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Discussing Gnosticism

Discussing Gnosticism

The Tron Church Glasgow took the Institute’s recent Gnosticism publication, written by Dr Nick Needham, as its ‘Big Read’. As they discuss the booklet, Agnes Brough, Phil Copeland and Willie Philip seek to help Christians be better equipped to have informed conversations on such sensitive and difficult topics.

Criminalising prayer and parenting?

Criminalising prayer and parenting?

Conversion therapy update – Scotland

The Scottish Government has promised a public consultation on conversion therapy legislation covering both sexual orientation and gender identity by the end of 2023. It had previously committed to publish a Bill by this date.

Banning ‘conversion therapy’ in Scotland

Banning ‘conversion therapy’ in Scotland

Summary and extracts of the written legal opinion of Aidan O’Neill KC

The Christian Institute commissioned written legal advice from Aidan O’Neill KC in December 2022. This booklet offers a summary and extracts of the legal opinion received.

Gnosticism booklet

Gnosticism booklet

Trans ideology involves ‘escaping’ from the body you were born with and choosing your gender based on what you feel. The way this has captured so much of our public debate would have been unthinkable until very recently.

Online Safety Bill: Second Reading Briefing

Online Safety Bill: Second Reading Briefing

The Government has introduced an Online Safety Bill to bolster regulation of the internet. It risks unfashionable views – like biblical teaching on sexual ethics – being censored because some people don’t like them. This could profoundly limit religious freedom and debate. If something is legal to say offline, it should be allowed online.

Questions for Candidates

Questions for Candidates

An election to the Northern Ireland Assembly has been called for 5 May 2022. As Christian citizens we should think carefully about how to vote. The Christian Institute is a registered charity and cannot endorse any political party or candidate in the election. We cannot tell you who to vote for.

Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill

The Government has introduced an Online Safety Bill to bolster regulation of the internet. It risks unfashionable views – like biblical teaching on sexual ethics – being censored because some people don’t like them. This could profoundly limit religious freedom and debate. If something is legal to say offline, it should be allowed online.

Assisted suicide

Assisted suicide

Campaigners for assisted suicide are stepping up their efforts. There are new legislative proposals at both Westminster and Holyrood to enable terminally ill adults to get help to kill themselves.