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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.


Last year, we asked you to participate in a government consultation on amending guidance for independent and faith schools to prevent teachers from defending a biblical view of marriage. Thanks to your action, the government has now amended its final guidance, which allows for Christian schools to continue to speak the truth about marriage and family.
May 9th, 2019 | Freedom, Freedom of Speech
Next week, the case of former magistrate Richard Page will be heard before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Richard initially faced discipline for saying, in private, that a child does best with a mother and a father. Legal Counsel, Roger Kiska, comments on why this case “represents a watershed moment in the nation’s history.”
May 8th, 2019 | Church and State
Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, argues that the Church has progressively stepped away from its legacy of cultural apologetics, and – in line with the changing culture – has begun preaching only a gospel message of personal salvation. This has opened the door to a charge of progressivism against Christian values, which only a reformation in the Church can turn around.
May 3rd, 2019 | Church and State
Tim Dieppe reviews new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, by Israeli academic Yoram Hazony. Hazony defends the notion of national freedom, as opposed to imperialism, showing how the Bible sets the vision for a world of independent nations. He says the new liberalism of the West is imperialistic and restricting basic freedoms in many nations. Tim concludes that this is an important book, well worth a read.
Professor Walter R. Schumm, author of Wilberforce Publications book Same-Sex Parenting Research, looks at further studies that have been carried out since the book was published and finds that the research backs up his original conclusions: same-sex parenting does more harm to children than heterosexual parenting.
May 1st, 2019 | Freedom, Freedom of Speech
Following the recent controversy over the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau and the punishment of Billy Vunipola, Communications Officer, Rebekah Moffett, comments on how any view that criticises a homosexual lifestyle is increasingly being pushed out of the public square, and concludes that we must uphold Christians’ freedom of speech, even if their views are contrary to modern Western culture.
May 1st, 2019 | Freedom of Speech
The court transcripts for the Felix Ngole case are dense and complicated, below we have pulled out some of the exchanges that highlight how much is riding on the outcome of this case for Christian freedoms. We have also included inspiring quotes from religious freedoms barrister, Paul Diamond, from his defence of Felix in court. The three judges presiding over the case are Lord Justice Irwin, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Sir Jack Beatson. Ms Hannett is counsel for the University of Sheffield.
April 26th, 2019 | Abortion, Life and Bioethics
In February, Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska appeared before a parliamentary select committee as the only pro-life representative, giving evidence on the issue of decriminalising abortion in Northern Ireland. The evidence he presented moved some members to take up his position. Roger now comments on the report published by the House of Commons, which sadly promotes the liberalisation of abortion.
This month, the government of the Cayman Islands won the right to appeal a Supreme Court judgment which would introduce gay ‘marriage’. But the push for same-sex ‘marriage’ appears to be global. Carys Moseley comments on the threat it poses to traditional marriage and Christianity.
April 16th, 2019 | Education, Freedom, Freedom of Speech
After hearing about plans to introduce teaching on LGBT relationships in primary schools, school worker Kristie Higgs took to Facebook to voice her concern to her friends. However, after one of her ‘friends’ saw two of Kristie’s personal posts, she was reported to the headteacher of her school and later sacked for gross misconduct.
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