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Trevor Phillips and the Islamophobia indictment

Tim Dieppe comments on the suspension of Trevor Phillips from the Labour Party. Former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, claims to have: “introduced the term ‘Islamophobia’ to British politics by commissioning the Runnymead Trust’s 1997 report on the issue.” Now the proliferation of this term and its proposed definition as ...

10 March 2020   Articles

Are Christians persecuted in the UK?

Owing the the coronavirus pandemic, this seminar will no longer take place at our offices but will be an online event. To join us on Monday, you’ll need two links to YouTube: 1. Our seminar begins at 8pm: https://youtu.be/HxeMpn1rqA8 2. Our live Q&A session begins at 8.35pm: https://youtu.be/td7ueGDfaUg Tip – make sure you’ve got a ...

6 April 2020   Events

Kristie wins hearts at Free Speech Union launch

Tim Dieppe reports on the launch of the Free Speech Union This week saw the launch of a new initiative to defend free speech. The Free Speech Union (FSU) has been set up by journalist Toby Young in order to help protect and support people who suffer in the work place or the public square ...

28 February 2020   Articles

Insider story: ‘how I’m trusting God for my asylum’

Rebekah Moffett, communications officer at Christian Concern, sits down to talk with Reza Karkah, a Christian asylum-seeker who, if deported to Iran, could face imprisonment, torture and even death. Reza Karkah and his wife Leigh Riley are not what you’d expect from two people facing the prospect of life-long separation, with the threat imprisonment, torture ...

20 February 2020   Articles

Reza Karkhah

Reza faces the possibility of persecution in Iran after his application for asylum was rejected by the Home Office, which claimed he had 'fabricated' his faith.

17 February 2020   Cases

Why is it easier for Islamists to claim asylum than persecuted Christians?

Dr Martin Parsons is an independent consultant on freedom of religion or belief specialising in the global persecution of Christians and has written a witness statement for Reza Karkah. Mention persecution of Christians and most people rightly assume that this is a problem in countries such as Iran or Saudi Arabia or even Pakistan. While ...

17 February 2020   Articles

Christian convert fears for his life due to anti-Christian bias in Home Office

A Christian asylum seeker who faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his English wife and child because of his faith has re-launched his bid for asylum to the Home Office. Mr Reza Karkah, 38 from Bradford, has good reason to believe he would be executed by authorities and exposed to vigilante violence ...

16 February 2020   Press Office

Trans rights judgment forces us to lie about sex

Carys Moseley comments on the recent Employment Appeal judgment that ruled that belief that biological sex cannot be changed is not a philosophical belief protected by the Equality Act. This week a judge in an employment tribunal ruled against Maya Forstater, a tax expert at the Centre for Global Development, who defended her right to ...

19 December 2019   Articles

Responding to the Conservative manifesto

The Conservative manifesto, released over the weekend, contains no policy proposals on liberalising abortion, gender self-declaration, or no-fault divorce. This sets the Conservatives apart from the other two main parties, both of which have extreme proposals on abortion and gender self-declaration, and both of which propose to introduce unilateral destruction of families through no-fault divorce. Same-Sex ...

28 November 2019   Articles

Christian Concern responds to Conservative manifesto

The Conservative manifesto, released over the weekend, contains no policy proposals on liberalising abortion, gender self-declaration, or no-fault divorce. This sets the Conservatives apart from the other two main parties, both of which have extreme proposals on abortion and gender self-declaration, and both of which propose to introduce unilateral destruction of families through no-fault divorce. ...

28 November 2019   Press Office

Red Wednesday and freedom of religion or belief

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue, comments on ‘Red Wednesday’, a campaign to highlight the persecution that many face the world over for their faith. This article can also be found on Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s OXTRAD website. Passers-by may be surprised to see some of our most ...

26 November 2019   Articles

Why not to use ‘Christophobia’

The following article is adapted from Christian Concern’s response to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Human rights: Freedom of religion and belief, and human rights defenders inquiry. You can read the full response here. One of the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians was ...

