The Christian Institute - Religious Liberty News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-liberty The latest religious liberty news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:43:21 +0000 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:43:21 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Council defies secularists’ attempt to sideline prayers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-council-defies-secularists-attempt-to-sideline-prayers/ Welsh councillors have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it ‘discriminatory’.

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Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:31:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-council-defies-secularists-attempt-to-sideline-prayers/
'The real Jesus Christ saved me from effects of dangerous cult' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-real-jesus-christ-saved-me-from-effects-of-dangerous-cult/ A man forced to live in an Australian drug-taking cult until he was 15 says Jesus Christ healed the damage he suffered.

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:56:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-real-jesus-christ-saved-me-from-effects-of-dangerous-cult/
Gareth Lee seeks to take UK to court over Ashers case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gareth-lee-seeks-to-take-uk-to-court-over-ashers-case/ LGBT campaigner Gareth Lee is seeking to challenge the UK Supreme Court over its unanimous decision in favour of Ashers Baking Company.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:11:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gareth-lee-seeks-to-take-uk-to-court-over-ashers-case/
‘Christians should be free to practise faith’, counter-terror chief says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-should-be-free-to-practice-faith-counter-terror-chief-says/ Conservative religious believers, including Christians, should not be ‘condemned’ for practising their faith, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has said.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:53:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-should-be-free-to-practice-faith-counter-terror-chief-says/
Humanists’ contradictions revealed by school assembly case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-contradictions-revealed-by-school-assembly-case/ Parents backed by a humanist lobby group have been given permission by the High Court to challenge daily acts of Christian worship in state schools.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:08:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/humanists-contradictions-revealed-by-school-assembly-case/
Christians being 'harassed' in over 100 countries, major report confirms https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-being-harassed-in-over-100-countries-major-report-confirms/ A new report into religious restrictions around the world confirms that Christians are being harassed in dozens of countries worldwide.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:21:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-being-harassed-in-over-100-countries-major-report-confirms/
Christian street preacher awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-street-preacher-awarded-2500-for-wrongful-arrest/ A street preacher detained by the Metropolitan Police has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:08:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-street-preacher-awarded-2500-for-wrongful-arrest/
Rush to impose 'seismic cultural changes' on Northern Ireland slammed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rush-to-impose-seismic-cultural-changes-on-northern-ireland-slammed/ Fast-tracked “back door regulations” to impose abortion and same-sex marriage are “disrespectful to the people of Northern Ireland”, MPs have been warned.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:13:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rush-to-impose-seismic-cultural-changes-on-northern-ireland-slammed/
CPS tells prosecutors to use ‘preferred pronouns’ in court https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cps-tells-prosecutors-to-use-preferred-pronouns-in-court/ Prosecuting lawyers have been urged not to use biologically-correct pronouns and names for transgender victims, witnesses and defendants.

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:11:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cps-tells-prosecutors-to-use-preferred-pronouns-in-court/
Christian volunteers dropped from library singalong time for ‘God songs’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-volunteers-dropped-from-library-singalong-time-for-god-songs/ A church-run group which organises nursery rhyme singalongs for under-fives has been dropped from a West Sussex library for mentioning God in some of its songs.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:51:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-volunteers-dropped-from-library-singalong-time-for-god-songs/
Police uphold free speech for street preachers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-uphold-free-speech-for-street-preachers/ Christian street preachers are benefitting from an intervention by The Christian Institute.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:24:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-uphold-free-speech-for-street-preachers/
Foreign Secretary to tackle global Christian persecution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/foreign-secretary-to-tackle-global-christian-persecution/ Foreign Secretary and Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt says the UK Government should be prepared to take action against global Christian persecution.

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Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:48:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/foreign-secretary-to-tackle-global-christian-persecution/
Australian Govt to introduce religious discrimination law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-govt-to-introduce-religious-discrimination-law/ Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his Government is set to introduce new laws on religious liberty, following the case of Israel Folau.

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Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:36:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-govt-to-introduce-religious-discrimination-law/
Christian magistrate loses religious discrimination battle https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-magistrate-loses-religious-discrimination-battle/ A Christian magistrate sacked for publicly expressing the view that children are better off with opposite-sex parents has lost a legal appeal.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:42:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-magistrate-loses-religious-discrimination-battle/
US bakery case 'small victory for religious freedom' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-bakery-case-small-victory-for-religious-freedom/ The US Supreme Court has ordered a review of a ruling against Christian bakers who declined to make a same-sex wedding cake.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:13:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-bakery-case-small-victory-for-religious-freedom/
Trans cake case against Masterpiece Cakeshop owner branded ‘harassment’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-cake-case-against-masterpiece-cakeshop-owner-branded-harassment/ The Christian owner of a bakery in Colorado is being sued for a third time for refusing to bake a cake which violates his conscience.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:30:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trans-cake-case-against-masterpiece-cakeshop-owner-branded-harassment/
Former Supreme Court justice: ‘Beware mission creep in human rights judgments’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-justice-beware-mission-creep-in-human-rights-judgments/ Legal rulings on controversial social issues show the European Court of Human Rights is going beyond its proper role, a former UK Supreme Court justice has warned.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:42:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-justice-beware-mission-creep-in-human-rights-judgments/
‘No Australian should be fired for their religion’: Israel Folau launches legal action https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-australian-should-be-fired-for-their-religion-israel-folau-launches-legal-action/ Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia (RA) after his playing contract was terminated over an Instagram post quoting the Bible.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:50:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-australian-should-be-fired-for-their-religion-israel-folau-launches-legal-action/
Kirk minister tells Scripture Union to accept same-sex marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/kirk-minister-tells-scripture-union-to-accept-same-sex-marriage/ A minister in the Church of Scotland has accused Christian charity Scripture Union of discriminating against homosexuals.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 15:00:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/kirk-minister-tells-scripture-union-to-accept-same-sex-marriage/
Oz school apologises over LGBT non-uniform day https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/ A school in Australia has apologised for asking pupils to pay extra money to not wear multi-coloured clothing at a non-uniform day.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oz-school-apologises-over-lgbt-non-uniform-day/