The Christian Institute - Islam and Sharia Law News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-heritage/islam-and-sharia-law The latest islam and sharia law news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:33:52 +0000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:33:52 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Take urgent action on sharia law, Govt told https://www.christian.org.uk/news/take-urgent-action-sharia-law-govt-told/ A crossbench Peer has called on the Government to “respond urgently” to a review on sharia councils by legislating to protect vulnerable women.

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Mon, 28 May 2018 11:00:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/take-urgent-action-sharia-law-govt-told/
Government moves to protect Muslim women from unregistered Sharia weddings https://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-moves-protect-muslim-women-unregistered-sharia-weddings/ The Government has said it will explore proposals to ensure Muslim couples register their marriage in law before a Sharia wedding – in a move welcomed by a member of the House of Lords.

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:10:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-moves-protect-muslim-women-unregistered-sharia-weddings/
Thousands call for ‘ousted’ Christian chaplain to get his job back https://www.christian.org.uk/news/thousands-call-ousted-christian-chaplain-get-job-back/ Over 20,000 people are urging Brixton Prison to reinstate a Christian chaplain who says he was unfairly ousted.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:35:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/thousands-call-ousted-christian-chaplain-get-job-back/
Govt won’t back Islamic parallel legal system https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-wont-back-islamic-parallel-legal-system/ Sharia councils will not be given state backing, the Government has said, as it warned against appearing to have a parallel legal system.

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:42:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-wont-back-islamic-parallel-legal-system/
London church celebrates birthday of Mohammed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-church-celebrates-birthday-mohammed/ A Church of England church in London has come under fire for holding a joint birthday celebration for Jesus and Mohammed.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:27:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-church-celebrates-birthday-mohammed/
Strong backing in Lords for Bill to curb Sharia courts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/strong-backing-lords-bill-curb-sharia-courts/ A Bill aiming to curb the influence of sharia courts in the UK has received strong support in the House of Lords.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/strong-backing-lords-bill-curb-sharia-courts/
Investigation into sharia law begins https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigation-into-sharia-law-begins/ A review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales will begin immediately, the Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:20:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigation-into-sharia-law-begins/
'Women unwittingly entering polygamous marriages in UK' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/women-unwittingly-entering-polygamous-marriages-in-uk/ Women are suffering under sharia law in the UK, a Peer has warned, as she cautioned against getting trapped in a “labyrinth of inaction” on the issue.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:00:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/women-unwittingly-entering-polygamous-marriages-in-uk/
'Protect women by backing plans to curb discrimination' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/protect-women-by-backing-plans-to-curb-discrimination/ The suffering of Muslim women from religiously-sanctioned discrimination is an “affront to our hard-fought freedoms”, MPs and Peers have told the Government.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:54:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/protect-women-by-backing-plans-to-curb-discrimination/
Human rights activist: 'Sharia Bill is vital legislation' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/human-rights-activist-sharia-bill-is-vital-legislation/ A leading human rights activist has welcomed Baroness Caroline Cox’s Bill to restrain the operation of sharia councils.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:31:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/human-rights-activist-sharia-bill-is-vital-legislation/
Sharia courts Bill passed by Lords – now Govt urged to act https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-courts-bill-passed-by-lords-now-govt-urged-to-act/ A Bill seeking to restrain the operation of sharia councils has been passed by the House of Lords, but the Peer who introduced it says there is “still a long way to go”.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:29:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-courts-bill-passed-by-lords-now-govt-urged-to-act/
Crown Court judge to sit on discriminatory sharia council https://www.christian.org.uk/news/crown-court-judge-to-sit-on-discriminatory-sharia-council/ A judge has been given permission to sit on a sharia court while also officiating as a Crown Court judge, in a legal first.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:55:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/crown-court-judge-to-sit-on-discriminatory-sharia-council/
The Times welcomes Govt inquiry into Sharia courts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-times-welcomes-govt-inquiry-into-sharia-courts/ A national newspaper has welcomed plans for an inquiry into the judicial role of Sharia councils in Britain, warning that a “single sovereign rule of law” is the only protection against discrimination.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:27:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-times-welcomes-govt-inquiry-into-sharia-courts/
Secret workings of UK Sharia courts exposed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/secret-workings-of-uk-sharia-courts-exposed/ A groundbreaking new study has compiled evidence of how Sharia courts discriminate against women whilst operating “in the shadow of the law” in Britain.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:00:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/secret-workings-of-uk-sharia-courts-exposed/
'British Sharia councils are leaving women open to abuse' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-sharia-councils-are-leaving-women-open-to-abuse/ Islamic Sharia councils are discouraging women from going to the police in cases of domestic violence, a barrister has told the BBC.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:00:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/british-sharia-councils-are-leaving-women-open-to-abuse/
Bill to restrain 'discriminatory' Sharia law debated in Lords https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bill-to-restrain-discriminatory-sharia-law-debated-in-lords/ Today the House of Lords debated a Bill which seeks to restrain the operation of Sharia councils in England and Wales.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:00:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bill-to-restrain-discriminatory-sharia-law-debated-in-lords/
Women suffering under Sharia law in UK, Govt acknowledges https://www.christian.org.uk/news/women-suffering-under-sharia-law-in-uk-govt-acknowledges/ The Government has confirmed that it will launch an investigation into Sharia councils amid concerns that women are failing to be protected from violent husbands.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:00:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/women-suffering-under-sharia-law-in-uk-govt-acknowledges/
Sharia law in Britain to be investigated, announces Govt https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-law-in-britain-to-be-investigated-announces-govt/ Sharia councils may be working in a “discriminatory and unacceptable way”, the Home Office has said, as it announced an investigation into the practice.

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:50:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-law-in-britain-to-be-investigated-announces-govt/
Sharia law in Britain: New site backs Bill to tackle issue https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-law-in-britain-new-site-backs-bill-to-tackle-issue/ Powerful stories from women who have suffered under Sharia law principles in Britain feature on a new website launched as the House of Lords prepares to debate the issue.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:34:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sharia-law-in-britain-new-site-backs-bill-to-tackle-issue/
BBC: 'Serious questions' over Sharia treatment of women https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-serious-questions-over-sharia-treatment-of-women/ “Serious questions remain” over Muslim women’s treatment in British Sharia courts, a BBC programme has said.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:33:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbc-serious-questions-over-sharia-treatment-of-women/