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Why Christians celebrated the Balfour Declaration centenary

November 30, 2017 |

Christian groups around the country held special events to mark 100 years since Lord Balfour’s historic declaration which paved the way for Jews to return to their ancestral homeland. Most spectacular of all  was an evening in the Royal Albert Hall where Jewish and Christian leaders and artists shared the stage in a heartfelt celebration

by Nick Gray, the Christian Balfour 100 Group

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Apology from the editor

November 29, 2017 |

I apologise if some readers feel upset reading these abortion articles and wish to affirm that Christians do not condemn women who have had abortions. Rather, the Church can provide healing and restoration.

Back in 1994, I was commissioned to write … Read More

Make the Most of Christmas Says J John

November 29, 2017 |

MAKING THE MOST OF CHRISTMAS IS NOT GOING OVERBOARD ON YOUR CREDIT CARD AND GORGING ON TURKEY, BUT COMING TO A LIFE-CHANGING REALISATION OF THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

That is part of the Gospel that will be preached from most pulpits this Christmas, but millions are missing out simply because they’re not being invited to carol services. Read More

Pro-life heroine to marry

November 29, 2017 |

Happiness for Aisling after her legal ordeal

Last February we reported on the brave and lonely struggle of Aisling Hubert, the young woman landed with huge legal costs after the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) would not allow her to sue two doctors caught offering to abort unwanted baby girls.

Had the costs not been met, she could have faced prison.

HEART readers responded generously to the call to support Aisling and, along with donations from Christian Concern supporters, her costs were met.

But it turns out that Aisling’s battle, which began when she was just 21, was not as lonely
as supposed. Among those praying for her was Jake Goodison, a young man whom she had begun to think of as a best friend; now they are engaged and plan to marry next June. Read More

‘Abortion propaganda’ show exposed BBC’s bias

November 29, 2017 |

A BBC documentary on abortion failed to mention that most people don’t want a change in abortion law, despite that being the main result of a poll commissioned for the show.

‘Abortion on Trial’, hosted by Anne Robinson and broadcast … Read More

Tories give travel cash for abortions

November 29, 2017 |

The new funding for low-income Northern Irish women to travel to England for an abortion has stunned Christian campaign group CARE.

CARE explained that the UK Government “does not have a mandate” to intervene and is “riding roughshod” over Northern … Read More

Fifty years of legalised ‘choice’

November 29, 2017 |

Pro-life peer Lord David Alton protested on the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with supporters, outside Parliament 

Abortion ‘greatest shame of our nation’

Pro-life champion Lord Alton of Liverpool marked the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with a blistering speech outside Parliament on 27 October.

Monstrous
The Christian peer, who has campaigned against abortion over many years, called the 8,894,355 abortions carried out since 1967 “a monstrous figure”.

Hundreds listened to Lord Alton, who deplored the “wilful killing of the smallest and most helpless member of the human family in the very place they should be safest – their mother’s womb”. Read More

Anglicans to debate gay blessing

November 29, 2017 |

The Church of England is to consider whether to offer blessing ceremonies to same-sex couples.

One of the five cathedrals singled out for the Reformation challenge was Hereford, whose bishop, Richard Frith, has succeeded in putting before the General Synod a motion … Read More

Laity leader quits ‘heretical’ bishops’ council

November 29, 2017 |

Leading evangelical Lorna Ashworth has resigned from the Archbishops’ Council in protest at increasingly liberal attitudes on gay issues.

One of only two representatives on Church of England’s governing body who are elected by the House of Laity, she said the … Read More

‘Turbulent priests’ give bishops until February to repent

November 29, 2017 |
The declaration posted on the doors of Southwark Cathedral

The declaration posted on the doors of Southwark Cathedral

Evangelical Anglicans have used the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to issuean ultimatum to the Church’s leadership. Bishops have until February to restore biblical teaching on marriage or risk ‘rupturing’ the Church.

Mimicking Martin Luther’s posting of 95 Theses on the doors of Wittenberg Castle Church, that sparked the Reformation, today’s protesters anonymously attached complaints to the doors of five British cathedrals.  Respectfully, they used blu-tack rather than nails, but their message was still an ultimatum. Reissuing the Southwark Declaration from 2015, they added another notice written anonymously by one priest but signed by 60 others. Read More