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Police remove preacher from Speakers’ Corner

Tim Dieppe comments on the recent removal by police of preacher Hatun Tash at Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner. ‘The home of free speech’ Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park has long been a bastion of free speech in the UK. It is reputed to be the most famous location for free speech in the world. A ...

26 September 2020   Articles

Christian preacher manhandled by police, faces trial

A Christian evangelist who was manhandled and arrested by police last year whilst preaching on the streets of Bristol, is to stand trial tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) charged with public order offences.

22 February 2017   Press Office

Christian preacher arrested in Barking for hate speech has charges dropped

Christian Legal Centre client, Pastor David Lynn, was released on Wednesday (21 March) without charge after being arrested outside Barking Tube Station on 20 March 2018 for preaching the gospel.

20 March 2018   Press Office

Christian preacher arrested in Barking for hate speech has charges dropped

Christian Legal Centre client, Pastor David Lynn, was released on Wednesday (21 March) without charge after being arrested outside Barking Tube Station on 20 March 2018 for preaching the gospel. David was held at Fresh Wharf Custody Base in Barking for over 20 hours, during which he was questioned by the police under caution. Preached ...

23 March 2018   Articles

John Dunn

John Dunn, a street preacher, had Public Order Act charges dropped after prosecutors claimed parts of the Bible are ‘abusive’ and ‘no longer appropriate in modern society.’

22 November 2022   Cases

Shaun O’Sullivan

Shaun O'Sullivan, a street preacher, was arrested in Swindon in March 2020 after explaining how Christians worship a different God to Muslims.

3 November 2022   Cases

Chizumie Dyer

Christian street preacher Chizumie Dyer who was fined over £16,000 by police for holding a church service for the homeless during the February 2021 lockdown has seen her case thrown out by a magistrate’s court.

10 December 2021   Cases

The Bristol Four

Four Christian street preachers, known as 'the Bristol Four', are challenging how they have been treated by Avon and Somerset Police over eight years.

19 October 2021   Cases

Hazel Lewis

Christian street preacher Hazel Lewis was arrested while preaching outside a North London tube station in February 2020 after false accusations were made against her by members of the public.

11 August 2021   Cases

Preaching, not breaching the peace

On Wednesday 31 July, a group of Christian street preachers, including street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi, delivered our street preacher petition to the Home Office, New Scotland Yard and the London Assembly.

6 August 2019   Articles

Pastor Oluwole Ilesanmi acquitted of hate speech

A missionary Nigerian pastor who is also a Christian street preacher has been acquitted of using ‘threatening and abusive language’ whilst preaching in Woodgreen, London. 

18 December 2017   Press Office

‘From a heart of hate to a life of love’

Bob Paulson of Decision Magazine speaks to John Dunn, whose street preaching case we recently supported when prosecutors claimed that parts of the Bible, when he read aloud, are ‘abusive’ and ‘no longer appropriate in a modern society’. In November 2020, UK street preacher John Dunn had interaction with two women who said they were ...

27 January 2023   Articles

Giving thanks for 2022: the year in review

What are you grateful for in 2022? We’ve seen many cases won over the past year, including Nigel and Sally Rowe’s challenge over trans policies in schools; Dr Dermot Kearney’s case against the General Medical Council, and who has now helped to save over 30 babies from unwanted abortions; and the likes of Maureen Martin, ...

21 December 2022   Articles

Government admits it was ‘inappropriate’ for CPS to call Bible ‘offensive’

In a win for Christian freedoms, the government has said that it was “inappropriate” for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to argue that parts of the Bible are “no longer appropriate in modern society” while trying to convict a Christian preacher of an alleged ‘hate crime.’ In the House of Lords this week, Baroness Hoey ...

14 December 2022   Articles

Government says it was ‘inappropriate’ for Crown Prosecution to say parts of Bible are ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’

In a win for Christian freedoms, the government has said that it was ‘inappropriate’ for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to argue that parts of the Bible are ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’ while trying to convict a Christian preacher of an alleged ‘hate crime.’

14 December 2022   Press Office

The judiciary should ‘protect free speech’ – not suppress it

Street preacher John Dunn was arrested after reading the Bible in public and told by prosecutors that parts of the Bible are “abusive” and “no longer appropriate in modern society.” The Public Order Act charges against him were, however, eventually dropped after his accusers ‘refused to engage with the case’. The Christian Legal Centre’s Michael ...

5 December 2022   Articles

Is the Bible too ‘abusive’ and ‘offensive’ to be read in public?

“Are we willing to tolerate religious perspectives that we might find offensive?” In his ‘Thought for the Day’, journalist Timothy Stanley mentions the case of street preacher John Dunn, who was arrested for preaching from the Bible. In court, the Crown Prosecution Service argued that parts of the Bible are “abusive” and “no longer appropriate ...

29 November 2022   Articles

‘As long as I breathe I will tell the world the glorious gospel’

“I don’t think it’s a crime to tell people the good news. I don’t think it is a crime to tell people that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only solution to humanity. “I am someone who is convinced by it, and as long as I breathe out and breath in, I will use that ...

27 October 2022   Articles

Pray for life and gospel freedom cases today

Two important Christian Legal Centre cases are taking place today and we’d greatly value your prayer for both of them.Christian street preacher Andrew Sathiyavan is challenging a ruling that said he should have done his street preaching and ministry online during Covid. Meanwhile, parents Lanre Haastrup and Rashid and Aliya Abbasi will seek permission to appeal ...

24 May 2022   Articles

A chance for Christians to shape the Bill of Rights

The government is consulting on reforming the Human Rights Act by replacing it with a Bill of Rights. This is expected to be one of the biggest constitutional changes in the UK for decades. The consultation is a golden opportunity to tell the government to ensure Christian freedoms are maximised in the proposed Bill of ...

4 March 2022   Articles

2021: a good year for Christian freedoms?

Andrea Williams looks back over the past year, reviewing how Christian freedoms have been impacted. 2020 was a bad year for freedom generally with harsh lockdowns imposed across the country and churches forced by law to close for the first time in hundreds of years. As we entered 2021, things were looking brighter. Churches were ...

5 January 2022   Articles

Mike Overd

Mike has faced arrest, prosecutions and other legal attempts to stop his street preaching

10 September 2021   Cases

‘What might be offensive to one person might be the salvation of another’

The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska explains why there should be space for street preachers to share the good news of Jesus Christ in the public square. Speaking to William Crawley on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback he says: “what might be offensive to one person might be the salvation of another”. Christian Concern · ‘What ...

20 August 2021   Articles

Why do the police have favourites?

In a guest post, Harry Miller (Fair Cop) compares how different groups are treated by police when they critique or offend other religions and beliefs. Imagine a musical in which the prophet, Mohammed, is cast with the swivelling hips of Little Richard and Muslims are kept in line by a dancing pork chop. If it ...

7 May 2021   Articles
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