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Religious Freedom

Britain’s Christian heritage has encouraged religious freedom and tolerance. UK and European law largely protects an individual’s right to hold and manifest religious beliefs, although this is fast being eroded. We are witnessing an increasing restriction of religious freedom in this country. Increasing numbers of Christians have been penalised for their faith in the public sphere, often due to equalities legislation and the promotion of homosexual rights. Some Christians have been threatened with disciplinary action, suspended, and even sacked for refusing to act against their consciences. At Christian Concern we vigorously resist any restrictions on freedom of speech and expression for Christians.


  • November 20th, 2015
    BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Iain Lee has reportedly left his job at the station following interviews that he conducted with Christian Legal Centre (CLC) client Rev Barry Trayhorn and CLC's Libby Powell.
  • November 15th, 2015
    Schools should no longer hold collective acts of worship, a report has concluded. The study, for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, claims that acts of worship could discriminate against other religions.
  • November 14th, 2015
    Lord Alton and Fiona Bruce MP have called on the government to consider the protection of religious freedom within their foreign aid programme.
  • November 6th, 2015
    A California State University professor has been falsely accused of discrimination, because of his support for marriage, family and children's rights.
  • November 3rd, 2015
    The government has said it has "no plans" to ban counselling for unwanted same-sex attraction.
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