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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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March 21st, 2019 | Church and State, Freedom
In a three-part series, Dr Joe Boot (Wilberforce Academy, Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity) argues that liberal democracy – the dominant view in political philosophy - is a form of heresy springing from beliefs that should not be held by Christians. In part two, Dr Boot looks at the origins of liberal democracy and how it has evolved to shape today’s political philosophy.
March 20th, 2019 | Church and State, Freedom
In a three-part series, Dr Joe Boot (Wilberforce Academy, Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity) argues that liberal democracy – the dominant view in political philosophy - is a form of heresy springing from beliefs that should not be held by Christians. In part one, Dr Boot looks at authority – what is a Christian understanding of knowledge and how does it help us assess differing views of political life?
March 19th, 2019 | Education, Freedom, Religious Freedom
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."
March 15th, 2019 | Freedom of Speech
In response to the arrest of street preacher Olu, written questions have been raised to the government, find out what was said below.
March 15th, 2019 | Family and Sexual Ethics
Dr Carys Moseley looks at the suggestions that children have been taken into care because their parents objected to their wishes to change gender. Are taxpayer-funded authorities ignoring both parents' wishes and the law when it comes to advocating for transgenderism?
March 14th, 2019 | Social
Christian Concern co-founder Pastor Ade Omooba has received his MBE at Buckingham Palace. Pastor Omooba was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for voluntary service in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019.
March 12th, 2019 | Freedom of Speech
The video of the arrest of Pastor Oluwole Ilesanmi has sparked outrage from Christians and non-Christians alike across the UK and the globe. But the story does not end with his arrest, it gets worse. Here Christian Concern's Tim Dieppe explains what happened and how the actions of the police have been exposed.
March 11th, 2019 |
Felix Ngole's case will be heard on 12 and 13 March 2019 at the Court of Appeal. The case could have significant implications for the free speech of some 6 million regulated professionals in the UK.
March 8th, 2019 | Islam
In November 2018, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims released a report ‘Islamophobia Defined’, urging the government to adopt a legal definition of Islamophobia. Certainly, anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination need to be addressed, but the report and its definition are problematic and only likely to make the problem worse. Tim Dieppe examines the report and the proposed definition and finds that adopting this definition will seriously inhibit free speech.
March 7th, 2019 | Family and Sexual Ethics
The news that one of the governors of the Tavistock gender clinic recently resigned brings the whole organisation and its ideologies into question, yet there is a great unwillingness to speak publicly about the real dangers of allowing under-18s to ‘transition’ gender. Carys Moseley says now is the time to investigate what really goes on in the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents.
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