The Christian Institute - Northern Ireland News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/northern-ireland The latest northern ireland news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:40:19 +0000 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:40:19 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) NI women urge MPs to leave their abortion laws alone https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-women-urge-mps-leave-abortion-laws-alone/ Attempts to impose abortion on Northern Ireland should be resisted, MPs were told yesterday.

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:05:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-women-urge-mps-leave-abortion-laws-alone/
Thousands march for life in Belfast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/thousands-march-life-belfast/ Pro-lifers have rallied in Belfast to call on Northern Ireland to stand up for the unborn.

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:57:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/thousands-march-life-belfast/
Peer: ‘Why are politicians trying to force abortion on Northern Ireland?’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peer-politicians-trying-force-abortion-northern-ireland/ MPs attempting to impose abortion on Northern Ireland are being driven by “a mutant version of liberal ideology”, according to an independent Peer.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:25:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peer-politicians-trying-force-abortion-northern-ireland/
Christians are meant to go against society’s tide, says under-fire Church https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-meant-go-societys-tide-says-fire-church/ Biblical teaching on morality encourages Christians to imitate Jesus Christ even when culture is going a different way, a leading Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) figure has said.

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:43:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-meant-go-societys-tide-says-fire-church/
Supreme Court rejects attempt to liberalise Northern Ireland abortion law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-rejects-attempt-liberalise-northern-ireland-abortion-law/ The Supreme Court has today dismissed an attempt to overturn Northern Ireland’s pro-life protections.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:57:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-rejects-attempt-liberalise-northern-ireland-abortion-law/
MPs stand up for most vulnerable in society https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-stand-vulnerable-society/ Female MPs spoke out powerfully last night against weakening protections for unborn children, as the Government continues to face pressure to back abortion in Northern Ireland.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:34:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-stand-vulnerable-society/
Don’t impose abortion on NI, say MPs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-impose-abortion-ni-say-mps/ Abortion law should be left to Northern Ireland and not imposed by Westminster, Conservative and Labour MPs say.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:46:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-impose-abortion-ni-say-mps/
PM resisting pressure to enforce abortion on NI https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-resisting-pressure-enforce-abortion-ni/ Theresa May is facing pressure to impose abortion on Northern Ireland, but says the issue is a matter for Belfast, not Westminster.

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Wed, 30 May 2018 15:10:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-resisting-pressure-enforce-abortion-ni/
Belfast City Council rejects increased Sunday trading https://www.christian.org.uk/news/belfast-city-council-rejects-increased-sunday-trading/ Belfast City Council has heeded concerns about family life, with councillors rejecting the latest attempt to liberalise Sunday trading.

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Fri, 18 May 2018 14:15:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/belfast-city-council-rejects-increased-sunday-trading/
Ashers Supreme Court day two: ‘Law protects people, not campaign messages' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-day-two-law-protects-people-not-campaign-messages/ Laws on discrimination protect people, not campaign messages, the Supreme Court has heard on the second day of the Ashers Baking Company case.

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Wed, 02 May 2018 16:03:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supreme-court-day-two-law-protects-people-not-campaign-messages/
Ashers QC to Supreme Court: One day-a-week faith isn’t freedom https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-qc-supreme-court-one-day-week-faith-isnt-freedom/ Christians who have to ditch their faith at work have no real freedom of religion, senior judges have been told in the case of Ashers Baking Company.

Keep on reading: Ashers QC to Supreme Court: One day-a-week faith isn’t freedom

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Tue, 01 May 2018 16:06:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-qc-supreme-court-one-day-week-faith-isnt-freedom/
Daniel McArthur tells media: Jesus Christ has been with us every step https://www.christian.org.uk/news/daniel-mcarthur-tells-media-jesus-christ-us-every-step/ Daniel McArthur, General Manager of Ashers Baking Company, has spoken of Jesus’ sustaining power during the difficult four years of legal challenges.

Keep on reading: Daniel McArthur tells media: Jesus Christ has been with us every step

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Tue, 01 May 2018 11:46:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/daniel-mcarthur-tells-media-jesus-christ-us-every-step/
‘If Ashers lose, we all lose’, pro-gay marriage columnist says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-lose-lose-pro-gay-marriage-columnist-says/ Family-run Ashers Baking Company should not be forced to promote a cause which its owners profoundly disagree with, a columnist says.

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:20:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-lose-lose-pro-gay-marriage-columnist-says/
Ashers supporters out in droves ahead of Supreme Court hearing https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supporters-droves-ahead-supreme-court-hearing/ Supporters of Ashers Baking Company have turned out in their hundreds at Christian Institute meetings this week.

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:15:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-supporters-droves-ahead-supreme-court-hearing/
Councillors defer Sunday trading decision, amid protests https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councillors-defer-sunday-trading-decision-amid-protests/ Politicians in Belfast have delayed a decision on extending Sunday trading, as campaigners issued a warning over the effect on families.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councillors-defer-sunday-trading-decision-amid-protests/
Girl Guide leaders rail against trans policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girl-guide-leaders-rail-trans-policy/ Girl Guide leaders are protesting against new rules allowing boys who claim to be girls to share changing rooms, tents and shower facilities with girls.

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:39:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/girl-guide-leaders-rail-trans-policy/
Gambling Commission 'bottles' FOBT stake cut https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/ High-stakes betting machines known as Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) should have the maximum bet set “at or below £30”, the Gambling Commission has recommended.

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:11:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/
Columnists criticise Amnesty's 'dangerous' push for prostitution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/ Columnists for The Guardian and The Times have accused Amnesty International of hypocrisy and feeding a system of sexual abuse by campaigning to decriminalise prostitution.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:42:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/columnists-criticise-amnestys-dangerous-push-prostitution/
Sunday trading debate re-opened in Belfast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sunday-trading-debate-re-opened-belfast/ A public consultation has been launched on extending Sunday trading hours in Belfast – less than a year after the last proposal was overwhelmingly rejected.

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:43:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sunday-trading-debate-re-opened-belfast/
'Same-sex marriage is up to Northern Ireland', Secretary of State says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-marriage-northern-ireland-secretary-state-says/ The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has rejected calls for Westminster to impose same-sex marriage.

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:20:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sex-marriage-northern-ireland-secretary-state-says/