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At the Council of Europe, 13 December 2018, Roger Kiska raised concerns with the case of E. S. v. Austria. The European Centre for Law and Justice organised a seminar at the Council of Europe titled "New challenges to the Freedom of Religion in Europe in the Light of the Recent Judgments of the ECHR". You can watch his speech in the video, or read the transcript below.
December 14th, 2018 | Family, Family and Sexual Ethics
A report this week on BBC Radio 4’s 'The World Tonight' examined the rise of ‘co-parenting’. Rebekah Moffett, communications officer at Christian Concern, comments on the impact that ‘co-parenting’ could have on society.
December 14th, 2018 | Islam
Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska reflects on his visit to Strasbourg to speak at the Council of Europe in a week which saw the city hit by a mass shooting.
Senior Church of England Bishops have announced they want to begin an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapy amid calls to ban it for being ‘harmful’ and ‘dangerous’.
December 14th, 2018 | Adoption, Family and Sexual Ethics
Claiming that a child would be better off with a mother and a father than with two men is now state heresy argues Tim Dieppe as he discusses the case of Richard Page who was dismissed as a magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice in 2016 for stating exactly that. Mr Page has now won the right to appeal this shocking decision. When judges are dismissed for breaching state orthodoxy and trying to protect children we are in totalitarian territory.
Christian Concern's chief executive Andrea Minichiello Williams, who is a lay member of the Church of England's General Synod, responds to new Church of England guidance on how to formally recognise and 'celebrate' a person's gender transition.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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