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Religious Freedom

Britain’s Christian heritage has encouraged religious freedom and tolerance. UK and European law largely protects an individual’s right to hold and manifest religious beliefs, although this is fast being eroded. We are witnessing an increasing restriction of religious freedom in this country. Increasing numbers of Christians have been penalised for their faith in the public sphere, often due to equalities legislation and the promotion of homosexual rights. Some Christians have been threatened with disciplinary action, suspended, and even sacked for refusing to act against their consciences. At Christian Concern we vigorously resist any restrictions on freedom of speech and expression for Christians.

Articles

  • March 29th, 2019
    On Wednesday 27 March, Parliament approved the new draft regulations for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), which will promote LGBT lifestyles to children as young as five. The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska looks at the problem of RSE in schools across the country, including the case of Izzy Montague, and argues that “the battle for our children is upon us.”
  • March 19th, 2019
    With Parliament recently approving the government’s new guidelines on Relationships and Sex Education – which will come into force from 2020 – the Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska explains why the State has an obligation to provide education "to support the promotion of values which are in harmony with and respect the rights of families with faith backgrounds."
  • February 28th, 2019
    On Saturday 23 February, Oluwole Ilesanmi, a Christian street preacher and former dentist, was arrested outside Southgate tube station in London for ‘breaching the peace’. The police have said that they were called by a member of the public who had complained that the preacher was being ‘Islamophobic’ as he shared the gospel with passers-by. The video of the preacher’s arrest has caused outrage, not just in the UK, but across the world and has gone viral.
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