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Prime Minister calls on Christians to be more "evangelical"

Prime Minister calls on Christians to be more "evangelical"

Posted: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20

In his most recent effort to highlight his strong Christian faith and the importance of Christianity within the UK, David Cameron has called for Christians to be more "evangelical".

NSS launch legal challenge to worshippers' free parking permits

NSS launch legal challenge to worshippers' free parking permits

Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:42

A legal challenge has been launched against Woking Borough Council's policy of offering free parking to worshippers while charging everyone else.

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:59

The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.

Tower Hamlets council approves £2 million funding to faith groups

Tower Hamlets council approves £2 million funding to faith groups

Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:38

The mayor of one of Britain's poorest boroughs is providing £2 million of funding to religious groups to help improve places of worship.

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.

You can trust us to run welfare services, say religious groups — but for how long?

You can trust us to run welfare services, say religious groups — but for how long?

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:31

New academic research released this week claims that welfare services provided by religious groups do not, on the whole, demand religious adherence or impose religious demands on service users.

Faith-based welfare could bring discrimination against marginalised groups, say Unitarians

Faith-based welfare could bring discrimination against marginalised groups, say Unitarians

Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:07

In a submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee, the Unitarian Church has warned that "faith based welfare" could lead to discrimination against marginalised groups.