18 September 2019   Articles

‘Foreign Office discriminates against Christians’

The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, commissioned the Bishop of Truro to produce an independent review into global persecution of Christians and the quality of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) response to it. The review was published on 8 July.

10 July 2019   Articles

Appeasement, compromise and silence in a D-Day for the Church

Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, comments on the state of the nation and where we have gone since the Britain of the 1930s and 40s. Sadly, he says, with eroding freedoms and emptying churches, “the heart and soul of the nation [has become] disease-ridden, on life-support and on the edge of extinction.” How will ...

14 June 2019   Articles

Unique resource explores spread of Christian faith in Britain since the Reformation

Academics and Christians with an interest in the spread of the Christian faith in Britain since the Reformation are to be offered a unique resource following the launch tomorrow (Thursday 29 June) of the first volume in a new four-volume work.

28 June 2017   Press Office

University accused of ‘appalling double standards’ over LGBT, Islam and Christian beliefs

A Christian student has accused Sheffield University of "appalling double standards" in its decision to expel him from a social work course after he expressed his Christian beliefs on Facebook. Felix Ngole, 39, of Barnsley, made the accusation after new evidence was submitted to a Judicial Review hearing today (Tuesday 3 October) at the High Court in London.

3 October 2017   Press Office

Core Issues Trust Statement on Proposed Restrictions on Therapy for Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions

Core Issues Trust provides a space for individuals to safely explore their sexual attraction fluidity issues. Clients have different goals, and as with any therapeutic process, outcomes vary. Some clients, seeking viable and meaningful relationships with the opposite sex, find the capacity for that.

2 July 2018   Press Office

No such crime as ‘homophobia’, says judge, awarding damages to Christian market trader

After 15 years of selling watches and mobile phone cases at his stall at Chichester market, Steve Loha had his licence revoked with immediate effect after a customer complained that he was offered an “offensive” Christian cartoon tract in May 2017.However, in a judgment delivered on Friday 20th July in Chichester County Court, a judge has found that Mr Loha’s removal was illegal.

26 July 2018   Press Office

The heresy of liberal democracy

Christian Concern’s Joe Boot examines the challenges presented by liberal democracy. The question of authority The inescapable question that confronts us in every aspect of life is the question of authority. Whom and what will we believe, how will we live, and by what standard? There are a variety of ways we come to know ...

20 March 2019   Articles

On the flying of flags

Martin Davie, theological consultant to the Church of England Evangelical Council, looks into the issue of Church of England churches flying the rainbow flag. This article was originally posted on his blog, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. The purpose of this post is to consider the issue of the flying of the LGBTI+ rainbow flag by ...

18 September 2018   Articles

Jihad in Manchester

Tim Dieppe comments on the attack in Manchester this week. He discusses the need to defeat the ideology behind attacks like this. Monday 22nd May saw the worst terror attack in the UK for twelve years, with 22 killed and 64 injured. Perhaps not coincidentally, it took place on the fourth anniversary of the brutal ...

24 May 2017   Articles

Will the next government help persecuted Christians?

Tim Dieppe comments on The Barnabas Fund Manifesto for Persecuted Christians which proposes clear practical policy recommendations for the next government. Christians are facing extinction from some parts of the Middle East. Villages and churches are being destroyed. Those unable to flee are frequently offered a stark choice: convert to Islam, or be beheaded. This ...

12 May 2017   Articles

British Muslims: a community in denial?

Tim Dieppe comments on a Policy Exchange survey of British Muslims which is the largest survey of Muslims in Britain to date. The think tank Policy Exchange commissioned ICM to conduct the most extensive survey to-date of British Muslim opinion. The results were published earlier this month in a report titled “Unsettled Belonging”. This poll ...

14 December 2016   Articles

Big Boris: Doublespeaking on the London buses.

Andrea Williams comments on the case of Core Issues Trust and their banned bus advert. In another spectacular display of the establishment capitulating to the politically correct we see Mrs Justice Lang expressly refusing to let Core Issues Trust win. It’s a bad judgment and a bad day for free speech. After all no-one seems ...

13 March 2013   Articles
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