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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.

Articles

  • May 27th, 2015
    Two Christian street preachers have been cleared of all charges after they were arrested in Basildon and Hereford respectively.
  • May 26th, 2015
    62% of the nearly two million people who voted in Ireland’s recent referendum on same-sex marriage voted to extend the right to marry to gay and lesbian couples.
  • May 22nd, 2015
    Young men and women from Muslim backgrounds who have left Islam claim that they are a minority within a minority in Britain.
  • May 21st, 2015
    Students at a Welsh university have voted to ban the tradition of putting Bibles in their halls of residence in the name of ‘multiculturalism’.
  • May 20th, 2015
    Extremist, ISIS supporter and prime target of UK Government’s counter-extremism bill Anjem Choudary is to be challenged in a public debate in London tonight.
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