The Christian Institute - News https://www.christian.org.uk/news The latest news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:41:27 +0000 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:41:27 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
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/
'Abortion is our core mission' says Planned Parenthood CEO https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-is-our-core-mission-says-planned-parenthood-ceo/ Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Leana Wen, announced on social media that abortion is the “core mission” of the organisation.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:52:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-is-our-core-mission-says-planned-parenthood-ceo/
‘Don’t tell children they are naughty or lazy’, Scot Govt says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-tell-children-they-are-naughty-or-lazy-scot-govt-says/ The Scottish Government has drawn fresh criticism for intruding on family life with its new guidance on how parents should speak to their children.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:55:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-tell-children-they-are-naughty-or-lazy-scot-govt-says/
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/
BA pulls ad after complaints it 'glamorised' gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ba-pulls-ad-after-complaints-it-glamorised-gambling/ British Airways (BA) has withdrawn a television ad featuring holidaymakers appearing to make easy money from gambling.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:28:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ba-pulls-ad-after-complaints-it-glamorised-gambling/
Irish medics refuse to offer abortions on conscience grounds https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irish-medics-refuse-to-offer-abortions-on-conscience-grounds/ Doctors and nurses across the Republic of Ireland are refusing to participate in abortions following the recent change in the law.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:56:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/irish-medics-refuse-to-offer-abortions-on-conscience-grounds/
Campaigners call to make gambling a public health issue https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-call-to-make-gambling-a-public-health-issue/ Campaigners for stronger betting regulations have called for gambling to be made a public health issue.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:53:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-call-to-make-gambling-a-public-health-issue/
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/
More than 100 Oxford clergy rail against LGBT guidance https://www.christian.org.uk/news/100-oxford-clergy-rail-against-bishops-guidance/ More than 100 clergy from the Diocese of Oxford have written to their bishops to express serious concerns about guidance affirming LGBT lifestyles.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:26:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/100-oxford-clergy-rail-against-bishops-guidance/
Doctors to be polled for stance on assisting suicide of patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-to-be-polled-for-stance-on-assisting-suicide-of-patients/ The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to ask its members and fellows for their views on legalising assisted suicide.

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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:30:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-to-be-polled-for-stance-on-assisting-suicide-of-patients/
‘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/
Men get access to women-only wards in NHS trans policy https://www.christian.org.uk/news/men-get-access-to-women-only-wards-in-nhs-trans-policy/ Hospitals are allowing male patients to share female wards if they self-identify as women, even if they haven’t had gender reassignment surgery, The Daily Telegraph has revealed.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:01:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/men-get-access-to-women-only-wards-in-nhs-trans-policy/
Cannabis academy’s teachings ‘biased’ and ‘dangerous’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-academys-teachings-biased-and-dangerous/ An organisation that purports to teach doctors how to use cannabis as a medicine has been accused of peddling “biased” and “dangerous” advice.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:27:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-academys-teachings-biased-and-dangerous/
Nursery staff told not to say 'boys and girls' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nursery-staff-told-not-to-say-boys-and-girls/ Nursery staff in Scotland have been told not to call children ‘boys’ and ‘girls’.

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:09:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nursery-staff-told-not-to-say-boys-and-girls/
Leeds red light district ‘hasn’t worked’, says pioneer https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-red-light-district-hasnt-worked-says-pioneer/ One of the councillors instrumental in setting up Leeds’ legal prostitution zone has admitted that the project is a failure.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:15:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leeds-red-light-district-hasnt-worked-says-pioneer/
Gambling ad ban must go further to protect children, critics say https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ad-ban-must-go-further-to-protect-children-critics-say/ Children will still be bombarded with gambling ads during live TV sporting events even after a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ad ban is introduced.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:02:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ad-ban-must-go-further-to-protect-children-critics-say/
‘Monkey Dust drug ruined my son’s life’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-ruined-my-sons-life/ The mother of a Monkey Dust addict has revealed how the drug drastically affected her son.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:54:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/monkey-dust-drug-ruined-my-sons-life/
‘Don’t make changing sex easier’ public says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-make-changing-sex-easier-public-says/ Half of Brits do not think the process for legally changing sex should be made easier, a survey for The Times has revealed.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:59:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-make-changing-sex-easier-public-says/
Surrogate mum refuses demand to abort baby with heart defect https://www.christian.org.uk/news/surrogate-mum-refuses-demand-to-abort-baby-with-heart-defect/ A surrogate mother from Texas refused to abort a baby with a heart defect in the face of demands from its biological parents.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:21:49 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/surrogate-mum-refuses-demand-to-abort-baby-with-heart-defect/