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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.

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  • February 15th, 2019
    On 25th February, parliament will debate giving parents an opt-out for Relationships and Sex Education in schools. Christian Concern is planning a gathering outside parliament at 4pm, so make sure to sign up to our email list to receive more details (christianconcern.com/signup). In our briefing note, we explain why parents' religious freedom needs to be protected by having an opt-out.
  • January 24th, 2019
    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.
  • January 22nd, 2019
    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.
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