February 24, 2015
- Northern Ireland is changing. There are exciting stories of change - Christians at the forefront of peace-making, the new Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill and cultural redemption
February 23, 2015
- Support an Evangelical Alliance programme.
February 20, 2015
- For self-confessed, unapologetic, political geeks such as myself, one of the most exciting features in the run-up to any general election is waiting to see which party the newspapers will endorse.
- Loneliness and isolation are the most widespread social problems affecting our communities, regardless of income or social class, according to a Church of England survey out last week.
- This week's video blog looks at the need to slow down and remember lent in our busy consumer driven society. It's ironic how many people and businesses indulge in pancakes and Easter eggs but forget the fasting in between which makes the Easter feast all the more a celebration. We also take a further look at the proposed conscience clause. We have produced a 2 page briefing note which is available here.
February 19, 2015
- Hustings are being planned or considered in at least 27 of Wales’ 40 constituencies, with at least 13 events confirmed in 10 constituencies thus far. In all likelihood, churches in Wales will eclipse the hustings to constituency ratio for the UK established by CARE in 2010.
- Ahead of the assisted suicide debate, it is time for Scottish Christians to act.
- The Alliance’s survey Faith in politics? has found that the issue of most importance to evangelicals when considering their vote is religious liberty and freedom of expression. In many ways this is no great surprise given that the redemptive Christian narrative is all about freedom; a movement away from the bondage of sin and death to freedom and life.
- Don Horrock's explains how a new memorandum from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Department of Health effectively prevents any medical or counselling professionals who call themselves ‘counsellors’ from recommending reparative therapy.
- The Alliance was very concerned about the initially draconian nature of the government's proposals, with their potentially severe consequences for freedom of speech, thought and association in universities. The latest retreat by the Home Secretary is therefore welcome – but doubts remain.