Tag: Rights

Biblical reflections on marriage by David and Heather Jackman

Biblical reflections on marriage by David and Heather Jackman

The broad and pervasive ‘trend away from marriage’ has far-reaching implications for society as a whole, as well as for Christians who come under pressure to conform to cultural standards. In contrast to the short-term and low-commitment relationships that have fast become the norm, the Bible holds out a positive vision for marriage, based on God’s covenant relationship with his people, and offers us the hope of communicating an attractive model of marriage to those who adhere to very different values.

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Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse by Julian Rivers

Human Rights and human dignity: unmasking the Trojan horse by Julian Rivers

Jurisprudence professor Julian Rivers persuasively argues that postmodern values are in danger of subverting our understanding of human dignity. This is creating a ‘Trojan horse’ which insinuates a deceptive ideology into public life as the basis of human rights. Listen online or download the audio version here: Listen to this episode

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Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective by Julian Rivers

Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective by Julian Rivers

    Abstract The Equality Act 2010 was the last major piece of legislation to be passed under the British ‘New Labour’ Government. This paper explains briefly what equality law does as well as two related groups of recent problem cases. It sets out a biblical foundation for the commitment to equality as well as […]

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Slutwalking

Slutwalking

by John Hayward ‘Too many overprotected middle-class girls have a dangerously naïve view of the world. They fail to see the animality and primitivism of sex, historically controlled by traditions of religion and morality now steadily dissolving in the West. … When it devalued motherhood, Western feminism undermined women’s most ancient claim to dignity. Sluttishness […]

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Christians need re-education

Christians need re-education

by John Hayward On Monday two High Court judges ruled that homosexual rights ‘should take precedence’ over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds, albeit under very limited circumstances. Eunice and Owen Johns had previously raised four of their own children and provided foster care for nearly 20 children, but were told […]

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Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Anti-Christian Law and Christian Citizenship by Julian Rivers

Extending his Cambridge Paper ‘Three principles for Christian citizens’, Professor Julian Rivers considers the ways in which recent legal developments express a view of the nature and purpose of law which is anti-Christian. It seeks to explore the deeper causes behind the recent spate of legal problems affecting Christians and considers what the proper response […]

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The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

  Summary The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament. The campaign for abolition was spearheaded by devout Christians, and it stands to this day as perhaps the finest political achievement of what would now be called faith-based activism. But who were the abolitionists, and […]

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What is the Christian vision for Britain?

What is the Christian vision for Britain?

Michael Schluter, March 2005 In the 1960s Martin Luther King gave his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. His dream was of a country where black and white children could go on the same bus, attend the same school, and as adults work side by side as equals in the same company. It was an […]

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