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 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:40:20 +0000 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:40:20 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) UK is a Christian country, says Education Secretary https://www.christian.org.uk/news/united-kingdom-is-a-christian-country-says-education-secretary/ The United Kingdom is a “Christian country” and has its institutions rooted in the “Judaeo-Christian tradition”, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said.

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:17:40 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/united-kingdom-is-a-christian-country-says-education-secretary/
'We only had our baby for two minutes, but keeping her was the right decision', says mum https://www.christian.org.uk/news/my-baby-only-lived-for-two-minutes-but-keeping-her-was-the-right-decision-says-mum/ A mother whose baby died two minutes after she was born, says choosing not to abort was the right decision.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:09:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/my-baby-only-lived-for-two-minutes-but-keeping-her-was-the-right-decision-says-mum/
Ashers Baking Company case: statement on costs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-baking-company-case-statement-on-costs/ The Belfast bakery at the centre of the ‘gay cake case’ will not be seeking costs against the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland which brought the case against them.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:22:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-baking-company-case-statement-on-costs/
Medical body threatened with legal action over assisted suicide poll https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-body-threatened-with-legal-action-over-assisted-suicide-poll/ The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been threatened with legal action over its controversial poll of its members on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:37:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-body-threatened-with-legal-action-over-assisted-suicide-poll/
Will Young to read LGBT bedtime story on CBeebies https://www.christian.org.uk/news/will-young-to-read-lgbt-bedtime-stories-on-cbeebies/ Will Young will feature on CBeebies, the BBC’s channel for children under six, to read a bedtime story about same-sex parents.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:27:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/will-young-to-read-lgbt-bedtime-stories-on-cbeebies/
Bishop calls for ban on Premier League gambling ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-calls-for-ban-on-premier-league-gambling-ads/ A bishop is challenging the Premier League by calling for betting firms’ logos to be banned from football shirts.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:35:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-calls-for-ban-on-premier-league-gambling-ads/
Doctors’ training course encouraging patients to transition is dropped https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-training-course-encouraging-patients-to-transition-is-dropped/ A training course for GPs which encouraged doctors to help patients ‘change sex’ has been dropped, The Sunday Times has revealed.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:39:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-training-course-encouraging-patients-to-transition-is-dropped/
‘Don’t legalise commercial surrogacy’, says bioethicist https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-legalise-commercial-surrogacy-says-bioethicist/ Parliament should never countenance the legalisation of commercial surrogacy, a leading bioethicist has said.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:29:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-legalise-commercial-surrogacy-says-bioethicist/
Same-sex marriage and abortion ‘for NI to decide’, Govt reiterates https://www.christian.org.uk/news/same-sex-marriage-and-abortion-for-ni-to-decide-govt-reiterates/ Controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage remain for politicians in Northern Ireland to decide, the Government has said.

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:58:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/same-sex-marriage-and-abortion-for-ni-to-decide-govt-reiterates/
Peers attempt to impose same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-attempt-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-northern-ireland/ Two Peers have launched a bid to impose same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland, with the proposal to be debated in the House of Lords on Friday.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:28:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-attempt-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-northern-ireland/
Children suffer from family breakdown, studies show https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-suffer-from-family-breakdown-studies-show/ A new study by University College London (UCL) confirms that children who experience family breakup are more likely to develop emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:20:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-suffer-from-family-breakdown-studies-show/
Bishop saddened by ‘generational scandal’ of child gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-saddened-by-generational-scandal-of-child-gambling/ Around 55,000 children are problem gamblers, the Bishop of St Albans has said, in what he has called a “generational scandal”.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:06:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-saddened-by-generational-scandal-of-child-gambling/
Smoking cannabis just once can alter teens' brains https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smoking-cannabis-just-once-can-alter-teens-brains/ A new study suggests that smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter the structure of the brain.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:50:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smoking-cannabis-just-once-can-alter-teens-brains/
Stonewall tells Westminster to impose same-sex marriage on NI https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-tells-westminster-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-ni/ Stonewall has joined with groups including Amnesty International and the National Union of Students (NUS), to call on Westminster to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:40:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-tells-westminster-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-ni/
‘Don’t weaken our abortion law’, say concerned NI residents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-weaken-our-abortion-law-say-concerned-ni-residents/ The Northern Ireland Secretary has been sent numerous letters urging her to keep the current protections on the lives of the unborn.

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:35:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-weaken-our-abortion-law-say-concerned-ni-residents/
BMA advises families to trawl social media to see if sick relatives want to die https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-advises-families-to-trawl-social-media-to-see-if-sick-relatives-want-to-die/ New guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) advises searching the old online content of patients on life-support, to see if they want to die.

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Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:42:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bma-advises-families-to-trawl-social-media-to-see-if-sick-relatives-want-to-die/
Dame June Whitfield criticises sex and swearing on TV in final interview https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dame-june-whitfield-criticises-sex-and-swearing-on-tv-in-final-interview/ Dame June Whitfield, who died last week aged 93, used her final interview to criticise modern television, saying there’s “too much sex and swearing”.

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Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:26:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dame-june-whitfield-criticises-sex-and-swearing-on-tv-in-final-interview/
Good news of Jesus Christ ‘needed as much as ever’, says Queen https://www.christian.org.uk/news/good-news-of-jesus-christ-needed-as-much-as-ever-says-queen/ Her Majesty the Queen has used her Christmas message to speak plainly of the ongoing and vital significance of the coming of Christ.

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Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:27:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/good-news-of-jesus-christ-needed-as-much-as-ever-says-queen/
Welsh Govt ignores 98 per cent of public to offer free abortions to NI women https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-ignores-98-per-cent-public-offer-free-abortions-ni-women/ The Welsh Government has announced it will offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland through the NHS, despite overwhelming public opposition.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:53:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-ignores-98-per-cent-public-offer-free-abortions-ni-women/
Mother refuses to abort child with life-limiting condition https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mother-refuses-abort-child-life-limiting-condition/ A young mum from Northern Ireland has refused advice to abort her baby in the knowledge that the child is unlikely to survive outside the womb.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:46:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mother-refuses-abort-child-life-limiting-condition/