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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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The new Wilberforce Publications title, Same-Sex Parenting Research: A Critical Assessment, launched in London on Tuesday 29th January 2019. The new research supports the 'controversial' claim that 'children do best with a mother and a father'.
If the truth about our broken family culture concerns us, we must be willing to hear the 'controversial' truth that children do best with a mother and a father. The Christian Legal Centre's Roger Kiska looks into Richard Page's case to see the impact of political correctness on children, and concludes that if you hold a view that is out of step with culture, you may not be free to express it.
January 25th, 2019 | Islam
The Council of Europe has passed a hard-hitting resolution this week which calls on the UK to take six specific actions in relation to the influence of Sharia law. Tim Dieppe welcomes the points made and shows how Sharia law is, practically speaking, incompatible with human rights.
January 24th, 2019 | Religious Freedom
The Commission for Countering Extremism has an open call for evidence asking the public to provide examples of extremism in England and Wales. Please respond to the call using our guide.
In December, Christian Concern brought news that ex-magistrate Richard Page was granted permission to take his case to the most senior judges in England and Wales after being blocked from returning to a non-executive director role at an NHS trust for expressing the view that it is in a child’s best interests to be raised by a mother and a father. The results of his appeal could have significant consequences for anyone expressing a Christian view in a social setting.
January 16th, 2019 | End of life, Life and Bioethics
The Royal College of Physicians has decided to adopt a neutral position on changing laws on assisted dying – without consulting its members. Tim Dieppe discusses how this change in position seems unconstitutional, and why the law should not change. He concludes that the strong laws this country has are needed to protect the vulnerable.
January 15th, 2019 | Church and State
Following the rejection of the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed with EU negotiators, there is a great need for Christians to pray that the government, MPs and other leaders will find the best way forward. The coming months could lead to significant upheaval and change.
January 14th, 2019 | Church and State
The Rev. Canon J. John, evangelist, minister and Director of the Philo Trust, asks how we might best pray for this nation in the ‘interesting times’ we live in – particularly when the future seems so unclear. But whatever happens, he says, we should be encouraged: “Underneath and over this world is God and he remains immovable.” This article was originally posted on his blog, Canon J. John (republished with permission).
January 11th, 2019 | Other
Applications for the Wilberforce Academy 2019 are now open. This year’s Academy will run from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th September, and applications will close on 7th May.
January 10th, 2019 | Church and State, Social, Other
Christian Concern co-founder Pastor Ade Omooba, has this year been included in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and awarded an MBE for voluntary service. In true Pastor Ade style, he typifies the award by saying it stands for “Modest But Excellent”. We sat down and talked with him to find out how it all began.
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