The Christian Institute - Secularism News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-heritage/secularism The latest secularism news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:35:34 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:35:34 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) NZ Parliament drops ‘Jesus’ from prayer http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nz-parliament-drops-jesus-prayer/ An official prayer said by parliamentarians in New Zealand has been stripped of its reference to Jesus Christ.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:18:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/nz-parliament-drops-jesus-prayer/
TV historian: 'I was wrong about Christianity' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tv-historian-i-was-wrong-about-christianity/ Tom Holland, the TV and radio historian and author of the prize-winning Rubicon, says he had the completely wrong idea about Christianity.

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:47:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tv-historian-i-was-wrong-about-christianity/
'Christians must not keep their faith from public life' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-must-not-keep-their-faith-from-public-life/ A “faith which is purely private is of no public use”, a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast has said.

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Fri, 06 May 2016 15:45:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-must-not-keep-their-faith-from-public-life/
'Secular campaigns against church schools must stop' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secular-campaigns-against-church-schools-must-stop/ The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced plans to prevent “vexatious” secularist campaigns against church schools.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:08:11 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secular-campaigns-against-church-schools-must-stop/
'Christianity is being squeezed out of Whitehall' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christianity-is-being-squeezed-out-of-whitehall/ Christianity is being “silenced” in the public sector and quietly ‘squeezed out’ of national life, according to a former civil service chief.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:34:02 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christianity-is-being-squeezed-out-of-whitehall/
Minister: 'Easier for MPs to admit to porn than prayer' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-easier-for-mps-to-admit-to-porn-than-prayer/ “It is easier for a politician to admit to smoking weed or watching porn than it is to admit that they might take prayer seriously in their daily life”, a cabinet minister has said.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:18:38 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-easier-for-mps-to-admit-to-porn-than-prayer/
Cross removed after secular complaint http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cross-removed-after-secular-complaint/ A statue of a soldier kneeling before a cross has been removed from a war memorial in North Carolina following a legal threat by a secular organisation.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:19:00 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cross-removed-after-secular-complaint/
Make army chaplains secular, British officer says http://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-army-chaplains-secular-british-officer-says/ The British Army would be better served by secular chaplains, a former battalion commander has claimed.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:57:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-army-chaplains-secular-british-officer-says/
Secularists: Forget the Church on Remembrance Day http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-forget-the-church-on-remembrance-day/ Secularists are again calling for the Church to be sidelined from Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:11:42 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-forget-the-church-on-remembrance-day/
Christian groups told they must consider secular leaders http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-groups-told-they-must-consider-secular-leaders/ Christian groups at California State University have been stripped of recognition because they refused to sign a policy which would require them to open their membership and leadership to all students, including non-Christians.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-groups-told-they-must-consider-secular-leaders/
Christians likened to terrorist groups in secularist manifesto http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-likened-to-terrorist-groups-in-secularist-manifesto/ Pro-marriage and pro-life Christians have been likened to violent terrorists by a group of secularists and atheists.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:34:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-likened-to-terrorist-groups-in-secularist-manifesto/
New faith minister worries secularists http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-faith-minister-worries-secularists/ Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has been handed the responsibilities of Faith Minister in a move criticised by a secularist campaigner.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:44:08 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-faith-minister-worries-secularists/
Christians warned over 'dangerous' new secularism http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-warned-over-dangerous-new-secularism-2/ Christians need to recognise that the ‘new secularism’ is trying to undermine and destroy their faith, a Free Church minister in Scotland has said.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:00:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-warned-over-dangerous-new-secularism-2/
Scots Govt rejects bid to curb church role in education http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-govt-rejects-bid-to-curb-church-role-in-education/ Churches will continue to have a voice on local authority education committees, after the Scottish Government rejected a secularist bid to end the practice.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:00:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-govt-rejects-bid-to-curb-church-role-in-education/
Scots secularists bid to curb Churches' role in education http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-secularists-bid-to-curb-churches-role-in-education/ A Scottish secularist pressure group has called on the Government to remove religious representatives from education committees, during a session in Holyrood today.

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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:31:20 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-secularists-bid-to-curb-churches-role-in-education/
Secularists want Christian coronation oath scrapped http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-want-christian-coronation-oath-scrapped/ Secularists have launched a campaign to end the Christian coronation oath, in a bid criticised as “deeply misjudged”.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:57:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-want-christian-coronation-oath-scrapped/
Secularists: Dump Church from Remembrance Day http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-dump-church-from-remembrance-day/ The National Secular Society has been accused of trying “to politicise Remembrance Sunday for their own ends”.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:52:10 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-dump-church-from-remembrance-day/
Sex education should be forced on kids, secularists say http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-education-should-be-forced-on-kids-secularists-say/ Children should be forced to sit through sex education classes even if it goes against their parents’ wishes, a secularist pressure group in Scotland has said.

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:13:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-education-should-be-forced-on-kids-secularists-say/
Secularists in 'hostile' attempt to rid schools of chaplains http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-in-hostile-attempt-to-rid-schools-of-chaplains/ A secularist pressure group has targeted every school in Scotland demanding to know about their chaplaincy services.

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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:15:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/secularists-in-hostile-attempt-to-rid-schools-of-chaplains/
Columnist: New Guides' oath is 'secular totalitarianism' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnist-new-guides-oath-is-secular-totalitarianism/ Changing the Girl Guide promise to remove reference to God is “nothing other than secular totalitarianism”, a columnist has said.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:03:17 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnist-new-guides-oath-is-secular-totalitarianism/