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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.


  • December 8th, 2014
    BBC Radio 4 presenter, Roger Bolton, has raised concerns about the approach of schools to Christmas.
  • December 7th, 2014
    Many councils will be sending cards this year that do not have any explicit reference to Christmas, new research suggests.
  • December 4th, 2014
    The Council of Europe's Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has published a report entitled "tackling intolerance and discrimination in Europe with a special focus on Christians".
  • November 28th, 2014
    A Bill allowing local authorities to include prayers in their meetings if they so choose, had its second reading in Parliament last week.
  • November 19th, 2014
    A debate on whether 'Britain's abortion culture hurts us all' has been cancelled at the last minute following a campaign by students at Oxford University.
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