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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

  • March 3rd, 2015
    Media reports suggest that the Government may be planning to backtrack on its promise to protect free speech in universities.
  • March 2nd, 2015
    The words “Christ” and “Jesus Christ” have been removed from a list of banned offensive terms by Marks & Spencer. The u-turn follows an online barrage of comments after it emerged, yesterday (Sunday March 1) that the the terms were banned.
  • February 21st, 2015
    Christian schools in Britain are under renewed scrutiny from the European Commission following a complaint lodged by the British Humanist Association.
  • February 21st, 2015
    A Christian book described as a “fun and friendly guide to moving to secondary school" will no longer be given to pupils leaving a Scottish primary school following a complaint from the Humanist Society of Scotland.
  • February 20th, 2015
    Christian Concern’s Islamic Affairs Adviser, Sam Solomon, himself a convert from Islam to Jesus Christ reflects on the recent beheading of 21 Christians.
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