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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.


  • August 19th, 2015
    A crowdfunding page has been set up for Christian baker Jack Phillips, who was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals last week that he cannot refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business.
  • August 19th, 2015
    Barnabas Fund, which has a strong track record of supporting persecuted Christians, has launched a petition calling on political leaders to protect Syrian and Iraqi Christians.
  • August 4th, 2015
    A Conservative MP has warned that 'anti-terror' laws could be used against Christian teachers who say that same-sex 'marriage' is wrong.
  • July 15th, 2015
    A Chinese businessman has told the BBC how his faith in Jesus Christ has a dramatic impact on the company that he runs.
  • July 10th, 2015
    Christians must not give in to the temptation to despair in the face of loud, high profile opposition to God and the Christian faith, says cultural apologist and church leader Dr Joe Boot.
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