Members of different faiths at the Together Stronger event organised in Ilford by the British Pakistani Christian Association
Once again death and destruction have come to our streets, but still we are not getting to grips with the real issues, says lawyer Philip Quenby
If ever we questioned the need to recover our Christian heritage, the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London should surely dispel any doubt once and for all.
Sadly, however, the Church is not getting to grips with the real issues. Widespread ignorance within the Church allows ill-informed platitudes and a spirit of appeasement free rein, so there is little difference between what the Government or the Church are saying about Islam.
United against terrorism: Tel Aviv showed solidarity with Manchester by lighting its city hall in the colours of the Union flag on Tuesday 23 May. Jerusalem is celebrating its own jubilee of reunification this June – it is 50 years since the Six Day War saw Israeli forces retake the occupied Old City.
It’s time we learnt that Israel’s battle is also our battle
By Charles Gardner
The latest London terror attack is another wake-up call for a nation that has become far too complacent in the face of current threats to our Judeao-Christian civilization.
I am not referring to our police and security services, but to how we have jettisoned the biblical principles on which our once great nation was built. And it appears we haven’t got the moral backbone to successfully counter the death culture of fundamentalist Islam.
Terror attack sadness points to resurrection gladness
By Charles Gardner
“He laid down his life for each one of us.”
An appropriate comment to hear around Easter/Passover, I’m sure you’ll agree.
The words are those of Jonathan Osborne, senior chaplain to London’s Metropolitan Police, speaking about the brave officer who died confronting a terrorist trying to attack Parliament.
It’s time British Christians rose up to say ‘enough is enough’
By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service
DONCASTER, UK (ANS – April 27, 2017) — As we stand at the crossroads with multiple challenges before us as a nation – politically, economically and spiritually – our greatest need is prayer. But in order to be aroused to what many would see as an extreme measure, we need leaders called “for such as time as this” – men and women who refuse to be intimidated into submission to the current worldview and who recognise the urgency of the hour.
By Charles Gardner
At a time of great turbulence, when all around is sinking sand, Christians believe there is a rock of perfect security on which to stand. His name is Jesus. And those who fail to honour him will stumble. (Isaiah 8:14; Romans 9:33)
In the world of politics, too, there is an “immovable rock” that will injure those nations wishing to move it. (Zechariah 12:3) Could this mean that all who attack Jerusalem – “the city of the Great King” (Matthew 5:35) – will themselves be terrorised?
Report tackles “deeply flawed” government thinking
A new report from Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights has criticised the government’s equation of strong religious beliefs with terrorism. “British values” and the plans to register and inspect Sunday Schools have also come under fire.
Tasked with examining the Government’s planned counter-extremism legislation, the Committee was deeply critical, questioning the need for the plans and claiming that existing legislation already “deals appropriately with those who promote violence.”
A Saudi Arabian television newscaster has urged Muslims to feel shame over terrorist attacks committed in the name of Islam.
Nadine Al-Budair berated those who claim the recent atrocities in Europe have no connection to Islam, saying “we …
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Jesus Christ)
A TERRORIST ATTACK leaving journalists and cartoonists dead in Paris this January has thrown Europe into a panic. Yet the media worldwide ignored the slaughter of uncountable people – also at the hands of Islamist militants – in Baga village, Borno state, northern Nigeria in the same period.