Category - religious liberty

  • 22 Sep 2010

    Christian Concern For Our Nation (CCFON) launched a new campaign yesterday (21 September) entitled “Not Ashamed”. It aims to encourage Christians to “stand up for Jesus Christ in public life”.

    I am not ashamed to be a Christian active in public life, but I will not be wearing one of the “Not Ashamed” badges. This is because the campaign aims to encourage only a certain sort of Christian to engage in particular forms of public life.

  • 15 Aug 2010

    Christian groups who fear discrimination say they want a "level playing-field" for British Christians. But if we are to take this concept seriously, let's not only support religious liberty for all people but also give up the privileges that are granted to Christians and denied to others. This would be a powerful demonstration of Christian love in action.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.

  • 17 Feb 2010

    Methodists in Britain and Ireland are urging a day of prayer and fasting on 25 February in solidarity with Methodists in Fiji. The military regime in Fiji has banned the Methodist Church's meetings and arrested its leaders.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    Anjem Choudary must be delighted. Despite representing very few people other than himself, he has now attracted so much publicity that his tiny group of extremists has been banned.

  • 9 Jan 2010

    Recent years have seen a string of controversies relating to freedom of dress. Muslim headscarves, Christian crosses and Sikh bangles are just a few of the items to cause controversy. Given the importance of clothing and appearance to personal expression and religious identity, why do we not see a united campaign for freedom of dress?

  • 24 Sep 2009

    Nine Methodist Church leaders in Fiji have returned to court as the military regime continues to crack down on those who speak out against it. The nine Methodists have been banned from preaching and attending meetings.

  • 22 Sep 2009

    The authorities in Azerbaijan are facing allegations of abuse and repression towards both Muslim and Christian worshipers. A major Sunni mosque has been closed down while Baptists have accused the police of intimidation and violence.

  • 24 Jul 2009

    Seven Methodist Church leaders in Fiji have been arrested and questioned by the country's military government. The regime is reported to fear political discussions at the Methodists' forthcoming annual conference.

  • 12 May 2009

    The First Amendment Center in the USA has placed online the once unavailable five-volume treatise of the late Rev Dean M. Kelley, the internationally known National Council of Churches USA executive for religious liberty.