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 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:53:28 +0000 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:53:28 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Christians stopped from fostering over biblical beliefs: Canada https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-stopped-from-fostering-over-biblical-beliefs-canada/ A Canadian adoption agency has been accused of discriminating against a Christian couple wanting to become foster parents.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:35:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-stopped-from-fostering-over-biblical-beliefs-canada/
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/
Persecuted Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan https://www.christian.org.uk/news/persecuted-asia-bibi-free-to-leave-pakistan/ Nine years after being given a death sentence for breaking blasphemy laws, Asia Bibi has been allowed to leave Pakistan.

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:20:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/persecuted-asia-bibi-free-to-leave-pakistan/
US Supreme Court judges criticise ‘remarkable’ anti-religious liberty ruling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-supreme-court-judges-criticise-remarkable-anti-religious-liberty-ruling/ Four US Supreme Court judges have criticised a lower court’s decision to uphold the sacking of a sports coach who prayed after matches.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:39:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-supreme-court-judges-criticise-remarkable-anti-religious-liberty-ruling/
China censors first commandment in latest crackdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/china-censors-first-commandment-in-latest-crackdown/ Christian believers across China are facing intense persecution amidst ongoing attempts by the Government to regulate the Church.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:31:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/china-censors-first-commandment-in-latest-crackdown/
245 million Christians suffering high levels of persecution https://www.christian.org.uk/news/245-million-christians-suffering-high-levels-of-persecution/ A new report by Open Doors has revealed the extent of Christian persecution around the world.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:58:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/245-million-christians-suffering-high-levels-of-persecution/
One in ten CofE clergy attacked in past two years https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-in-ten-cofe-clergy-attacked-in-past-two-years/ Acts of violence against members of the clergy are on the rise, a new Government-funded survey has revealed.

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Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:56:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-in-ten-cofe-clergy-attacked-in-past-two-years/
Jeremy Hunt calls for review into global persecution of Christians https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jeremy-hunt-calls-for-review-into-global-persecution-of-christians/ Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has acknowledged the ‘dramatic rise in violence’ against Christians globally, and launched an independent review to investigate.

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Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:45:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jeremy-hunt-calls-for-review-into-global-persecution-of-christians/
More than 100 believers arrested in Iran amidst Govt crackdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/more-than-100-believers-arrested-in-iran-amidst-govt-crackdown/ More than 100 Christians have been arrested in Iran in just one week and ordered to cut all contact with religious groups and house churches.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:09:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/more-than-100-believers-arrested-in-iran-amidst-govt-crackdown/
Christians face 'extinction' in the Middle East, fears Archbishop https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-face-extinction-in-the-middle-east-fears-archbishop/ Christianity in the Middle East is in danger of “imminent extinction”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:37:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-face-extinction-in-the-middle-east-fears-archbishop/
Texas school does U-turn on student prayer ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/texas-school-does-u-turn-on-student-prayer-ban/ A Texas school has backed down after it told Christian students they would have to pray where no-one could see them.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:04:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/texas-school-does-u-turn-on-student-prayer-ban/
Fast-food chain excluded from US campus for biblical ethos https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fast-food-chain-excluded-from-us-campus-for-biblical-ethos/ Rider University, New Jersey, has removed the option to allow a branch of fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, to open on its campus.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:39:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fast-food-chain-excluded-from-us-campus-for-biblical-ethos/
US professor disciplined for declining to call transgender student 'she' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-professor-disciplined-declining-call-transgender-student/ Prof. Nicholas Meriwether, who refers to his students as “sir” and “ma’am”, offended the transgender student by referring to him using male pronouns.

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:44:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-professor-disciplined-declining-call-transgender-student/
US Christian baker takes legal action against ‘hostile’ equalities quango https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-christian-baker-takes-legal-action-hostile-equalities-quango/ A Christian baker is suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for its persistent attempts to force him to bake cakes which violate his conscience.

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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:12:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-christian-baker-takes-legal-action-hostile-equalities-quango/
Christians facing increased persecution in China https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-facing-increased-persecution-china/ New regulations are leaving Christians in China facing increased persecution from their Communist Government.

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:15:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-facing-increased-persecution-china/
Ashers wins landmark Supreme Court 'gay cake' case https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-wins-landmark-supreme-court-gay-cake-case/ Ashers Baking Company has won its Supreme Court case.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:56:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-wins-landmark-supreme-court-gay-cake-case/
Ashers judgment to be released on 10 October https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-judgment-released-10-october/ The UK Supreme Court is set to rule on Ashers Baking Company’s appeal in the ‘gay cake’ case.

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:29:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ashers-judgment-released-10-october/
CI victory for street preacher puts spotlight on police powers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ci-victory-street-preacher-puts-spotlight-police-powers/ Police have apologised to a Christian street preacher after threatening him with arrest and forcing him to leave Bath city centre.

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:20:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ci-victory-street-preacher-puts-spotlight-police-powers/
Law Commission to review hate crimes https://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-commission-review-hate-crimes/ The Law Commission is to review how protected characteristics including sex and gender are treated within hate crime laws.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:37:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-commission-review-hate-crimes/
‘Take down the cross - replace it with picture of President Xi’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/take-cross-replace-picture-president-xi/ Chinese authorities are telling Christians to abandon their “superstition” and forcing them to venerate President Xi Jinping, it has emerged.

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:49:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/take-cross-replace-picture-president-xi/