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Christian GP who performed exorcism on patient is struck off

Christian GP who performed exorcism on patient is struck off

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:12

A Christian GP has been struck off after he took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him.

Car park charges “threaten” Christians, according to church leaders

Car park charges “threaten” Christians, according to church leaders

Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:20

Christian groups have responded angrily to plans by Edinburgh Council to abolish free parking on Sunday mornings.

Evangelical church banned from Swansea University, after “cult” recruitment fears

Evangelical church banned from Swansea University, after “cult” recruitment fears

Posted: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:45

The Freedom Church, an affiliate of Evangelical Alliance, has been banned from the campus of Swansea University after allegations that it was using "aggressive" recruitment strategies which targeted first year students.

58 Plymouth Brethren churches given charitable status

58 Plymouth Brethren churches given charitable status

Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:06

Almost 60 Plymouth Brethren congregations have gained charitable status in the past year providing them with significant tax benefits.

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:20

Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions".

Religious charities face Charity Commission investigations

Religious charities face Charity Commission investigations

Posted: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:14

Several faith-based charities have recently faced investigations or "operational compliance cases" from the Charity Commission for a range of offences, including fraud and accounting irregularities.

Census shows Christians no longer a majority in New Zealand

Census shows Christians no longer a majority in New Zealand

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:34

The results of the New Zealand census show a similar trend to that of the rest of the developed world – with religious adherence dropping dramatically.

Christian guest house owners who turned away gay couple lose court appeal

Christian guest house owners who turned away gay couple lose court appeal

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:21

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the owners of a guest house after they had been found guilty of discrimination against a gay couple who wanted to stay in a double room.

Christianity dying among young people, but Islam soars

Christianity dying among young people, but Islam soars

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:36

A large scale poll has revealed a dramatic decline in Christianity among young people and an equally striking rise in the numbers adhering to Islam in the same age group.

Christian B&B owners who refused gay couple a room lose their appeal

Christian B&B owners who refused gay couple a room lose their appeal

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:27

The Christian owner of a bed and breakfast who was found guilty of discrimination after she refused a double room to a gay couple has lost her latest appeal.

Council prayers challenged in the United States

Council prayers challenged in the United States

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:25

The US Supreme Court is to consider whether prayers can be offered as part of government meetings.

Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise

Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:06

According to census data analysis published yesterday, the number of British-born Christians is falling significantly, whilst the number of young Muslims is on the rise.

Prime Minister should ignore former archbishop's theocratic blundering, says NSS

Prime Minister should ignore former archbishop's theocratic blundering, says NSS

Posted: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:15

The National Secular Society has urged David Cameron to ignore Lord Carey's "theocratic and anti-democratic blustering" after he accused the Prime Minister of making Christians feel marginalised.

Another “Christian B&B” fined for turning away gay couple

Another “Christian B&B” fined for turning away gay couple

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:52

A gay couple have successfully sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation in Berkshire after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.

Evangelising GP disciplined by medical watchdog

Evangelising GP disciplined by medical watchdog

Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:13

A Margate GP who was accused of distressing one of his patients by inappropriately trying to evangelise him has received a warning from the General Medical Council (GMC). If any further complaints are made about him, he risks being struck off the medical register.

Compromise over cross at crematorium

Compromise over cross at crematorium

Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:50

As part of a recent refurbishment of Haycombe Crematorium, Bath & North East Somerset Council removed a prominent window with a Christian cross etched on it and replaced it with plain glass. This was an effort to make clear that the building was for the use of the whole community, not just Christians.

Probation mentors lose ‘faith’!

Probation mentors lose ‘faith’!

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:21

Nottingham Secular Society succeeds in preventing the proselytizing of probationers by evangelical mentors.

Latest 'persecuted Christian' case dismissed by employment tribunal

Latest 'persecuted Christian' case dismissed by employment tribunal

Posted: Wed, 02 May 2012 06:35

Dr David Drew, the latest Christian to claim victimisation in the workplace has had his case for religious discrimination dismissed by an employment tribunal in Birmingham.

Lord Alton wants the Government to change a law that doesn’t exist

Lord Alton wants the Government to change a law that doesn’t exist

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:38

The Christian fantasy that the Government has banned the wearing of crosses in the workplace was brought down to earth last week in the House of Lords, when Lord Alton asked whether the Government has "any plans to clarify the law in respect of Christians wishing to wear a cross in the workplace."

Christian MPs defend adverts claiming prayer can heal

Christian MPs defend adverts claiming prayer can heal

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:31

Three Christian MPs are trying to overturn an advertising ban on claims that 'God can heal'. They are Gary Streeter (Con), Gavin Shuker (Lab) and Tim Farron (Lib Dem).

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