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Dr Carys Moseley looks at the campaign against so-called ‘conversion therapy’ and the possible effects of banning help for people with unwanted same-sex attraction.
Lord Pearson began a discussion in the House of Lords this week with an oral question on religious hate speech. During the debate, the government minister was asked if someone proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus or the divinity of Allah could be arrested for hate speech. The minister did not deny that someone could be arrested for such proclamations. Tim Dieppe discusses the debate and the unwillingness of the government to state that no one should be arrested for preaching the gospel.
December 7th, 2018 | Family and Sexual Ethics
In a bizarre case of alleged discrimination, Dutch television personality Emile Ratelband, has lost his legal bid to change his age. Having argued that at age 69 he struggled to find work and love, the courts have now ruled that it would be wrong to lower his age to 49.
December 7th, 2018 | Church and State, Freedom
Dr Joe Boot, the Director of Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Academy, is a pastor in Toronto and the founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He writes from his context in Canada on the values and freedoms that were held and fought for by soldiers in the first and second world wars and asks if our populations would still make the same sacrifices today.
December 6th, 2018 | Church and State
Nowadays, Christmas can seem very disconnected from its roots. The humble beginnings of our Saviour Jesus Christ can all too easily get lost in the manic present-buying, stress-cooking and last-minute-wrapping that we’re all too familiar with. The message is so easily forgotten; but it is one that brings life, joy and freedom, and it’s one that we’re told to share with the world.
December 6th, 2018 | Church and State, Other
The All-Party Parliamentary Group, Christians in Parliament are running an inquiry into ‘Being a Christian in the UK Today’. The group is concerned with what it is like to live as a Christian in the UK in 2018, and there is scope for churches or organisations to respond as well as individuals.
In a hearing last week, ex-magistrate Richard Page was granted permission to take his case against the most senior judges in England and Wales to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
On 19 July 2018, the Joint Committee of Human Rights, appointed by the House of Lords and House of Commons, issued a report entitled Enforcing human rights. The report highlighted the Joint Committee’s concern that there is a significant disconnect between what the law says and how it is being applied, leaving entire segments of the population feeling like they cannot access justice.
December 3rd, 2018 | Family and Sexual Ethics
The government is consulting on reforms of the legal requirement for divorce with the key proposal intended to enable divorce to take place without any ‘fault’ so one party can unilaterally impose divorce on the family, with no reasons provided. Read our guide on how to respond.
This week, the story of Izzy Montague has hit the news, who challenged her child’s primary school over forcing children as young as five to take part in an event celebrating gay pride. Since making a complaint about the school’s handling of the event, Izzy says she has been victimised by the school.
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