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 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:23:12 +0000 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:23:12 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
‘Offensive’ Christian symbols being hidden at Scottish crematoria https://www.christian.org.uk/news/offensive-christian-symbols-hidden-scottish-crematoria/ Christian symbols are being hidden or removed at funeral services in Scotland for fear that they will cause offence, it has emerged.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:03:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/offensive-christian-symbols-hidden-scottish-crematoria/
Govt guidance on gay marriage teaching 'legally flawed' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-guidance-gay-marriage-teaching-legally-flawed/ Government guidance that would silence church schools on the issue of gay marriage is “legally flawed”, a top human rights expert has said.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-guidance-gay-marriage-teaching-legally-flawed/
Street preacher arrested outside St Paul’s Cathedral https://www.christian.org.uk/news/street-preacher-arrested-outside-st-pauls-cathedral/ A street preacher has been arrested outside St Paul’s Cathedral after cathedral staff complained about him reading from the Bible.

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Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:38:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/street-preacher-arrested-outside-st-pauls-cathedral/
Christian doctor loses job for saying ‘we are made male or female’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-doctor-loses-job-saying-made-male-female/ A Christian doctor due to take on a key civil service role has lost the position for asserting that gender is determined by biology.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:52:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-doctor-loses-job-saying-made-male-female/
Christian florist ‘very thankful’ for US Supreme Court move https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-florist-thankful-us-supreme-court-move/ A Christian florist who declined to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding has been given a significant boost by the US Supreme Court.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:10:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-florist-thankful-us-supreme-court-move/
Christian university loses case over biblical stance on sex outside marriage https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-university-loses-case-biblical-stance-sex-outside-marriage/ Critics have slammed a decision to punish a Christian university in Canada for its sexual ethics policy, describing it as an attack on religious freedom.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:00:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-university-loses-case-biblical-stance-sex-outside-marriage/
Religious liberty victories for US Christian colleges https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-liberty-victories-us-christian-colleges/ A US religious liberty group is celebrating court victories which fully affirm freedom and protections for several Christian colleges.

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:29:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-liberty-victories-us-christian-colleges/
‘Make gay wedding invites’, Christians told by US court https://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-gay-wedding-invites-christians-told-us-court/ Two Christian business owners have been told by a US court that they must use their artistic talents to create invitations for a gay wedding.

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:57:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/make-gay-wedding-invites-christians-told-us-court/
Christian fired by US fitness brand for calling gay pride event ‘sin’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-fired-us-fitness-brand-calling-gay-pride-event-sin/ A Christian has lost his job with a high-profile fitness company for speaking out online against celebrating homosexuality.

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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:14:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-fired-us-fitness-brand-calling-gay-pride-event-sin/
5-year-old bullied for saying grace https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-old-bullied-saying-grace/ A five-year-old girl became depressed after being bullied for her faith at a Scottish state school.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:38:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/5-year-old-bullied-saying-grace/
Christian baker: I’m delighted with US Supreme Court verdict https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-baker-im-delighted-us-supreme-court-verdict/ The Christian baker at the centre of a six-year legal tussle over religious liberty says he’s “so thankful” to the US Supreme Court for ruling in his favour.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:56:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-baker-im-delighted-us-supreme-court-verdict/
Victory for US Christian baker at Supreme Court https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-us-christian-baker-supreme-court/ Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who declined to create a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, has today won his case at the US Supreme Court.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:14:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-us-christian-baker-supreme-court/
Christian couple vindicated in adoption dispute https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-couple-vindicated-adoption-dispute/ A married couple rejected as adoptive parents due to their beliefs about marriage and sexuality, have finally had their application approved.

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Thu, 31 May 2018 13:52:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-couple-vindicated-adoption-dispute/
Jacob Rees-Mogg challenges BBC over ‘intolerant tolerance’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jacob-rees-mogg-challenges-bbc-intolerant-tolerance/ Jacob Rees-Mogg has highlighted how liberal ‘tolerance’ will only tolerate views which it agrees with, as he challenged a BBC television presenter.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 14:20:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jacob-rees-mogg-challenges-bbc-intolerant-tolerance/
Family of suicide bombers attack churches in Indonesia https://www.christian.org.uk/news/family-suicide-bombers-attack-churches-indonesia/ Christians are calling for prayer after several churches were attacked in Indonesia – with a single family suspected of carrying out the bombings.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 10:57:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/family-suicide-bombers-attack-churches-indonesia/
Highland schools ‘increasingly hostile’ to Christians https://www.christian.org.uk/news/highland-schools-increasingly-hostile-christians/ Children across the Highlands are being bullied in schools for their religious beliefs, an MSP has revealed.

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Wed, 09 May 2018 12:39:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/highland-schools-increasingly-hostile-christians/
Free speech must be protected on campus, says university minister https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-must-protected-campus-says-university-minister/ A “new chapter” will begin for free speech on university campuses, the Government has pledged, saying students need to be exposed to views they may not like.

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Thu, 03 May 2018 14:49:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/free-speech-must-protected-campus-says-university-minister/
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.

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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/