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, 15 Jul 2019 16:07:31 +0000 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:07:31 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Trump 'conscience rule' challenged by abortion activists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/ President Trump has issued a final ‘conscience rule’ protecting medical staff who disagree with issues such as abortion and assisted suicide on ethical grounds.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:02:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/
Rugby star Israel Folau sacked for Bible post after panel ruling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-rugby-star-israel-folau-sacked-for-bible-post-after-panel-ruling/ An independent panel has ruled against rugby player Israel Folau and backed Rugby Australia’s (RA) decision to terminate his contract over an Instagram post quoting the Bible.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 15:40:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-rugby-star-israel-folau-sacked-for-bible-post-after-panel-ruling/
‘We ban porn so we should ban Christian-owned company’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/we-ban-porn-so-we-should-ban-christian-owned-company/ A Christian-owned fast food company has been compared to pornography by a US university leader, in a bid to ban the company from campus.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 14:30:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/we-ban-porn-so-we-should-ban-christian-owned-company/
MP: ‘China could use state snooper scheme to crack down on churches’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-china-could-use-state-snooper-scheme-to-crack-down-on-churches/ An MP has warned that China could use controversial facial recognition software to crack down on its citizens’ religious freedom.

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Tue, 14 May 2019 09:10:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mp-china-could-use-state-snooper-scheme-to-crack-down-on-churches/
Australian church leader: Israel Folau is a ‘test case for our national culture’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-church-leader-israel-folau-is-a-test-case-for-our-national-culture/ Christians will continue to proclaim the gospel regardless of the punishment handed out to rugby star Israel Folau, evangelical leader Phillip Jensen has said.

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Fri, 10 May 2019 15:12:41 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-church-leader-israel-folau-is-a-test-case-for-our-national-culture/
Christian persecution amounts to genocide, report reveals https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-persecution-amounts-to-genocide-report-reveals/ The persecution of Christians is so extreme it amounts to genocide in some parts of the world, a new report has revealed.

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Tue, 07 May 2019 15:56:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-persecution-amounts-to-genocide-report-reveals/
Investigation launched as Yale Law School ‘caves in to LGBT activists’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigation-launched-as-yale-law-school-caves-in-to-lgbt-activists/ Yale Law School has been accused of discriminating against groups who hold traditional views on gender and same-sex relationships.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 15:53:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/investigation-launched-as-yale-law-school-caves-in-to-lgbt-activists/
Law protecting free speech on college campuses passed in Oklahoma https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/ The US state of Oklahoma has passed a law protecting students’ rights to free speech.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 15:36:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/oklahoma-passes-law-protecting-free-speech-on-college-campuses/
Foreign Secretary uses Easter message to highlight global persecution of Christians https://www.christian.org.uk/news/foreign-secretary-uses-easter-message-to-highlight-global-persecution-of-christians/ In his Easter message, Jeremy Hunt said millions of Christians live under a “shadow of persecution” and that he endeavours to see the UK stand “in solidarity” with them.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:24:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/foreign-secretary-uses-easter-message-to-highlight-global-persecution-of-christians/