Category Archives: Religion

Remembering the forgotten victims of the Holocaust

Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is essential that we never forget the Holocaust and the horrible mechanisation and normalisation of genocide which it engendered. Six million Jews were killed, and … Continue reading

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International Conscientious Objectors Day

Today, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day. A Conscientious Objector (CO) is someone who refuses to join any military organisation or fight in any war for religious, moral or ideological reasons. COs have always been viewed with suspicion and fear, … Continue reading

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Keith Sharpe from Changing Attitudes Sussex interviews Reverend Steve Chalke

Today, I was emailed this article, which includes an interview with Reverend Steve Chalke (see photo, left), who has been a very vocal conservative evangelical opponent of homosexuality based on biblical teachings. Recently, he has very publicly stated that he … Continue reading

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The Equal Marriage Debate – it’s all in a name

Today, MPs  in Westminster will be having a free vote on whether to pass the Marriage (Same-sex couples) Bill, which the coalition government really want to push through as soon as possible. As many of you who read this blog … Continue reading

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Women Bishops and the need for a split in the Anglican Communion

On 11th November 1992, I was in the middle of studying for my Religious Education A level. My (female) RE teacher was passionately in favour of women priests being allowed to be ordained into the Church of England, so on … Continue reading

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Abuse of power by Christian GP

Another story has emerged today about a GP who decided to talk about his personal religious faith with a patient, leading the patient’s mother to complain about his conduct. Listening to the GP himself talking on the radio this lunchtime, … Continue reading

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Super Injunctions and what constitutes “public interest”

BBC political journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Marr, has admitted today that he took out a so-called “super-injunction” to stop the press from reporting his extra-marital affair several years ago. In his statement, he apparently said he was ashamed of having … Continue reading

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