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So what does the conviction of the two street preachers in Bristol signify?

March 31, 2017 |

Rev Andrew Symes of Anglican Mainstream answers three of the most commonly voiced questions:

Are there other precautions these street preachers should have taken or that others should learn from for the future?

Andrew Symes: ‘People can shut down Christians quickly’

Andrew Symes: ‘People can shut down Christians quickly’

I personally don’t like street preachers who just shout at passers by.

I’ve been involved in street evangelism in the past where music and drama can draw a crowd; there can be a challenging but winsome message, the distribution of tracts and the offer of chat and prayer on a one to one basis.

So I think there can be street preaching that is effective and attractive, or annoying and off-putting. But that’s a matter of taste, and people shouldn’t be arrested for bad taste! If someone is courageous enough to preach in the street, they should perhaps work with local churches to make sure they are in the right place and doing it in a way that attracts people and doesn’t just repel them. I’m talking about the method… Read More


March 30, 2017 |

llustration: Tim Charnick

By Philip Quenby

This nation currently has a serious blind spot, arguably as bad as anything that ever beset our ancestors. We have a problem with truth

We have created a tangle of competing rights so thick that even the best judges in the land struggle to cut through the undergrowth

Only a fool or a charlatan would argue that Britain has ever been a model of perfection. Yet the fact remains that for centuries this land set an example to the world of impartial justice and good governance.

This is not an idle boast. It is evident in comparative murder statistics, which are the best proxy we have for levels of violence and disorder down the ages and across societies. Right up to the late 1940s, the murder rate in England was substantially below that in (for example) the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

To understand why this country was so distinctive, we need to appreciate that it was not chance that brought about our system of government and our laws. They were instituted in an age when Christian belief was taken for granted: until very recently our laws were self-consciously Christian in inspiration and application. We should not underestimate how they have contributed greatly to our prosperity, freedoms and security.

Yet we are in the process of dismantling this heritage and replacing it with a confection of lies and half-truths. Read More

A “God-given moment” for our new Prime Minister

July 28, 2016 |

What would YOU like the new Prime Minister to do? After the recent turbulent political events, there is a new, apparently steady, hand at the top of government.

But unlike her temporary opponent, Andrea Leadsom, Mrs May has a track record of six years in charge of the Home Office – the government department which arguably has the most power to affect the lives of Christians. Read More

DEAR THERESA… Will your government now stand up for Christians?

July 28, 2016 |

Calling for an open and free society:  Andrea Williams of Christian Concern


In an open letter to the new Prime Minister, Andrea Williams of Christian Concern writes that Theresa May’s tenure at the Home Office saw an ‘alarming’ increase in Christian organisations being forced to water down or deny their ethos and ‘countless’ instances of Christians being side-lined. Read More

Deputy Commissioner ousted after visit to victim’s family

June 6, 2016 |

Last updated on June 7th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

A former Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner is going to appeal a ruling which found her guilty of serious misconduct after she asked to pray with the family of a murder victim. Read More


June 6, 2016 |

Last updated on June 7th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Vilified for their Christian stance: Daniel McArthur, his wife Amy and their two children (photo: Christian Institute)

The Christian owners of a bakery who lost a discrimination case after refusing to add a pro-gay marriage slogan to a cake are appealing the decision.

Three senior judges will deliver their judgment at a later date, after a four-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in Belfast in May. Read More

CHRISTIAN STUDENT EXPELLED over views on marriage

March 23, 2016 |

A Christian student has been expelled from a university social work course, after he made comments in support of biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics in a private conversation on Facebook. Read More


March 23, 2016 |

The famous ‘gay cake’ case of Ashers Bakery is continuing. An appeal hearing has been adjourned until 9 May after a last-minute legal submission from the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

The McArthur family, which owns Ashers Bakery, declined a … Read More


March 23, 2016 |

Richard Page, a magistrate of 30 years’ standing, has been removed from the Bench for believing that a child should have a mother and a father. Read More

Christian Concern: Fighting for freedom to live out the Gospel

November 30, 2015 |

Last updated on December 1st, 2015 at 06:00 pm

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2015 was another challenging year in our post-Christian nation. Two leading campaigning groups present their reviews of 2015  – and predict what may lie ahead of us…

Image: The famous giant judge effigy gained global attention at Christian Concern’s rally against Assisted Dying in September

It’s been a big year for us at Christian Concern, as we continued to speak boldly of Jesus Christ, the hope of the nation, in the public square. Read More

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