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Saturday, April 20th, 2013
A recently released report on human rights by the UK government seems to pay relatively little attention to the persecution of Christians worldwide. While some estimates place the number of Christians who face persecution of some form at between 100 - 200 million per year, the report makes little mention of some of the worst cases, especially in the Middle East. This unwillingness to highlight Christian persecution is common in many Western governments, including the United States.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
British Christian and graphics designer Jamie Haxby claims that he was asked about his faith during a job interview at the Prested Hall hotel in the U.K. When the interviewer found that Jamie was not only a Christian, but that he had worked extensively with churches in the past and was apparently a committed Christian, she informed him that she and several members of the hotel staff were atheists and could not work with a committed Christian.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
After at least one well-publicized incident of a British Christian being demoted for expressing his traditional view of marriage, support has grown in Parliament to amend equality laws. The amendment passed this week helps protect Christians from being penalized or mistreated by employers for expressing their views on marriage.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
The United Kingdom’s House of Lords has called on the U.N. to begin an official inquiry into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. An estimated 70,000 Christians are imprisoned in North Korea’s concentration camps.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
A recent undercover investigation exposed the growing influence of Sharia law in UK. Sharia laws are inconsistent with human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination. UK must stop Sharia laws from operating in the country.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
According to a former BBC broadcaster, many in BBC consider Christians to be lunatics. We have observed, with concern, the growing anti-Christian sentiment by government establishments and the media in UK.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
There is a growing intolernace in UK for views of Christians towards same-sex marriage. Recently, UK's Deputy Prime Minister described opponents as bigots. We urge the UK officials to respect the rights of Christians to defend traditional definition of marriage.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
The Christians in UK are not facing the same way Christians are persecuted in places such as Nigeria or Egypt. There is, howeve, growing hatred against Christians in UK. We urge politicians in UK to ensure religious freedom of Christians in the country.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
A Christian politician, Christina Summers, could be expelled from her political party because of her opposition to same-sex marriage. We agree with Christina Summers that the decision to expel is her is "discriminatory against Christians. It’s a typical symptom of prejudice, blatant prejudice."
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Nigeria's Islamic radical group, Boko Haram, is responsible for killing of Christians, moderate Muslims and security officials. This article indicates that Boko Haram has received funding from a UK based charity. We urge the officials of the UK to investigate the reports of the funding and take necessary legal measure to stop further funding of the group.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Four British Christians are headed to the European Court of Human Rights to fight for their rights to do things as simple as wearing a cross necklace to work. The say, “"Many believe it is unfair that hard-working public servants and employees are being discriminated against simply because of their faith.” We are hopeful for an outcome that results in their basic religious rights being restored to them
Friday, August 31st, 2012
The is a growing concern about discrimination against Christians in Britain. Some Christians are taking Britain to the European Court of Human Rights due to violations of their religious freedom. We urge Britain to respect religious freedom of Christians.
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
Christians in the UK are outraged that the government has ignored their views on same-sex marriage. The Christians are also concerned about the implications of same-sex marriage on religious freeedom. We urge UK to take into account the implications of same-sex marriage on religious freedom and refrain from redefining marriage.
Friday, August 24th, 2012
UK based Christian radio organization was prohibited from asking its listners whether they face discrimination as Christians. Such decision is against freedom of expression and we agree with the statment by the radio station's chief executive who said the decision “greatly reduces the right of ordinary people to have their say in democratic debate and, regrettably, seems to be wholly reminiscent of a totalitarian state
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Some Christians in the UK are worried about the implications of gay marriage on religious freedom. The Christians are worried that churches will be forced to carry out gay marriages despite the assurance by the government of UK that such coersion won't happen.
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Christians were stopped from distributing Christian literature in the city center of Gloucester,UK. Authorities now apologize for preventing the Christians from distributing the tracts.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Peter and Hazelmary Bull said that they did not discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation. They claim they do not let any unmarried couples share a room, in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
“We believe that religious freedom itself is at stake, in the sense not just of freedom of worship, but of freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and freedom of action. Specifically, if a same-sex ‘marriage’ law is enacted, the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland urges that not only should no pressure be put on the Church to solemnise same-sex ‘marriage,’ but no penalty or sanction should accrue for not doing so.”
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
"It is wrong and worrying that a senior government advisor brands evangelical Christians as extremist. There are approximately two million evangelical Christians in the UK, the fastest growing part of the church worldwide. They take their faith seriously, but that does not make them extremist."
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
“It is wrong and worrying that a senior government advisor brands evangelical Christians as extremist. There are approximately 2 million evangelical Christians in the UK, the fastest growing part of the church worldwide. They take their faith seriously, but that does not make them extremist.”
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
BBC presenter is criticized for using the term "religious hogwash" to introduce the book of Genesis. This is not the first time that BBC has been accused of its bias against Christianity.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
“Whenever, I or any Christian touches on issues of life or identity it does elicit a very, very violent response with very strong accusatory language.”
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Human rights activists and others are expressing increasing concern about the growing role of Sharia law in the UK. Sharia law is discriminatory towards women and non-Muslims.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Britain’s only Green Party council has been accused of “violent prejudice” against Christians as it considers expelling a member who spoke out against same-sex marriage.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Islamic radicalism in the reason for the growing persecution of Christians around the world. The influence of Muslim radicals is also growing in the West.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
There has been a growing concern about the growing influence of Sharia law in the UK. In countries that Sharia law is applied, Christians and other religious minorities suffer persecution. Also, women are targeted by the Sharia law.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
The National Secular Society is pressuring officials from holding prayers at council meetings. Such prayers has been part of UK's tradition for years. Secular groups have been waging attacks against Christian values in the UK.
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Christians and other who oppose same sex marriage could face discrimination. A recent report concluded: “Religious beliefs which are central to the lives of many must be protected, not least by those who support the legalising of marriage between same-sex couples in the name of liberty. We must not replace one form of discrimination with another.”