounds. These cases often relate to same-sex weddings or the promotion of messages supporting marriage redefinition.
December 8th, 2017 | Islam
Lord Pearson of Rannoch initiated a debate in the House of Lords yesterday asking the Government to encourage Muslim leaders to re-examine key Muslim tenets of abrogation, Taqiyya and Al Hijra and to publish their conclusions. Tim Dieppe comments on his speech and the various tenets that Lord Pearson highlighted in it. He concludes that Lord Pearson was right to highlight these concerning tenets and to initiate public debate about them.
December 7th, 2017 | Islam
Tim Dieppe attended a hearing of The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights this week in which a case concerning the application of sharia law was discussed. The case concerns an inheritance dispute and whether it should be resolved according to a civil will, or according to sharia law. Christian Concern intervened in the case because of its importance, and in order to make clear that sharia law is incompatible with human rights. Tim comments on the case and its implications.
December 7th, 2017 | Abortion, Life and Bioethics
A couple have claimed that they were 'steered towards' abortion by the NHS after their baby was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome just three weeks before the due date. Regan King explains how this is just one of many cases where abortion discriminates against those with disabilities.
December 1st, 2017 | Abortion, Life and Bioethics
Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, has argued that silent prayer should be prevented outside abortion clinics.
December 1st, 2017 | Church and State
Former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP, gave a bold lecture on the role of faith in politics this week. In it he defended the rights of Christians to live out their faith in society, and the truth of Christianity which he said is the “essential underpinning of… democracy.” He also argued that there is no such thing as a neutral worldview. Tim Dieppe reviews the speech, finding some points of disagreement, but lots to be encouraged by in what he said.
Carys Moseley argues that recent threats to free speech on issues of sex and gender matter because Christians have a responsibility to speak out on what is good for all society.
November 23rd, 2017 | Abortion, Life and Bioethics
The first consequence of the repeal of article 40.3.3 - the 8th amendment - will be the death of unborn children in Irish hospitals. A cascade of other consequences will follow.
November 23rd, 2017 | Church and State, Education
Over the past ten days much criticism has been made of the Church of England’s guidelines against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Rev. Martin Davie among others has produced a particularly insightful critique that deserves careful attention.
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