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Dave McConnell

Dave McConnell is believed to be the first street preacher convicted and reported to counter-terrorism for 'misgendering' a member of the public.

7 March 2023   Cases

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

Councillor faced police threats for free speech beliefs

A democratically elected Conservative councillor launched a formal complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after officers threatened to storm a council building and arrest him if he attended a planning committee meeting. An unprecedented story, the complaint launched by Cllr Anthony Stevens, 51, from Wellingborough, called for an investigation into ‘the methods, ...

20 May 2024   Articles

Tory councillor reveals police threats to storm council building and arrest him during planning meeting for free speech beliefs

A democratically elected Conservative councillor has launched a formal complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after officers threatened to storm a council building and arrest him if he attended a planning committee meeting.

19 May 2024   Press Office

The Challenge of Islam in the UK

Head of Public Policy Tim Dieppe outlines the distinct challenges raised by Islam in the UK and how Christians can productively respond There is no doubt that Islam poses a challenge to Christians living in the UK. It is growing in influence and has political as well as religious ambitions. Islam is already threatening our ...

10 May 2024   Articles

Hate crime: is it worse in Scotland than in England and Wales?

Roger Kiska, Legal Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre, analyses how Scotland’s new hate crime law compares to the law in England and Wales In 2021, the Scottish Parliament passed the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 which, largely because of concerns relating to the bill and the introduction of new amendments, did ...

25 April 2024   Articles

Win for two Christians arrested for preaching next to LGBT flags

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped a case against two street preachers who faced being criminalised following arrests for refusing to stop preaching from the Bible on Glastonbury High Street. Mr John Dunn and Mr Shaun O’Sullivan, who are being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, were arrested by officers wearing rainbow lanyards under ...

6 March 2024   Articles

Police weaponise PSPO to threaten arrest and shut down Christian preaching

The Met Police have threatened to arrest Christian preachers accusing them of ‘hate crime’ and breaching anti-social behaviour legislation for preaching from the Bible in Uxbridge, London. The story and viral footage comes after the London Borough of Hillingdon used a Public Spaces Protection Order in Uxbridge Town Centre to clamp down on Christian street preaching. ...

15 February 2024   Articles

Police weaponise PSPO to threaten arrest and shut down Christian preaching in London

The Met Police have threatened to arrest Christian preachers accusing them of ‘hate crime’ and breaching anti-social behaviour legislation for preaching from the Bible in Uxbridge, London.

14 February 2024   Press Office

2023 highlights: Here’s what you’ve made happen

Andrea Williams, our Chief Executive, shares the highlights of 2023 for Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre, which supporters’ prayers, donations and advocacy have played a major role in bringing to fruition. As 2024 is upon us, I would like to personally thank you for your invaluable support for Christian Concern and the Christian ...

8 January 2024   Articles

Tell the Covid inquiry how lockdown affected you and your church

As you may well have seen in the news, the UK Covid-19 Inquiry is now underway and began hearings last year. The inquiry, which was set up by the government, has a system for collecting individual stories about the impact of Covid on you and others you know. Everyone has their own personal stories about ...

5 January 2024   Articles

Why does the UK lack research on Islamist extremism and terrorism?

Public Policy Researcher Dr Carys Moseley writes on the lack of research on Islamist extremism and why Christians are being referred to Prevent A report published last week warns that the UK lacks sufficient research on Islamist extremism. The report was commissioned by the Commission for Countering Extremism, and authored by Daniel Allington, an academic ...

21 December 2023   Articles

Police drop case against councillor advocating Christian free speech

The police have dropped all charges against a Tory councillor after he was arrested for a ‘hate crime’ for supporting Christian freedom of speech on X/Twitter. Cllr Anthony Stevens, 51, who has been supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested at his home without warning in August for a handful of tweets which included ...

11 December 2023   Articles

Police drop case against Tory councillor arrested for ‘hate crime’ for supporting Christian free speech

The police have dropped all charges against a Tory councillor after he was arrested for a ‘hate crime’ for supporting Christian freedom of speech on X/Twitter.

8 December 2023   Press Office

Christians in the Firing Line 2 launched by livestream

Ten years after Christians in the Firing Line was first published, Christians in the Firing Line 2 has now been released. In the live online book launch, our Chief Executive, Andrea Williams and Head of Public Policy, Tim Dieppe had an uplifting conversation with Author Dr Richard Scott. Together they endeavoured to answer viewers’ questions, ...

1 December 2023   Articles

Christians in the Firing Line 2 book launch

Legal cases supported by the Christian Legal Centre have escalated sharply since Christians in the Firing Line was published ten years ago. This called for a sequel, and Christians in the Firing Line 2 conveys the impact on Christians of the aggressive secularism that is sweeping across the nation. The selection of cases in Christians ...

28 November 2023   Events

Councillor will keep exposing police treatment for free speech tweet

A Conservative Party councillor says he will continue to expose the treatment he received from police after supporting fellow councillor King Lawal’s freedom of speech. In August, Cllr Anthony Stevens, who is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, told the media his harrowing story of being arrested in front of his family for a ...

13 October 2023   Articles

Police try to intimidate and censor Tory councillor from speaking to media after free speech ‘hate crime’ arrest

In a disturbing development, Northamptonshire Police has tried to intimidate and censor a Tory councillor from speaking to the media after he was arrested for an alleged ‘hate crime.’

13 October 2023   Press Office
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