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The Challenge of Islam in the UK

Tim Dieppe writes about the challenge of Islam in the UK, asking how the church should respond. This article was originally published in the Affinity Social Issues Bulletin for November 2017. The Influence of Islam The fastest growing religion in the UK At the last census in 2011, there were 2.7m Muslims in the UK, ...

22 November 2017   Articles

Tim Farron’s resignation shows ‘totalitolerance of illiberal elite’

Tim Farron’s resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats “demonstrates that Christians are simply not tolerated by the illiberal elite”, says Andrea Williams. In his resignation statement, Farron said that to be leader of the Liberal Democrats and “to live as a committed Christian…felt impossible” to him. He added, “we are kidding ourselves if we ...

15 June 2017   Articles

University ‘thought police’ remove student from social work course

Andrea Williams comments on Felix Ngole’s case and its wide-reaching ramifications for the freedoms of Christians in all areas of public life. Felix Ngole puts another face to the increasing alienation of Christians from the public square. In 2016 he was expelled from the University of Sheffield for expressing support for the biblical view of ...

26 April 2017   Articles

Judge censors Bible for public preaching

A Christian street preacher has been convicted of a Public Order offence for using the wrong Bible verse in a public conversation with a man who identifies as homosexual. But the preacher was acquitted of two other Public Order charges. Unusual judgment In a highly unusual judgment, Michael Overd, who regularly preaches on the streets ...

24 March 2015   Articles

Police apologise and award Christian evangelist £10,000 for arrests

The Metropolitan Police has apologised and admitted it ‘fell below standards’ following two wrongful arrests of a female Christian evangelist at Speakers’ Corner, London. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Hatun Tash, a well-known Christian evangelist who regularly critiques and debates the Qur’an and Islam at Speakers’ Corner, has also received £10,000 in compensation and costs after challenging the ...

21 October 2022   Articles

Police apologise and award Christian evangelist £10,000 for Speakers’ Corner arrests

The Metropolitan Police has apologised and admitted it ‘fell below standards’ following two wrongful arrests of a female Christian evangelist at Speakers’ Corner, London.

21 October 2022   Press Office

Liz Truss is the new Prime Minister: let’s look at what this means

Dr Carys Moseley looks at the record of the new Prime Minister on some key moral issues Liz Truss was announced as the new Prime Minister on Monday, having won a slim majority of 57.4% of the votes to become Conservative party leader. The important question now is, what does this mean in Christian terms? ...

9 September 2022   Articles

Andrew Sathiyavan

Andrew was arrested on Easter Sunday 2020 after being told by the police that preaching the gospel was 'not allowed.'

23 May 2022   Cases

‘The police went after her with a real zeal – but she was innocent’

Hazel Lewis, the first Christian woman to face trial for street preaching since a landmark free speech case in 1997, has been told that there was ‘no case to answer’ after she was arrested and prosecuted which preaching a Biblical message in North London in February 2020. Caroline Farrow, UK campaign director of CitizenGO, spoke ...

12 August 2021   Articles

Christian volunteer fined for helping homeless in lockdown

A Christian voluntary worker, fined by police for supporting the homeless and preaching during lockdown, has had a case against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) because “it is not in the public interest.” Jan Niedojadlo, 56, from Taunton, who has been supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was fined £60 by Avon ...

4 June 2021   Articles

Case dropped against voluntary worker fined by police for helping the homeless during lockdown

A Christian voluntary worker, fined by police for supporting the homeless and preaching during lockdown, has had a case against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) because ‘it is not in the public interest.’ Jan Niedojadlo, 56, from Taunton, who has been supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was fined £60 by Avon ...

4 June 2021   Press Office

‘This is tantamount to harassment by the police’

Street preacher Mike Overd has won the freedom to keep sharing the gospel on the streets of Avon and Somerset. At a High Court hearing yesterday, the judge rejected a heavy-handed attempt by police to suppress his preaching with a civil injunction application. The police claimed that his preaching caused ‘significant risk or harm to ...

6 October 2020   Articles

Lessons from Spurgeon on coronavirus

Tim Dieppe takes a close look at how Charles Spurgeon preached during a cholera epidemic and what we can learn about how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers of the Victorian era. Known as the ‘Prince of Preachers’, it is estimated that he preached the gospel to ...

17 March 2020   Articles

Welsh diocese worships the god of Pride

Christian Concern’s Communication Manager Paul Huxley comments on the Diocese of Llandaff’s support for Pride Cymru. While English cathedrals host helter skelters and bishops fail to defend the unborn, we can rejoice that the Church of England has not yet sunk to the depth of the Church in Wales (which, though disestablished is also a member of the ...

23 August 2019   Articles

Believe in Christian sexual ethics? Then you have enemies

Paul Huxley, Communications Manager at Christian Concern, argues that Christians cannot avoid hostility from the world while remaining faithful on issues of sexuality and gender. But what can Christians do to be prepared? If you hold to a biblically faithful position on sexuality and gender, you have enemies. I don’t know anyone who wants to ...

16 November 2018   Articles
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