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Church and State

What role should the Church play in public life? Some think that the decline of the Church in UK culture means we should keep our opinions to ourselves and allow rival worldviews to run society. But we are convinced that Jesus Christ, and his pattern for life, is not only the right way to live, but the best way to live. The Church should be confident in speaking into matters of policy and law, for the good of all.

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  • July 24th, 2018
    The UK government has taken the extraordinary step of admitting that transgender identification is actually a belief. It has done this in its own consultation document on reforming the Gender Recognition Act (2004), in a discussion on whether there should be legal rights for people who say they are neither male nor female.
  • April 19th, 2018
    Roger Kiska comments on the systematic rejection of visa applications for Christians seeking to study in theological institutions or who are seeking refuge from war-torn countries. Commenting on cases handled by the Christian Legal Centre, Kiska says: "Christian ministries providing invaluable outreach to segments of the UK population in need, are being targeted and punished despite their best intentions to follow the letter of the law in relation to issuing visas."
  • April 3rd, 2018
    Asserting that Christians need to develop a cultural theology grounded in the Bible, Dr. Joseph Boot has addressed what he calls 'Churchianity' in a series of articles for Christian Concern. Here in the final instalment of this series, he draws an important distinction between piety and pietism and warns of the consequences of Christians retreating from public engagement. Boot calls for a recovery of faith and practice that permeates every element of our society.
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